[PC-BSD Testing] kgpg

Stephan Assmus superstippi at gmx.de
Tue Jan 12 01:00:55 PST 2010


Hi,

On 2010-01-11 at 22:30:14 [+0100], Dru Lavigne <drulavigne at sympatico.ca> 
wrote:
> > > However, the KGpg application will not launch as a regular user (so 
> > > you can manipulate keys, options, etc.). I could get it to start with 
> > > kdesu kgpg, but that won't manipulate the regular user's keys. (and 
> > > it refuses to generate a key pair as root).
> > > 
> 
> > I'm not sure what to tell you, it works just fine here when I go to 
> > start -> utilities -> encryption tool as my regular user on a fresh 
> > install. The first time I ran it, it went ahead and prompted me to 
> > setup a new key, and did it just fie.
> > 
> > However, I did notice something which may be causing confusion. kgpg 
> > can only have a single session running at a time, and by default it 
> > "hides" in the system tray (where klipper is), but you have to click 
> > the "<" arrow to expand the tray and see it. So if you already have it 
> > running (but hidden by the tray), it won't start a new one, or bring 
> > any GUI up, until you click on the tray icon.
> 
> Hiding was the culprit. Thanks! I'll add a note for readers.

It's a bug in the program or the port, though. It should notify the already 
running instance to pop up it's interface. That would be a much better fix 
than mentioning it in some documentation.

Best regards,
-Stephan


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