[Kde-hardware-devel] Re: Cryptsetup unlocking support

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Tue Apr 19 12:26:59 CEST 2011

On Tuesday, 2011-04-19, Ozan Çağlayan wrote:
> Hi,
> When we mount a USB stick with a cryptsetup LUKS partition inside it, it
> seems that there's no way to unlock it through a GUI. Gnome spawns a
> gnome-disk-utility dialog. Actually what's done behind is pretty simple:

When you insert such a device, the encrypted parition appears along side any 
unencrypted on in the device notifier. Clicking the padlock icon on the right 
hand side shows a password dialog and then unlocks the device (provided the 
input is correct of course).

Locking again is just a matter of another click on the padlock.

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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