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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:38 pm    Post subject: KdeWallet doesn't work, can't reset password Reply with quote

I just upgraded to the latest version of KDE and KdeWallet is failing to open. I started KdeWallet from the start menu but it refuses to let me reset the password.

What is the secret to resetting the password? Logging in from root doesn't seem to be easy.

I am running KDE Plasma version 5.17.5
KDE Frameworks version 5.67.0
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you opening your wallet implicitly at logon? If so, it could be some issue with the KDE to PAM integration - see the wiki article.

If all else fails and you either know all the passwords, or have a working backup in some form, the usual way to sort out broken KDE apps is to delete all/any associated files in .config and .local., and log out and back in; KDE will create an empty wallet when next needed. If you rely on the KDE-PAM integration, you'll need to fix that next. Then you manually recreate all the entries. Be aware that kdepim applications (e.g. kmail) store their passwords in kwallet, so be sure to know them before deleting.

Make sure your backups work before you delete anything that you can't otherwise recreate.

So something like
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 rm -r .config/kwallet* .local/share/kwallet*
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