View Full Version : [SOLVED] Gnupg failed to start, fixed: now private key doesn't work
Dec 19th 2011, 05:30 PM
I just did a big wad of updates (December 19 2011). When I rebooted I got the error:
Gnupg failed to start. You must fix the Gnupg error before running Kgpg.
The details tab revealed
gpg note: Old default options file ~/home/larrylaca1/.gnupg/options ignored.
How do I figure out what's wrong and how do I fix it?
Dec 19th 2011, 11:11 PM
Never mind I figured it out
Dec 20th 2011, 04:26 AM
What? And you won't share what you had to do, for the benefit of anyone else who might experience the same issue? :P
Dec 20th 2011, 03:57 PM
It seemed simple. I just renamed the options file. Since it's no longer there Kgpg doesn't hang and it starts. However now it turns out I can no longer encrypt something with my private key and decrypt it with my private key. Nor can I decrypt a file sent to me encrypted with my private key. I don't even know where to start to resolve this one. It's a key I use in Windows also, so it's a pgp key originally. If I delete the key and re-import, it's the same story. It doesn't work. I'm trying now to see if anything I can encrypt with the key can be decrypted by someone who has my public key.
Dec 29th 2011, 06:11 PM
For anyone reading this thread. I never could get Kgpg to work right. So because of a suggestion in another post I referred the problem as a bug to KDE.
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