Awesome WM & NM Applet: Secret Service Operation Failed

I am running Awesome window manager on Lucid Lynx and am using the Network Manager applet to manage my wireless connection. There is a strange error that manes that the wireless can never remember my key.

When I initiate the nm_applet from a terminal it displays the following error:

** Message: secret service operation failed: The name org.freedesktop.secrets was not provided by any .service files

After some searching around on the internets I found a hack that seems to fix the problem.

What you have to do is edit the  /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.gnome.keyring.service file, comment out where it says Name=org.gnome.keyring
and add the line
Name=org.freedesktop.secrets

For example, my /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.gnome.keyring.service file looks like this:

[D-BUS Service]
#Name=org.gnome.keyring
Name=org.freedesktop.secrets
Exec=/usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --foreground --components=secrets

Save this, then you’re done.

  • David Alves

    This really helped me, thanks a lot !

  • David Alves

    This really helped me, thanks a lot !

  • David Alves

    This really helped me, thanks a lot !