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Re: gdm dosen't show my pix on the face greeter



On Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 12:19:54PM -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:

> 
> On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 16:56 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 11:48 -0400, Louis E Garcia II wrote:
> > > I put a pix of myself in the 'about me' capplet and have a .face in my
> > > home dir. Why doesn't gdm pick it up?
> > 
> > Check the permissions on your home directory and ~/.face.
> > 
> > If your home directory doesn't allow for the gdm user to access ~/.face,
> > then it won't work...
> 
> Actually it's supposed to work because the gdm greeter gets the faces
> through a pipe from the master gdm process which is running as root.

That it's running as root doesn't mean that it will always have access
to a home directory, the home might be on NFS or AFS for example.

Kostas 


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