Password and User kcm module

Chris Howells howells at
Thu Oct 21 18:19:19 BST 2004


I noticed the Password and User kcm module recently, and I am very confused by 
its existence:

* (click the button to change your image) -- what image? why do I need an 
image? Reading the code suggests that it is the .face image, in which case it 
directly and incompatibly conflics with the kdm kcontrol module

* Name: Does this get updated in /etc/passwd if I change it?
* Organisation: Where is this used?
Email address: Where is this used? what if I have more than one e-mail 
address? how do I know which one I need?
* Smtp server: where is this used? What is sending email?

* password promot: What password prompt? kwallet password prompts? kdesu 
prompts? kdm? all of the above?

IMO this module adds nothing to what is already in KDE, and in fact is deeply 

Cheers, Chris Howells -- chris at, howells at
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