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LightDM: how to distinguish users with the same name?

I am using LightDM with the Slick Greeter. In my system, I have two user accounts for myself. They have the same name, but different user names. I want to separate private and professional work.

Problem: in the greeter, there is no visual difference between them. I only see the name (not the user name).

Hacky solutions:

  • know the order of the accounts
  • use different window managers (because they have different icons and they are visible next to the user name)

Obviously, all of the above solutions are plain out stupid. Better ideas? I am willing to change the greeter, but not the the session manager LightDM, neither my names (because they are used in other programs, such as email).

Unix & Linux Asked by maddin25 on December 29, 2020

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Change your avatar:

create the image file as /home/username/.face

from: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LightDM#Changing_your_avatar

Correct answer by Ipor Sircer on December 29, 2020

The most obvious solution is not to have the same names, e.g.

John Doe A John Doe Z

Answered by Artem S. Tashkinov on December 29, 2020

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