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


It looks like that version may have a bug or a unwanted nifty feature. 
:-)  Once the newer version hits stable, maybe it will work then. 

Let's hope.


Mark Knecht wrote:
> Hi,
>    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
> false
> 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:
> QUrl("file:///usr/share/user-manager/avatars/classic/Green.png")
> log_user_manager: From:
> QUrl("file:///usr/share/user-manager/avatars/classic/Green.png") to:
> "/
> tmp/systemsettings.n22130"
> 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
> QDBusConnectionInterface::serviceOwnerChanged(QString,QString,QSt
> ring)
> 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
> KiB
> Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 KiB
> c2RAID6 ~ #
> Cheers,
> Mark
> 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
>>>>>> :-)  :-)