I get this

gpg: WARNING: The GNOME keyring manager hijacked the GnuPG agent.
gpg: WARNING: GnuPG will not work proberly - please configure that tool to not interfere with the GnuPG system!

when I use gnupg-agent with mutt. But the warning doesn't give me clue how to resolve the issue, nor could I find the info from GNOME documentation.

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    I noticed the same thing yesterday. I think this was introduced in a recent update, because I have never seen this message before and I have been using Mutt with GPG for years. I hope there is a solution or at least a workaround. Signing and encrypting mail still works though, despite the error.
    – arnefm
    Jun 11, 2014 at 11:10
  • Apparently gpg checks specificly for GKR. I don't know if it was the reason is or what does 33554509 refers to. Jun 23, 2014 at 20:29

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It is a clash between gpg2 and gnome-keyring and the message is misleading and harmless. If you like to remove the message, execute the following command on a terminal.

sed -i s/AGENT_ID/AGENX_ID/ `which gpg2`

More Details can be found here

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