Update: 2012-06-15 Having dug a little further into the issue, I think the best solution might be to add the following to your ~/.xsessionrc: eval $(/usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon –start) export SSH_AUTH_SOCK export GPG_AGENT_INFO export GNOME_KEYRING_CONTROL I found a way to make e17 work with the GNOME Keyring Daemon (GKD), so that I do not have to manually [...]