[Solved]Personal icon not appearing in login screen

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[Solved]Personal icon not appearing in login screen

Postby SenorSalad » 2015-05-31 23:30

I recently installed Debian 8 with the Xfce Desktop Environment, which uses the Lightdm gtk greeter as its login manager. My login screen at the moment looks something like this: http://linuxscoop.com/wp-content/upload ... Screen.jpg. In particular, I still have the "grey person" as the default user avatar.

I have been unsuccessfully attempting to change my personal login avatar, following the advice on the Arch Linux wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Li ... our_avatar. I began by naming my desired avatar .face and saving it in my home directory. That didn't work, but I was not discouraged because the wiki mentioned that there were issues with the ".icon method". So I then installed accountservice, created a directory for my user, and saved my desired avatar as a 96x96 PNG named username.png in the appropriate directory (making sure that it had the necessary permissions, of course). That didn't work either, and now I'm stumped.

Has anyone experienced these issues before?
Last edited by SenorSalad on 2015-06-01 12:28, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Personal icon not appearing in login screen

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2015-06-01 06:59

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Re: Personal icon not appearing in login screen

Postby SenorSalad » 2015-06-01 12:28

Thanks Head. For anyone else viewing this thread with the same problem, setting greeter-hide-users=false in both /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/01_debian.conf solved the problem for me (after restarting).
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