Background: I'm planning to switch from a CentOS 6 workstation to one running Fedora 17. Some things are different. I have questions.

How can I prevent GNOME from prompting for my ssh key password?

[pdurbin@beamish ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release 
Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle)
[pdurbin@beamish ~]$ echo $SSH_AUTH_SOCK
/run/user/pdurbin/keyring-Nq4yQX/ssh
[pdurbin@beamish ~]$ ssh-add
Enter passphrase for /home/pdurbin/.ssh/id_rsa: 
Identity added: /home/pdurbin/.ssh/id_rsa (/home/pdurbin/.ssh/id_rsa)
[pdurbin@beamish ~]$ ssh server1.greptilian.com

A pop up appears:

Enter password to unlock the private key

An application wants access to the private key 'pdurbin@beamish', but it is locked

Password:

() Automatically unlock this key whenever I'm logged in

(Cancel) (Unlock)

I click "Cancel" (twice) and see this back on the console:

Agent admitted failure to sign using the key.
Agent admitted failure to sign using the key.
pdurbin@server1.greptilian.com's password: 

For now, this is my workaround:

[root@beamish ~]# cd /etc/xdg/autostart
[root@beamish autostart]# grep Exec gnome-keyring-ssh.desktop
Exec=/usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=ssh
[root@beamish autostart]# mv gnome-keyring-ssh.desktop gnome-keyring-ssh.desktop.disabled
[root@beamish autostart]# reboot

[pdurbin@beamish ~]$ ssh-add
Could not open a connection to your authentication agent.
[pdurbin@beamish ~]$ exec ssh-agent bash
[pdurbin@beamish ~]$ ssh-add
Enter passphrase for /home/pdurbin/.ssh/id_rsa: 
Identity added: /home/pdurbin/.ssh/id_rsa (/home/pdurbin/.ssh/id_rsa)
[pdurbin@beamish ~]$ ssh server1.greptilian.com
Last login: Wed Jul 11 09:57:51 2012 from dhcp-0164953481-93-7f.client.fas.harvard.edu
[pdurbin@server1 ~]$ 

The problem with this, however, is that I have to run exec ssh-agent bash and ssh-add every time I open a new terminal window!

See also:

http://blog.bogosity.se/2010/03/01/ssh-agent-without-the-gnome-keyring/

https://live.gnome.org/GnomeKeyring/Ssh

Fedora 16/17/??/20 random mouse clicking

Unfortunately, I'm suffering from this problem:

F17 cursor crazy - https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/users/2013-February/431969.html

http://major.io/2013/08/24/get-a-rock-solid-linux-touchpad-configuration-for-the-lenovo-x1-carbon/ makes me wonder if this has something to do with my settings at /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf or /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-wacom.conf

The former says, "Some devices have the buttons as part of the lower edge of the touchpad. Pressing a button moves the cursor, causing cursor jumps and erroneous clicks." I'm definitely suffering from similar problems. Before making any changes, here are my current settings:

[pdurbin@localhost ~]$ synclient -l
Parameter settings:
    LeftEdge                = 1752
    RightEdge               = 5192
    TopEdge                 = 1620
    BottomEdge              = 4236
    FingerLow               = 25
    FingerHigh              = 30
    MaxTapTime              = 180
    MaxTapMove              = 221
    MaxDoubleTapTime        = 180
    SingleTapTimeout        = 180
    ClickTime               = 100
    EmulateMidButtonTime    = 0
    EmulateTwoFingerMinZ    = 282
    EmulateTwoFingerMinW    = 7
    VertScrollDelta         = 100
    HorizScrollDelta        = 100
    VertEdgeScroll          = 0
    HorizEdgeScroll         = 0
    CornerCoasting          = 0
    VertTwoFingerScroll     = 1
    HorizTwoFingerScroll    = 1
    MinSpeed                = 1
    MaxSpeed                = 1.75
    AccelFactor             = 0.0398089
    TouchpadOff             = 0
    LockedDrags             = 0
    LockedDragTimeout       = 5000
    RTCornerButton          = 0
    RBCornerButton          = 0
    LTCornerButton          = 0
    LBCornerButton          = 0
    TapButton1              = 1
    TapButton2              = 3
    TapButton3              = 2
    ClickFinger1            = 1
    ClickFinger2            = 3
    ClickFinger3            = 2
    CircularScrolling       = 0
    CircScrollDelta         = 0.1
    CircScrollTrigger       = 0
    PalmDetect              = 0
    PalmMinWidth            = 10
    PalmMinZ                = 200
    CoastingSpeed           = 20
    CoastingFriction        = 50
    PressureMotionMinZ      = 30
    PressureMotionMaxZ      = 160
    PressureMotionMinFactor = 1
    PressureMotionMaxFactor = 1
    GrabEventDevice         = 1
    TapAndDragGesture       = 1
    AreaLeftEdge            = 0
    AreaRightEdge           = 0
    AreaTopEdge             = 0
    AreaBottomEdge          = 0
    HorizHysteresis         = 8
    VertHysteresis          = 8
    ClickPad                = 1
    RightButtonAreaLeft     = 3472
    RightButtonAreaRight    = 0
    RightButtonAreaTop      = 3900
    RightButtonAreaBottom   = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaLeft    = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaRight   = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaTop     = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaBottom  = 0
[pdurbin@localhost ~]$ 

Strangely, it almost seems related to being plugged into power... if I touch and hold my finger on the touchpad while plugged into power, the cursor oscillates. When I unplug from power, the cursor is more stable. As of this writing I'm on Fedora 20. I don't see this behavior when I reboot into Windows.

I wonder if this is related. I do have a Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#Cursor_jump

"The original configuration renders the touchpad quite useless, as it behaves very jumpily." -- https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Lenovo_ThinkPad_X230#Touchpad

"Using Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit version, installed on Lenovo X220 laptop. Fresh "default" install and settings configuration. When the laptop is plugged into a power source, the touchpad's onscreen cursor (the white arrow that shows position) shakes excessively when trying to use the touchpad to control the cursor." -- Bug #1028617 “Cursor shakes violently when connected to power so...” : Bugs : “xserver-xorg-input-synaptics” package : Ubuntu - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-input-synaptics/+bug/1028617

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X220-Touchpad-jumpy-response-when-used-with-90w-slim-AC-adapter/ta-p/766543 via http://raywoodcockslatest.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/lenovo-thinkpad-jittery-touchpad/


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