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kushalkoolwal 12-30-2008 02:53 PM

Utility to take screenshots on console while graphics is displayed
 
There are many ways I can take screenshot of my virtual console (tty1) - using cat /dev/vcs1 or setterm -dump and all.

However I need to take screenshot of my consoles when a graphics is displayed. For example, when a 'dialog' box is displayed on tty1.

I am not able to find such a utility so far. I don't have X windows installed. I just have a very basic console based Debian system and I intended to keep it like that.

asymptote 01-01-2009 12:12 AM

How do you get a dialog box to appear in tty1?

dhanyaelizabeth 01-02-2009 03:42 AM

Doesn't the Print Screen Button work for you?

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jlinkels 01-02-2009 06:42 AM

No defenite solution here. But it appears to me that the way graphics is displayed on a console is using a frame buffer. That implies that the graphic is stored somewhere where it can be retrieved from. Did you try to search for Frame Buffer related applications?

jlinkels

kushalkoolwal 01-02-2009 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jlinkels (Post 3394404)
No defenite solution here. But it appears to me that the way graphics is displayed on a console is using a frame buffer. That implies that the graphic is stored somewhere where it can be retrieved from. Did you try to search for Frame Buffer related applications?

jlinkels

When I say graphics I mean text-based dialogs. For example, when you run deborphan or dialog


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