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Hey how do I force empathy to save my display pic? I have tried to set it (in different formats and sizes) over a dozen times, all I get is this little silver man.

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Doesn't Empathy use your userpic from your account on Ubuntu? If you don't have a userpic set on your computer, you might not have one set for Empathy. – gamerchick02 Oct 5 '10 at 15:32
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I think pictures are stored on the protocol server, not on your local Empathy client (except maybe as cached data), so you should be able to upload a profile picture from any account/profile management web page. For instance, I can see in Empathy the picture that I upload from my GMail account.

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I've pinpointed the issue to be telepathy-butterfly (when I use telepathy-haze my avatar is displayed), you wouldn't know if there is a way to "force" telepathy-butterfly to show your avatar in chat would you? – Switchkick Jan 9 '11 at 9:59

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