[ale] encryption question

James Sumners james.sumners at gmail.com
Wed Jul 7 18:19:24 EDT 2010

The difference is that the file system is managed by the kernel, and
lower level user programs, while individual files, and KDE, are
managed by higher level utilities. In other words, there is some
background program that is independent of KDE which encrypts your file
system. The individual file you wanted to decrypt had been encrypted
with something else at a higher abstraction level (e.g. Kgpg).

On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 5:32 PM, drifter <drifter at oppositelock.org> wrote:
> Hanging on the wall of my high school chemistry lab (50 years ago)
> was this sign.  "Assume will make an ass of you and me."
> I blithely assumed that a program like Kgpg would come with an
> install of Kbuntu that had the option of encrypting the home
> directory automatically -- auto decrypts on valid password at boot.
> Obviously it did not, so having the data (keyrings, etc.) was insufficient.
> Thanks for the help.  Did an apt-get install and now decryption works
> as it should.
> Sean
> -----------------------------------------------------
> On Wednesday 07 July 2010 16:12:14 James Sumners wrote:
>> http://utils.kde.org/projects/kgpg/ looks promising. Found via
>> http://www.google.com/search?q=kde+gnupg . It's also listed on
>> http://www.gnupg.org/related_software/frontends.html .
>> On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 3:43 PM, drifter <drifter at oppositelock.org> wrote:
>> > Still trying to get this netbook up and running at it should.
>> >
>> > Kbuntu 10.04 -- fresh install; reloaded files from saved /home.
>> >
>> > .gnupg copied back into /home
>> >
>> > try to decrypt file and KDE wants to know what application
>> > do I want to use to open the file.  What should happen is a
>> > dialog box should pop up asking for the passphrase.
>> >
>> > Obviously I am missing something.
>> > But I don't know what.
>> > Clues would be appreciated as I really needto be able to decrypt
>> > that file.
>> >
>> > Sean
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