Originally Posted by BBQdave
Ya I know, not a big deal. And I apologize if there is a simple well known way to adjust this, I have had no luck in discovering a simple way to configure. Duckduckgo just shows information on modifying gdm. Not looking for major modifications, just want to get rid of the blank-figure that bugs me when I log in
Good luck with that. I've been trying off and on in F16/Xfce with gdm to get the login greeter to show an image other than the default faceless face icon ever since it's been installed.
~/.face.... doesn't work
/usr/share/pixmaps/faces/paul[.jpg].... doesn't work
/var/lib/AccountsService/icons/paul.jpg... doesn't work
Perhaps some proper edit to /var/lib/AccountsService/users/paul will do.. but I haven't found a guide yet for valid entries.
Various edits to /etc/gdm/custom.conf as suggested from scouring the web... doesn't work.
Maybe it's easy, but I haven't found it yet.
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OK.. got it. Just did some more searching and found the magic bullet to change image in gdm login screen in Xfce/F16.
and add the line:
After doing this edit I tried just logging out and back in (without a reboot) and nothing changed. After a reboot, my new face image appeared in the gdm login screen.