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Old 07-08-2008, 08:11 AM   #1
camel125
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How do I transfer the info on my screen to the forum for help...What's next?


I notice that when most folks troubleshoot they are able to put up a copy of the screen output that entails specific info about the system and trouble at hand.

Q: How do I copy the screen output and then send it to my email, the forum, or even an external HHD for me to retrieve later? I need to troubleshoot my Linux box. I am having lots of xorg issues. I am not a wiz at this so please be gentle.

I have network ability since I can yum. I have no middle mouse button. I have root rights with no video, just terminal right now. I am currently on my laptop now hoping to bring back alive my desktop.

What's next?

Thanks,
Camel
 
Old 07-08-2008, 08:20 AM   #2
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For most things, you would simply copy and paste the relevant text from a terminal output. If you need more, then take a screenshot and post a link to it. (You can't directly attach files to LQ posts.)
 
Old 07-08-2008, 09:18 AM   #3
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lol he has no xwindow, not easy for screenshot!

You need "gpm" running, or install it.

Then to copy, use left button to select what you want.
To paste, use left+right button simultaneously.

Or...
Use a camera
 
Old 07-08-2008, 09:33 AM   #4
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I just got my camera out...I just might use it for the first couple of time in post

How do I 'run' gpm?

I am trying like crazy to resolve my nvidia drv issues and conflicts. I hope I can transfer this info.
 
Old 07-08-2008, 09:35 AM   #5
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I see the left button seems to be working by highlighting in white. I guess I need something to paste to and then send it off...not sure how to accomplish this. Maybe it cannot be done.


Frustrated....
 
Old 07-08-2008, 09:44 AM   #6
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ps aux | grep gpm

If not running, no copy-paste possible.

To start it:
/etc/init.d/gpm start
 
Old 07-08-2008, 10:07 AM   #7
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Are you at the linux virtual terminals in text mode - i.e. when you press alt-f1, alt-f2 does it switch between virtual terminals?

If so, there is a program called gpm which will allow you to copy and paste using the mouse.

When you said that dragging the left mouse button highlights in white, it makes me think it must already be running.

So I think all you need to do is left-drag to select, and right click to paste.

If right-click doesn't work, try clicking both buttons together (which often emulates a middle click). Failing that, you can edit the /etc/gpm-root file to customise the gpm bindings.
 
Old 07-08-2008, 12:09 PM   #8
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Ah yes,

OK...I have got it started.

Fantastic. I did not know I had additional terminal to toggle between (this is the first time I have tried) As soon as I do something once it stays with me.

Ok , this is great!! I copied from tty1 to tty3 - GREAT ! I am happy!!

Now, how can I get that to where ever? email (gmail) , or a folder that I can move over to an external drive and then plug into my other xp box to show in the forum?

I want to list my troubles so I can get my Linux box back.


Should I start a thread in another section?


Please advise...I do not know enough command line but once I know it - then it makes sense and I can use it.

Thanks for all the help so far!! This is great
 
Old 07-08-2008, 02:50 PM   #9
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Well, this post is by way of a test... I am posting using links, a text-mode web browser. I have to say, LQ doesn't look pretty with this thing, but it seems to be working, which is a surprise.

So here's one possible way to do it - use links.

If your machine has a well configured mail service, it's probably easier to mail to yourself whatever you want to post, and then paste that into a graphical browser... If not then maybe you can use ftp or scp or something like that to copy files over to a machine with working GUI.

By the way, if you want to know why X is not working, have a look at the X logfile. This is usually something like /var/log/Xorg.0.log or something like that. Look for lines starting with (EE) - these are errors.

Now I have to figure out how to post this from links... weird cursor key navigation!
 
Old 07-10-2008, 09:24 AM   #10
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Hmm , mail service. Never set that up in terminal before. Are there instructions somewhere?

I can see how to copy then paste in an alternate terminal but how would I save that to mail it to myself.

It seems as though my video card is to old for Fedora 9 to handle right now. I am going to try a newer card.

Um very cool with the text link in web browser. How did you do that?

thanks
 
  


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