Thanks again for the response, jw013.
I'm lost the more i look into this. It seems there are two ssh-agents running. One that i installed via the package manager, and one that was installed when i installed gnome-core (it's in the gnome keyring).
If i ask ssh-agent to delete a key, it says it has. But when i query the keys, it says it still has the one i deleted. http://live.gnome.org/GnomeKeyring/Ssh
Sorry, i'm just a bit confused here.
I really enjoy using gnome, and am familiar with all the software that comes with it.
So i don't want to use another gui, but i *need* to use ssh securely on my netbook/desktop.