Unable to clear avatar image on KDE Plasma

Hey y'all - I decided I didn't want my Avatar image anymore, but when I go to clear it to the default blue silhouette, there doesn't appear to be an option to do that, only replace it with another image. I searched on other forums, and they all refer to deleting ~/.face.icon but that file doesn't exist. I did a find ~/ -type f -name '*face*' but there were no files with that string in the name in my $HOME directory.

Anyone have any ideas how I could revert/clear my user avatar? There's nowhere in the GUI interface to clear it, just change it once it's been set once.

Here's my inxi -Faz in case it's useful
System:    Kernel: 5.14.11-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=12979374-b0c5-4bc8-8f21-3b53bd02741b rw
           [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
           systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 resume=UUID=334332cc-a79e-45e2-b657-65270e259a03 loglevel=3
           sysrq_always_enabled=1 intel_iommu=on iommu=pt acpi_backlight=vendor delayacct
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
           Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20175 v: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 serial: <filter> Chassis:
           type: 10 v: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 serial: <filter>
           Mobo: LENOVO model: INVALID v: 31900003WIN8 STD MLT serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO v: 66CN55WW
           date: 02/28/2013
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 37.7 Wh (98.2%) condition: 38.4/49.3 Wh (78.0%) volts: 16.0 min: 14.8
           model: Lenovo IdeaPad Mocca2 type: Unknown serial: <filter> status: Unknown
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-3537U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge family: 6
           model-id: 3A (58) stepping: 9 microcode: 21 cache: L2: 4 MiB
           flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19954
           Speed: 1763 MHz min/max: 800/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1763 2: 798 3: 798 4: 798
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
           Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
           Type: spectre_v2
           mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
           Type: srbds status: Vulnerable: No microcode
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel
           bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0166 class-ID: 0300
           Device-2: Chicony Lenovo EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 2-1.7:4 chip-ID: 04f2:b322
           class-ID: 0e02
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting
           alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1600x900 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 423x238mm (16.7x9.4") s-diag: 485mm (19.1")
           Monitor-1: LVDS1 res: 1600x900 hz: 60 dpi: 140 size: 290x170mm (11.4x6.7") diag: 336mm (13.2")
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2) v: 4.2 Mesa 21.2.3 compat-v: 3.0
           direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
           v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20 class-ID: 0403
           Device-2: DisplayLink Kensington SD4000 USB Dock type: USB driver: cdc_ncm,snd-usb-audio
           bus-ID: 4-2.1:3 chip-ID: 17e9:4344 class-ID: 0a00 serial: <filter>
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.11-zen1-1-zen running: yes
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.38 running: yes
Network:   Message: No device data found.
           IF-ID-1: enp0s20u2u1i5 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: half mac: <filter>
           IF-ID-2: vmnet1 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
           IF-ID-3: vmnet8 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
           IF-ID-4: wlp0s26u1u4i2 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Realtek RTL8723AU 802.11n WLAN Adapter type: USB driver: btusb,rtl8723au bus-ID: 1-1.4:4
           chip-ID: 0bda:1724 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
           Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block:
           hardware: no software: yes address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 435.49 GiB (37.2%)
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: MZMTD256HAGM-000L1 size: 238.47 GiB block-size:
           physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2L0Q scheme: GPT
           ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: Western Digital model: WD My Passport 0820
           size: 931.48 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 1007
           scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%) used: 239.83 GiB (25.8%) fs: btrfs
           dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.45%) used: 562 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
           dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
           ID-3: /home raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%) used: 239.83 GiB (25.8%) fs: btrfs
           dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
           ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%) used: 239.83 GiB (25.8%) fs: btrfs
           dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
           ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%) used: 239.83 GiB (25.8%) fs: btrfs
           dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
Swap:      Alert: No swap data was found.
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 249 Uptime: 20h 37m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.64 GiB used: 3.17 GiB (41.5%) Init: systemd
           v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: 1787 pacman: 1777 lib: 474
           flatpak: 10 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.06

Thank you!

EDIT: @tbg not asking you to find me the icon that I like - this is clearly a bug in the system. If the "workaround" is simply to just find an icon I do like and replace it with that - it's not a solution, nor a workaround. I'll find the icon myself, TYVM.

Done :slight_smile: :wink:

Oops, i am tired, not the forum avatar :frowning:

Sorry.

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LOL what's that mean?

Maybe an idea here
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=257625

I as well assumed you were referring to your Avatar in the forum software, as this is not a question I can recall seeing before.

I don't know the answer, but the obvious workaround would be to simply change the icon to the default image as (as you would do with any new user supplied image).

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No, I am happy with the avatar on this forum - can this be restored? I'm specifically referring to the KDE Plasma User Avatar (hence why I posted to KDE Issues & Assistance). There appears to be an obscure bug filed on bugs.kde.org - which is marked as "RESOLVED" which clearly isn't. There does not appear to be a GUI-way of clearing your avatar to the default blue icon. Anyone have any ideas where I can find it and apply it manually?

Yeah, I saw that too....didn't work.

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You obviously did not grasp what I was saying. If you can't reset to default, then replace with a new image. The new image would need to be the default image from KDE. Same difference then.

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I searched in the forum backup but I can't find it.

I found also no text files inside, only pictures with "strange" names.
dump.sql 96,4823,538 (byte?)

Try to give a look here
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/SDDM#User_icon_(avatar)

Read that too - but cannot for the life of me find the original/default blue silhouette. The only file in /usr/share/sddm/ is root.face.icon and it's an ugly giant red icon which I'd prefer not to use.

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Sorry, but I'm currently only on my cell. You'll have to locate the default image for yourself. Or download one that is similar if you can't locate it on your installed system. Either way this seems to be your problem not Garuda's.

Either locate a similar icon suitable for replacement or file a bug on the KDE bug tracker. This is your responsibility, this is not a Garuda issue.

Nothing also in
/var/lib/AccountsService/icons/
?

It's not our job to find an icon the user likes.

I'm closing this thread now as a suitable workaround has already been given. If the user expects more than that, then they'll have to pursue a solution through the official KDE bug resolution process.

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Again you are not understanding what I'm saying. The distro is not responsible for resolving trivial KDE bugs. There is a process for this with the KDE project.

Garuda has a dozen different Desktops/WM's in our various editions. You cannot seriously expect a small project such as Garuda to resolve every bug that occurs with all these various desktops.

This issue is closed, please stop insisting on trying to get the last word in by editing your initial post further.

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