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#1 2010-10-10 10:40:27

Stunts
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[Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

Hi everyone.

Ever since I switched to gnome 2.32 I've had a problem with gnome-about-me.
It simply seems to forget all my user info.
My full name is displayed as "unknown", my ~/.face icon disappears after a few reboots, and I just can't find a way to reproduce it in a reliable way.
Is anyone else experiencing this?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

Last edited by Stunts (2011-03-06 00:17:57)

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#2 2010-10-10 11:08:55

heftig
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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

Start and set up evolution once. You don't have to create any mail accounts.

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#3 2010-10-10 11:19:10

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

I use evolution as my e-mail client, and it is fully set up.
Thanks for the tip anyway...

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#4 2010-10-10 15:26:45

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

Out of curiosity, what's the point of About Me? I've never used it, so can't help you I afraid.


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#5 2010-10-10 15:35:46

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

About me will let you type your own user information.
I've never used it for anything other than setting my GDM picture. I really couldn't care less if the rest of the information is missing (never really filled it it myself), but the missing pic from GDM does bother me.
It also automatically sets you profile picture for empathy (although I have switched to pidgin a while ago).
I'm not sure it does anything else...

Also forgot to mention, running gnome-about-me from the terminal doesn't output any errors.

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#6 2010-10-10 16:28:41

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

Same problem here, x86-64, however everything seems fine on another computer which is i686, so it could be an architecture specific bug.


Personally, I'd rather be back in Hobbiton.

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#7 2010-10-10 16:29:53

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

I'll check how it is on my eeePC and report back.
Thanks for your feedback.

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#8 2010-10-22 22:46:10

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

Sorry for the delay.
I didn't have my netbook with me, and only put my hands on it today, so here's me reporting back.
It works fine here, everything works as expected.
I guess it's a x86_64 specific problem?
Hadn't heard of these in a while. Should I report this upstream?

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#9 2010-10-22 23:28:03

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

I can confirm this bug on my x86_64 machine.
The avatar doesn't get displayed in about-me but if I lock my screen.

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#10 2010-10-22 23:33:03

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

The same on my two i686 machines. (maybe some "legacy" config file from 2.30 or earlier?)

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#11 2010-10-22 23:45:13

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

check out this Gentoo post
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-83 … art-0.html

Could it be related?, I know it's not exactly the same issue, but it seems the eds flag is set by default for x86 but not x64. Since some of the about-me info comes from eds maybe that's where the problem lies.

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#12 2010-10-22 23:50:10

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

I think it has to do with file confusion...but I don't really know. I can't find much about evolution's file structure.


Personally, I'd rather be back in Hobbiton.

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#13 2010-10-22 23:51:53

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems


Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
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#14 2010-10-23 14:48:20

Stunts
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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

Just confirmed the bug in gnome bugzilla.

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#15 2010-11-01 19:16:46

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

I'am glad to hear that I am not the only one with this annoying bug.

Possible workaround for the picture "of the user":
Create a small PNG-File and place it ~/face.png



<edit>
I hate this with Gnome, they doesn't do any "User related bugtesting" from my point of view.
In nearly every release of Gnome I see bug which can't pass a real field test with real world users.

Thinking now one month about switching to KDE SC hmm

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#16 2010-11-01 21:38:52

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

Having the ~/.face.png does not always solve the problem. Only sometimes. I have this file and I get an icon every 4/5 logins. It's kind of random.
Also I have just noticed, my full name is no longer displayed in GDM. Now I only have my username.

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#17 2010-11-16 10:41:45

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

Appears to have been fixed upstream, according to the latest post on bugzilla. Now we just have to wait for the updates to hit Arch!

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#18 2010-11-18 10:06:52

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

I just upgraded to Gnome 2.32.1 and my issues with "About me" didn't get fixed. can anyone confirm this please?

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#19 2010-11-22 06:05:49

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

yeah I'm in this boat here, have 2.32.1 and the bug is still present. (I don't have evolution or empathy installed but I assumed that you did not need them installed and the installation was just part of a workaround for the bug before)


~trc

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#20 2010-12-11 20:06:12

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

I am running [testing], seems to be fixed?!

<edit>
Worked until logout roll

Last edited by hoschi (2010-12-11 20:13:11)

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#21 2010-12-11 20:25:21

Stunts
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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

hoschi wrote:

I am running [testing], seems to be fixed?!

<edit>
Worked until logout roll

It was a nice try tough. =-)

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#22 2011-01-15 21:49:48

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

Same bug with 2.32.1 in two x86_64 machines.


Ore wa Kumo Da!
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#23 2011-02-27 13:26:19

hoschi
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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

Update your Archlinux, it seems the bug is now (really) fixed.
Don't know which update fixed it.

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#24 2011-02-27 17:21:04

Stunts
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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

Not here...
Fully up-to-date, and the bug is still here.
Shouldn't be for long, since "About me" does not exist in Gnome-shell.

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#25 2011-02-27 19:48:58

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Re: [Solved] Gnome 2.32 "About me" problems

Several Reboots, Logins and Logouts and it still works. But if it will be removed in Gnome-Shell (like nearly everything...) I know now, why this issue have not much priority.

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