[SOLVED] How to remove user profile login image

Questions about other topics - please check if your question fits better in another category before posting here
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
slkdfh
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:20 am

[SOLVED] How to remove user profile login image

Postby slkdfh » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:27 am

Hi,

I'm trying to figure out how to remove a login profile picture once it has been set. I selected my own image, made it my Account picture, and didn't like it, so rather than change it I wanted to remove the picture all together. I deleted the .face file in the home directory, and now when I go to my Account details section in the Settings it shows the picture as blank (just like how it was before I selected any picture), however the picture still appears at the login screen. I'm assuming when I chose it a copy was made and saved somewhere else besides ~/.face- does anybody know where in the file system this is cached? Thanks!
Last edited by slkdfh on Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Mute Ant
Level 12
Level 12
Posts: 4099
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:45 pm

Re: How to remove user profile login image

Postby Mute Ant » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:45 pm

There's a /usr/share/faces/ folder on my system.
Last edited by karlchen on Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:04 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: corrected usr/share/faces to read /usr/share/faces. The initial / does make a difference. It makes the difference between a relative pathname and a fully qualified pathname
Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don’t let you go around again until you get it right.

User avatar
kyphi
Level 8
Level 8
Posts: 2113
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:14 am
Location: The Hunter, Australia

Re: How to remove user profile login image

Postby kyphi » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:52 pm

On my Cinnamon system the stock images for faces are in /usr/share/cinnamon/faces

However, the image I am using, set in Users and Groups (it is in the main menu) does not appear in the above mentioned source (and why should it?).

Most likely you are using MDM instead of LightDM - there is no image in LightDM. Consider installing it.

To find anything on your system try the "locate" command followed by the name of the file you are looking for.
Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon - 64bit

slkdfh
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:20 am

Re: How to remove user profile login image

Postby slkdfh » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:08 pm

No /usr/share/faces/ folder on my system. However there was a /usr/share/cinnamon/faces/ folder and like kyphi said the user picture is not there. I'd use the locate command if I knew what the file was called, but I'm assuming the system changed it's name after copying/caching it since when I search with what it was originally called, only the original from my picture folder appears. And I've tried renaming/deleting the original in the picture folder with no effect

So basically this image is still being cached somewhere and who knows where...

rene
Level 6
Level 6
Posts: 1328
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:58 pm

Re: How to remove user profile login image

Postby rene » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:33 pm

Cannot verify right now but I believe it was /var/lib/AccountsService/icons/

slkdfh
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:20 am

Re: How to remove user profile login image

Postby slkdfh » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:46 pm

Yup! Rene got it! :)

The system renamed it to be the same as my user name (the one that displays in the Terminal).

Thanks all for the help


Return to “Other topics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests