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Posted: Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:15

Out of nowhere, I was unable to set the background/ or wallpaper in elementary OS. After digging around, I came to the conclusion that a variable for setting the background was not being set... the following error concluded this and provided the thread to get started...

GLib-GIO-Message: Using the 'memory' GSettings backend.  Your settings will not be saved or shared with other applications.

Install the following:

Posted: Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:19

From time to time at work we have used simclist, but unfortunately not as a shared object to reduce space. Enjoy!

To install it

Posted: Wed, 02/19/2014 - 10:08

An interesting little snippit to be ran that finds a file with a specific extension, and chmods them.

find $someDir -type f -name "*.$someExtension" -print0 | xargs -0 chmod $somePermissions

Posted: Fri, 12/20/2013 - 15:55

Here is my MMAP adapted code that extends a previous NFLOG userspace daemon. Note that I used libmnl nl-mmap branch for my libmnl library & I also used Linux Kernel 3.12.5.

Posted: Tue, 11/12/2013 - 09:24

Instead of creating the entire Linux kernel and building all of its many modules, you can build and install specific modules or sub-directories.