When our PC is shared by several people, it may be a good idea use a different image for each user. Well, in this article we want to teach you how we can change the avatar of our Ubuntu in a way that works on Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu and ultimately any Ubuntu-based distro.
As always, we will show you several ways to perform this task. One of them will be graphically and the other, through the terminal. Anyway, both procedures are very simple and fast. We show you step by step.
As we just mentioned, we can do this in two different ways. One through one’s own configuration of our Ubuntu, Which will vary slightly depending on the distro we use, and the other a through the terminal (Or also graphically if you will) that will work “universally” for any Ubuntu-based distro.
1.- Through the system configuration
If we are in Ubuntu with GNOME, we can go to the System Configuration, And then we have to click on the section users. Once inside, we must click on the image that comes out by default, as we see in the following image:
Once we click, we can choose from a series of images provided by Ubuntu, or instead we can select the one we want from our file system.
As we mentioned, this procedure may vary depending on the distro you are using, as obviously the configuration options do not have the same name in each of the distros.
2.- Through the terminal
This procedure is just as easy and we can also do it graphically, but we have decided to do it through the terminal. And is that the profile picture is saved through a hidden file, called .face, In our personal folder.
The first step is identify the image that we want to become an avatar and rename it. Once changed, we must move the image with name .face in our personal folder. We can do it all at once by executing the following command:
mv ./imagen.jpg ~ / .face
So, in addition to moving the image we have chosen (image.jpg) to our personal folder, we will also rename it to .face.
By either of these two procedures, we should already have our profile picture changed successfully. Did the article help you? We hope so!