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If Nemo is configured to manage the desktop:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false
gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons true

it does not respect the System settings -> Appearance -> Background and shows some default Ubuntu image.

This used to work in 14.04.

Is there any way to force the background?

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WEB UPD8 provides a PPA for a patched version of Nemo that automatically provides the other components for the desktop background and other integrations necessary for Unity.

The link to the PPA and detailed instructions is:
http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/install-nemo-with-unity-patches-and.html

The install steps are:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nemo nemo-fileroller

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