Solved KDE wallet gpg error

phalange

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Running 12.1 with quarterly packages (just updated)

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Error when attempting to decrypt the wallet Message recipient disconnected from message bus without replying using GPG. If you're using a SmartCard, please ensure it's inserted then try again.
GPG error was Timeout

GPG seems to work, and the keys are active. Clicking Retry or Cancel just returns the error message after a short time. Has anyone seen this before?
 
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phalange

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The solution to this is creating gpg-agent.conf in ~/.gnupg directory and adding

pinentry-program /usr/local/bin/pinentry-qt5

The issue stemmed from the fact that the default agent was terminal-based (in my case, pinentry-curses) which I prefer since I generally use pinentry on the command line and I don't like gui popups.

But this meant that when wallet was asking for a password, it was calling a CLI-only program.
 
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