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    Default Adding profile picture seems do not requere but does ask for root password.

    In "System Settings" ("Configure Desktop) applet In "Personalization" block - "Account details" one can add some personal information to it's own account - email, profile picture and (i assume) change a password, although once in password field i'm getting pop up window to enter and re-enter new password without "enter old password first" field.
    But anyway, when i try to add profile picture i am being asked for root password. Although when i click on "cancel" my picture still being assigned.
    I do understand root (admin) password request if i would try to change anything for another user, but it seems to me excessive to be asking root password for anything concerning my own account.
    Could you please check if you experience same behavior, and if yes i would like to submit a bug request.

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    Default Re: Adding profile picture seems do not requere but does ask for root password.

    This seems to be for a desktop environment. Can you please explain which one?
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    Default Re: Adding profile picture seems do not requere but does ask for root password.

    Guessing KDE and that is in the login options screen and in general that requires root since the login is part of system and not for the most part under user control since the options are used before a user is logged in thus system.

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    Default Re: Adding profile picture seems do not requere but does ask for rootpassword.

    On 2015-09-15 14:06, gogalthorp wrote:
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    > Guessing KDE and that is in the login options screen and in general that
    > requires root since the login is part of system and not for the most
    > part under user control since the options are used before a user is
    > logged in thus system.


    I'm not sure about that; a user should be able to change his own choices.

    I would have a look at "man chfn" - see:

    The chfn command changes user fullname, office room number, office phone number, and home phone number
    information for a user's account. This information is typically printed by finger(1) and similar
    programs. A normal user may only change the fields for her own account, subject to the restrictions in
    /etc/login.defs. (The default configuration is to prevent users from changing their fullname.) The
    superuser may change any field for any account. Additionally, only the superuser may use the -o option
    to change the undefined portions of the GECOS field.


    So, the next step is checking that "/etc/login.defs" :-)

    Of course, then what the desktop does, I do not know.


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    Default Re: Adding profile picture seems do not requere but does ask forroot password.

    On Tue 15 Sep 2015 12:28:06 PM CDT, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    Of course, then what the desktop does, I do not know.
    Hi
    In gnome-shell just copy the image your wanting to use as a
    profile picture as ~/.face

    I would imagine it's common across DE's.

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    Default Re: Adding profile picture seems do not requere but does ask for root password.

    Well in KDE the page that has the option also has system options on other tabs so yes it is confusing

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    Sorry everyone for delayed reply... but i'm working, indeed, in KDE (plasma5) environment (5.4.0-1.1).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclingGeorgian View Post
    Sorry everyone for delayed reply... but i'm working, indeed, in KDE (plasma5) environment (5.4.0-1.1).
    Hm, it even crashes here if I try to set a different picture... (13.2 with Plasma 5.4.1)

    The "new"* user manager just seems to be buggy in general.

    * It's not really new, AFAIK it was developed and used by KUbuntu years ago already (for KDE4) and has been pushed into Plasma5 by them now to replace the "official" one... :-/
    Last edited by wolfi323; 17-Sep-2015 at 01:47.

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    Default Re: Adding profile picture seems do not requere but does ask forroot password.

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    In gnome-shell just copy the image your wanting to use as a
    profile picture as ~/.face
    Don't you mean ~/.face.icon ?
    At least that's what I have here with KDE...

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    Default Re: Adding profile picture seems do not requere but does ask forroot password.

    On Thu 17 Sep 2015 08:46:01 AM CDT, wolfi323 wrote:


    malcolmlewis;2728262 Wrote:
    > Hi
    > In gnome-shell just copy the image your wanting to use as a
    > profile picture as ~/.face
    >

    Don't you mean ~/.face.icon ?
    At least that's what I have here with KDE...


    Hi
    No, just .face, maybe that's the difference? a .icon extension.

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