I’ve switched some weeks ago to Linux Mint and Cinnamon from Xfce and in these days I’m a kind of exploring the new desktop.

I’m used to take screenshot for work, totake some notes and so I installed the Cinnamon screenshot applet.

Screenshot applet

 

After some day using it I was a bit bored by the screenshots saved in Pictures folder by default so I traied to change this behaviur.

Looking into the applet js file i discover that the applet is based on gnome-screenshot and so I find an easy solution to my problem.

You can edit the with dconf-editor the configuration string

org.gnome.screenshot.auto-save-directory

dconf

ad set you favorite screenshot folder!

 

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xfce-logoToday I started my xfce desktop and it looks like …”different”. No theme loaded, default icons, no background. I tried to change theme from Xfce Settings but nothing, it doesn’t work.

My .session-errors reveals a

The program ‘xfsettingsd’ received an X Window System error.

After a bit o googling it seems to be an aged bug of xfce when used on multiple monitor configuration.

The solution, or better, the workaround is to delete the file:


.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml

Now you can log out and log in again in your themed Xfce :-)

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After today update of debian Sid VMWare keep crashing on startup without any interesting log.

vmwareAfter a bit of googling I found this. The crash it’s caused by the curl update that changed the lib interface.

There are two ways of solving this: downgrade Curl (i.e. using snapshot debian) or applying a patch that force vmware to use its own libcurl instead of the system one.

Thewe are the 2 patches, one for vmware and one for vmplayer:

 

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--- /usr/bin/vmware-original 2013-02-09 18:22:36.194459631 +0100
+++ /usr/bin/vmware 2013-02-09 18:22:45.234459997 +0100
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if "$BINDIR"/vmware-modconfig --appname="VMware Workstation" --icon="vmware-workstation" &&
/sbin/modinfo vmmon; then
+ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/vmware/lib/libcurl.so.4
exec "$libdir"/bin/"vmware" "$@"
fi
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--- /usr/bin/vmplayer-original 2013-01-30 22:06:11.253190017 +0100
+++ /usr/bin/vmplayer 2013-02-09 20:38:33.488125792 +0100
@@ -93,6 +93,7 @@
if "$BINDIR"/vmware-modconfig --appname="VMware Player" --icon="vmware-player" &&
/sbin/modinfo vmmon; then
+ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/vmware/lib/libcurl.so.4
exec "$libdir"/bin/"vmplayer" "$@"
fi

 

I decided to apply the patches so that I can update the whole system.

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In linux you can get all of yours inferfaces IP with something like this:

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sudo ifconfig  | grep 'inet addr:'| awk -F: '{ print $2}' | awk '{ print $1 }'

For example on my machine this command will output:

192.168.247.101
127.0.0.1
192.168.123.1
172.16.209.1

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