I just reinstalled Linux on my laptop, and I'm trying to get SSH pubkey authentication working via X11 applications. Specifically, I'm trying to use
baobab to display the usage of a remote filesystem, and I need to SSH in as root but root has no password, o I need to use an SSH key to authenticate.
In the terminal, if I
ssh root@theserver I get right in with no password, but if I use Baobab or Nautilus to connect, it asks me for my password. How can I have it use my SSH key?
I'm using Gnome on Ubuntu 10.10 in case it matters. On my previous install this worked, and I don't know if I did something before to make it work. if so, I've forgotten what... In fact, my previous install would pop up an X11 dialog asking for my SSH private key password if I needed to unlock it. How do I make that happen again?