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Re: How to change user icon at top of Application Launcher's menu?

   So I tried running as root. This part of KDE doesn't want to update
my account
because it's not a new user.

c2RAID6 ~ # systemsettings5
The kwalletd service has been registered
log_user_manager: "org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown" "The
name org.freedesktop.login1 wa
s not provided by any .service files"
log_user_manager: Starting:
log_user_manager: From:
QUrl("file:///usr/share/user-manager/avatars/classic/Green.png") to:
QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/tmp/runtime-root'
klauncher not running... launching kdeinit
QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/tmp/runtime-root'
QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/tmp/runtime-root'
Connecting to deprecated signal
QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/tmp/runtime-root'
QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/tmp/runtime-root'
log_user_manager: Avatar created
log_user_manager: Saving on Index:  0
log_user_manager: "org.freedesktop.Accounts.Error.UserExists"
log_user_manager: "A user with name 'mark' already exists"
log_user_manager: Failed Roles:  (AccountModel::Administrator)
c2RAID6 ~ #

   You are using newer ~amd64 stuff so possibly there's something
better about newer. Not
willing to go there however.

c2RAID6 ~ # emerge -pv systemsettings

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild   R    ] kde-plasma/systemsettings-5.9.5:5::gentoo  USE="gtk
handbook -classic -debug" 0

Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 KiB
c2RAID6 ~ #


On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 3:29 PM, Dale <rdalek1967@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> Well, that's odd.  I got that drag thing to, I ignored it.  It let me
> change mine from the gallery thingy.  I selected that happy guy.  :-)
> Mine listed dale and dale2.  dale2 is my backup to test weirdness after
> a upgrade.  It also listed new user but I didn't go there.
> Just for giggles.
> [ebuild   R   ~] kde-plasma/systemsettings-5.10.3:5::gentoo  USE="gtk
> handbook -classic -debug"
> There's not really many USE flag options there.  Hmmmmmm.
> Dale
> :-)  :-)
> Mark Knecht wrote:
>> Hello again,
>>    Yes, mine asked me for root password which I gave. It also went
>> through a weird step where after I chose a better icon it told me to
>> drag it to a place of interest but there wasn't anything specific to
>> drag. Just a really big window with the icon I chose in the middle.
>>    I'll give it a try as root. Did yours actually have your user
>> account in the list? Mine did not.
>>    Gentoo=yes, missing package=no assuming portage properly keeps
>> track of things, USE flag=who knows? It's Gentoo after all.
>> Mark
>> On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Dale <rdalek1967@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I didn't try to change mine last time but I did just now.  Does it ask
>>> you for your root password when you try to change it?  It does here.  If
>>> it doesn't there, it may be a permissions issue.
>>> You should be able to run systemsettings5 as root and change it that
>>> way, if it doesn't ask when you click apply.
>>> I seem to recall you run Gentoo.  Maybe it is a USE flag or missing
>>> package???
>>> Dale
>>> :-)  :-)
>>> Mark Knecht wrote:
>>>> Hi Dale,
>>>>    Thank you for the response. That dialog area appears to be the same
>>>> one I get to directly by clicking on the offending icon that resides
>>>> at the top of the Application Launcher menu. Choosing the icon at the
>>>> right allows me to choose a new one from a gallery, but only
>>>> (apparently) for a new user. Changing it does not effect my account.
>>>>    Possibly this is a lack of documentation issue but there are
>>>> already user accounts on this machine and none of those existing users
>>>> show up on the left. All it says is 'New User'. Possibly I can create
>>>> a 'mark' user and then possibly KDE will change the icon associated
>>>> with my account but I'm uncertain and don't want to just play around
>>>> and create problems.
>>>>    Again, thanks for the response.
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Mark
>>>> On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 4:42 PM, Dale <rdalek1967@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> Mark Knecht wrote:
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>    An update to KDE on my Gentoo machine yesterday has changed the
>>>>>> icon that shows up to the left of my name at the top of Application
>>>>>> Launcher menu. I'm sure it's unintended but I find the icon insulting
>>>>>> and would like to change it. How can I change this icon back to the
>>>>>> Sad Cyclops icon, or better yet one of my choice, that appeared there
>>>>>> before this update?
>>>>>>    If I click on the icon I get the User Manager from System Settings.
>>>>>> On the left it says "New User" and on the right there is a place to
>>>>>> edit what I suspect is the icon area but changing it doesn't change
>>>>>> the icon I see here. Sadly clicking on Help at the bottom returns the
>>>>>> message "The file or Folder help:/ does not exist" so possibly
>>>>>> Gentoo's build has excluded this by default. The Help system for
>>>>>> Plasma has a section for the Application Launcher but I don't find
>>>>>> instructions for this problem.
>>>>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>>>> Mark
>>>>> I think I know what you are talking about but am not sure.  If it is
>>>>> what I think, System Setting, Account Details under Personalizations,
>>>>> then on the left User Manager.  You should be able to click on the user
>>>>> icon and get some options.  It used to be in another section but guess
>>>>> it got moved, which may be why you couldn't find it.
>>>>> If that isn't what you are talking about, no clue.
>>>>> Dale
>>>>> :-)  :-)