Bug 757257 - after selecting a user image (avatar), can't go back to no user image
after selecting a user image (avatar), can't go back to no user image
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: accountsservice (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-11-25 20:36 EST by Andre Robatino
Modified: 2012-08-07 15:58 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: accountsservice-0.6.15-2.fc16
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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 15:58:17 EDT
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Description Andre Robatino 2011-11-25 20:36:40 EST
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 2011-11-29 21:13:36 EST
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 2011-11-29 23:01:02 EST
I filed an upstream bug, though I'm not sure if it's really gnome-control-center's fault:

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-11-29 23:30:57 EST
accountsservice-0.6.15-2.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
Comment 4 Andre Robatino 2011-11-29 23:43:34 EST
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 2011-11-29 23:48:21 EST
Never mind, it's accountsservice, not accountservice. Sorry for the noise.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-12-02 16:29:49 EST
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.
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Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2011-12-12 17:01:59 EST
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 2011-12-12 19:19:45 EST
Please fix for F15 as well.
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