CaptainMark wrote:I even tried the accountservive way from the arch wiki and that didnt work, I had high hopes for that because its all stored in /var but again nothing
It won't if you're still linking it to /home/[user]/.face, since it still has to be de-crypted before you can use it.
How about placing your avatar in /usr/share/icons/[user]/avatar.jpg and then try it (replacing [user] with your username)?
Problems? Tell us EXACTLY what you've done and what you expected to happen, IN DETAIL. That will save us questions, and we should get along better,
I have dysgraphia. This means I might have understood you incorrectly through no fault of my own.