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Users & Groups in MATE Control Center bugged
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My account is "oskar" but it doesn't show up. I love Solus. It's a minor bug not that bad but I would be even happier if fixed. I installed from usb and then ran full update. Thanks for your time!

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oskar created this task.Sep 2 2018, 9:27 AM

Encountered this also.

Here are the error logs:

$ users-admin
Gtk-Message: 17:01:23.402: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.

(users-admin:7322): Liboobs-WARNING **: 17:01:23.514: There was an unknown error communicating asynchronously with the backends: Message recipient disconnected from message bus without replying

(users-admin:7322): Liboobs-WARNING **: 17:01:23.523: There was an unknown error communicating asynchronously with the backends: Launcher could not run (out of memory)

(users-admin:7322): Liboobs-WARNING **: 17:01:23.527: There was an unknown error communicating asynchronously with the backends: Launcher could not run (out of memory)
JoshStrobl edited projects, added Software; removed Lacks Project.Sep 19 2018, 7:46 AM
DNI_R added a subscriber: DNI_R.Sep 22 2018, 8:55 AM
JoshStrobl renamed this task from Users & groups in MATE Control Centre bugged to Users & Groups in MATE Control Center bugged.Oct 16 2018, 11:33 PM
JoshStrobl triaged this task as Normal priority.
JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to System and Configuration Fixes on the Software board.

okay so this actually comes from gnome-system-tools R1005

For quite some time this was slowly getting worse and worse see T2194, T2429, T5020 and now it is fully out of service T6881.
If this is not going to be addressed soon, it would be better to remove gnome-system-tools rather than leaving something completely broken IMO.

bwat47 added a subscriber: bwat47.Dec 5 2018, 1:03 AM
bwat47 added a comment.EditedDec 5 2018, 1:27 AM

maybe solus MATE could use this instead?

https://github.com/zhuyaliang/user-admin

apparently it's used (or being considered for use?) in the fedora MATE spin: https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-desktop/issues/329

maybe solus MATE could use this instead?
https://github.com/zhuyaliang/user-admin
apparently it's used (or being considered for use?) in the fedora MATE spin: https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-desktop/issues/329

It's looking for mate-languages which has been introduced in v1.21 of MATE so we can't use it until MATE 1.22 is released.
For the short term, personally I would deprecate all these stuffs because in my opinion it is terrible to offer fully broken stuffs as it gives a very negative user experience. It's better to have nothing than this.

Note that while this issue is **technically* resolved by virtue of the broken functionality being outright removed, it is not the end of this "story". We are actively working with the developer of an alternative tool to provide a replacement and will ship it when it is considered production ready. There are currently issues around avatar and language setting, as well as missing support for setting default groups to assign users to (important since I'd want to set them to lpadmin, as an example).