show my login name in menu bar not working.

Bug #1640409 reported by corrado venturini on 2016-11-09
This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
indicator-session (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I check the checkbox "show my login name in menu bar" but my login name does not appear.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
Package: unity-control-center 15.04.0+16.10.20161003.1-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-26.28-generic 4.8.0
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-26-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Wed Nov 9 08:43:12 2016
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/unity-control-center
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-11-06 (2 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" - Alpha amd64 (20161106)
SourcePackage: unity-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

This setting is in the "User Accounts" section.

Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Confirmed this works in Xenial.

affects: unity-control-center (Ubuntu) → indicator-session (Ubuntu)
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Unity Control Center is toggling the "show-real-name-on-panel" GSetting but indicator-session appears not to be using it.

Luca Ciavatta (cialu) wrote :

I can confirm the bug on Ubuntu Zesty Zapus (development branch) with kernel 4.8.0-28-generic.

maria paola (maopaola) wrote :

also with
mao@mao-HP-z2:~$ uname -a
Linux mao-HP-z2 4.9.0-12-generic #13-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jan 9 20:06:25 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

my login name appears in the menu bar using unity8

My login name does not appear in the menu bar

Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Sharif Minhazul Islam (sharif.minhazul)
assignee: Sharif Minhazul Islam (sharif.minhazul) → nobody
Valentin Lab (vaab) wrote :

still an issue on 18.04, after having installed ``ubuntu-unity-desktop``.

kernel is ``4.18.0-16-generic``
``unity-control-center`` version is ``15.04.0+18.04.20180216-0``

Khurshid Alam (khurshid-alam) wrote :

That is because XDG_SEAT and XDG_SESSION_ID are not set anymore & indicator-session depends on it.

dbus-x11 installs /etc/X11/Xsession.d/95dbus_update-activation-env which unsets those env variables.

Comment out those & reboot. It will work again. LP: #1831491

On comment #10, with a session restart it is enough for the fix to work.

This problem was about Ubuntu 17.04 which is obsolete.
Changing status to invalid.

Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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