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Taming KDEwallet

On opensuse forums, I often see complaints about KDEwallet (or “kwallet” for short).  It can be annoying at times.  In this post, I’ll indicate ways of keeping it under control.

While this is oriented toward opensuse, it should also apply to other distros with one caveat.  In opensuse, some of the applications have their settings and configuration under the directory “$HOME/.kde4”.  For other distros, it is more typical to use “$HOME/.kde” (without that final “4”).  So just adjust my suggestions accordingly.

Starting with Leap 42.1 (and with Tumbleweed), opensuse now supports Plasma 5.  And Plasma 5 keeps its configuration under “$HOME/.config” and under “$HOME/.local”.  But there remain some older applications with configuration in the old location.

To further complicate things, there are now two versions of “kwallet”.  I’ll call them “kwallet4” for the old version still used by some older software, and “kwallet5” for the newer version (for Plasma 5).  That both wallets are there, and that they might independently prompt you to open the wallet, is part of the confusion.

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Recent changes to Leap 42.1 and plasma 5

There have been several recent updates to opensuse Leap 42.1.  Toward the end of February, there was an update of KDE applications.  And earlier this week there was a frameworks updates.

There was, at first, a problem with the update earlier this week.  There were two updates that were supposed to be applied at the same time.  And somehow they released the frameworks update without also releasing the QT update.  That left some folk unable to login to the plasma 5 desktop until they released the complementary QT update.

I’ll note that I was affected by this on one of my computers.  But it did not affect my main desktop, because I held off applying the update until all was back in order.

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