Comment 16 for bug 529338

Saša Teković (hseagle2015) wrote :


I'm having trouble with the same problem. I use Lenovo Thinkpad x300 and when I log in using fingerprint reader (thinkfinger), I don't get asked for password to unlock my keyring, therefore nm-applet is running in the background but without the icon on the panel, so I'm not able to use it to connect to any network.

If I kill the nm-applet process and restart it manually in the Terminal, I get the following error:


** Message: secret service operation failed: Activation of org.freedesktop.secrets timed out

** Message: secret service operation failed: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.


I noticed that, if i kill gnome-keyring-daemon and nm-applet processes and just run "nm-applet --sm-disable &" in the Terminal, I get nm-applet running and I'm asked to enter my keyring password.

Just like it was already mentioned before (couple of comments up), this problem arises only when logging into the system is done by using fingerprint reader. If I log in by entering my password, everything works as it should.