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Old 04-13-2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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still cant capture the screen using "xwd"


hi all
please i need ur help
it is been 6 days cant solve this problem

whenever i try to to capture the screen to a file
xwd -root -silent | xwdtopnm

it throws the following error:
Quote:
xwd: unable to open display ''
Note: my build is Linux Fedora

any help?
 
Old 04-13-2007, 08:25 PM   #2
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Just before typing the shell command line you posted above, try this:

Code:
export DISPLAY=:0.0
Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-13-2007, 08:33 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wjevans_7d1@yahoo.co
Just before typing the shell command line you posted above, try this:

Code:
export DISPLAY=:0.0
Hope this helps.

many thanx for ur reply

but

after i typed the command u provided

and try to capture again using

Quote:
xwd -root -silent | xwdtopnm
it didnt give any reaction
just the cursor at the start of the line
and nothing printed

can u help any more?
and can i know what does ur command do?
 
Old 04-13-2007, 09:50 PM   #4
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This is how I have done it.
Code:
xwd -display :0 -root >image.xwd
convert image.xwd image.png
 
Old 04-13-2007, 09:59 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by homey
This is how I have done it.
Code:
xwd -display :0 -root >image.xwd
convert image.xwd image.png

great i tried ur command and it created the png file
but when i opened it it is BLANK BLACK image

any suggestion?
 
Old 04-13-2007, 10:14 PM   #6
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Quote:
...but when i opened it it is BLANK BLACK image
Perhaps you are trying from a console ( very black ) and not a terminal in kde as I was.
In that case, this works on my system...
Code:
setterm -dump 2-NR-CONSOLES 
cat screen.dump
You could also have a look at the command: script
The ouput is saved in a file called typescript
Use ctrl d to end the capture
 
Old 04-18-2007, 10:21 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by homey
Perhaps you are trying from a console ( very black ) and not a terminal in kde as I was.
In that case, this works on my system...
Code:
setterm -dump 2-NR-CONSOLES 
cat screen.dump
You could also have a look at the command: script
The ouput is saved in a file called typescript
Use ctrl d to end the capture

thank you for ur reply

ill try what u mentioned

but

could the blank image be a reason of X server not running??
or shuld i be sure that it is running and search for another reason??

thanx again
 
Old 04-21-2007, 01:36 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by homey
Code:
setterm -dump 2-NR-CONSOLES 
cat screen.dump
what does these commands do??
when i executed them as u told me it printed the following text:
Quote:
This computer system is for authorized users only. Individuals using this
system without authority or in excess of their authority are subject to
having all their activities on this system monitored and recorded or
examined by any authorized person, including law enforcement, as system
personnel deem appropriate. In the course of monitoring individuals
improperly using the system or in the course of system maintenance, the
activities of authorized users may also be monitored and recorded. Any
material so recorded may be disclosed as appropriate. Anyone using this
system consents to these terms.

main login:
what is that?!
any help?
 
Old 04-21-2007, 04:54 PM   #9
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help!!
 
Old 04-25-2007, 08:34 AM   #10
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any suggestion????
 
Old 04-27-2007, 09:48 PM   #11
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anyone can help please??
 
  


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