So that I will not have to search for a fix for this again.
The xsession must be started as a client of the ssh-agent. For this a file .xsession (plus
ln -s .xsession .xinitrc) is needed with the following contents:
#!/bin/sh SESSION_PROC_ID=$$ ssh-agent $HOME/.xsession.ssh
Secondly I copied the global
/home/yashima/.xsession.ssh. Then I added the command
ssh-add to my gnome-session with the normal gnome config utility. Works. Done. Don’t need to do it again!
Addendum: some of the problems I was having with ssh seem to come from the “-i” flag … when I created new keys with default names and simply tried without specifying a key all of a sudden I was able to run stuff with “-2” that would not work before. Don’t forget to use “-a” when you test things on a remote computer otherwise your agent will screw up everything.