question on "about me" in system settings and login picture

Jonathan Jesse jjesse at
Sun Aug 19 02:43:28 BST 2007

On Friday 17 August 2007 11:21:24 Juan Carlos Torres wrote:
> On Friday 17 August 2007, Jonathan Jesse wrote:
> > Shouldn't changing these ssettings in system settings also reflect in the
> > login manager?  If this is a bug, I'll report it on launchpad, but don't
> > know what pacakge to report against.
> IMHO, it ideally should (just like in Windows?), however KDM and the user
> settings are not synced by default.
> In System Settings -> Advanced tab -> Login Manager -> Users tab, there is
> a section of the window labeled "User Image Source". Pressing Shift+F1
> (What's This) and clicking on that area explains the choices. Basically,
> KDM is set to use Admin by default, meaning what image the admin chooses
> for the user in the login screen only.
> Perhaps we could set it to "User, admin" by default?
> Not sure what to do with the echo mode, though...

Whle I don't necessarily want to "follow windows" I think it more or less 
makes sense to have the settings changed when you change the settings 
under "About Me."  Why else would there be a picture setting there?  Where 
does the picture set in About Me show up?



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