Bug 757257 - after selecting a user image (avatar), can't go back to no user image
Summary: after selecting a user image (avatar), can't go back to no user image
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: accountsservice
Version: 15
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-11-26 01:36 UTC by Andre Robatino
Modified: 2012-08-07 19:58 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: accountsservice-0.6.15-2.fc16
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 19:58:17 UTC
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Description Andre Robatino 2011-11-26 01:36:40 UTC
Description of problem:
If one uses gnome-control-center to select a user image, then tries to go back to the default setting (no image), it's impossible. There is an icon in the lower right of the 5x5 grid which looks like the default icon and that you should be able to select it, but it doesn't work. If you try, you get the error

[andre@compaq-pc ~]$ gnome-control-center 

(gnome-control-center:30448): user-accounts-cc-panel-WARNING **: SetIconFile call failed: failed to remove user icon, Error removing file: No such file or directory

at the instant you do so. This is apparently because the other 24 images are each located in /usr/share/pixmaps/faces/ , but there is no image corresponding to the default. This has been broken at least as far back as F14. There, if you run gnome-about-me, when selecting image, there is a "No Image" button that doesn't work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
control-center-3.2.2-1.fc16 (checked both 32 and 64 bit)

How reproducible:

Additional info:
Selecting a user image is currently the only known workaround for bug 739271. It's frustrating that it can't be undone even when that bug gets fixed. It would be nice to at least know how to manually (via terminal) undo this.

Comment 1 Andre Robatino 2011-11-30 02:13:36 UTC
There is now a proposed fix for bug 739271. Unfortunately, due to this bug, I won't be able to test it.

Comment 2 Volker Sobek 2011-11-30 04:01:02 UTC
I filed an upstream bug, though I'm not sure if it's really gnome-control-center's fault:


Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-11-30 04:30:57 UTC
accountsservice-0.6.15-2.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 4 Andre Robatino 2011-11-30 04:43:34 UTC
I don't have any of the accountservice* packages installed currently. Presumably there needs to be a dependency to drag it in?

Comment 5 Andre Robatino 2011-11-30 04:48:21 UTC
Never mind, it's accountsservice, not accountservice. Sorry for the noise.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-12-02 21:29:49 UTC
Package accountsservice-0.6.15-2.fc16:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing accountsservice-0.6.15-2.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2011-12-12 22:01:59 UTC
accountsservice-0.6.15-2.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 8 Andre Robatino 2011-12-13 00:19:45 UTC
Please fix for F15 as well.

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