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Old 02-21-2009, 08:54 AM   #1
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capture Desktop


Hi
I really searched for a program that can capture any changes on the screen
and save them in video format
I searched for them but i only found windows applications
any help??
 
Old 02-21-2009, 09:15 AM   #2
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Search term:

linux video screen

you must put the "linux" part in to avoid windows programs.
another trick is to locate tho biggest two windows programs to do what you want, then google their names with "linux" added to find equivalents.

Anyway: have you seen:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xvidcap/
http://fosswire.com/2008/03/17/video...cordmydesktop/
http://www.linux.com/articles/113764

You may even find screencasting software in the repositories for your distro.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 05:09 PM   #3
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i tried the first program and when i made make install
Quote:
[ahmed@khodeir xvidcap-1.1.7]$ make install
Making install in doc
make[1]: Entering directory `/Data/xvidcap-1.1.7/doc'
Making install in xvidcap
make[2]: Entering directory `/Data/xvidcap-1.1.7/doc/xvidcap'
Making install in C
make[3]: Entering directory `/Data/xvidcap-1.1.7/doc/xvidcap/C'
make[4]: Entering directory `/Data/xvidcap-1.1.7/doc/xvidcap/C'
make[4]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
/bin/sh ../../../mkinstalldirs /usr/local/share/omf/xvidcap
mkdir -p -- /usr/local/share/omf/xvidcap
mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/share/omf': Permission denied
make[4]: *** [install-data-local-omf] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/Data/xvidcap-1.1.7/doc/xvidcap/C'
make[3]: *** [install-am] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/Data/xvidcap-1.1.7/doc/xvidcap/C'
make[2]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/Data/xvidcap-1.1.7/doc/xvidcap'
make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/Data/xvidcap-1.1.7/doc'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
[ahmed@khodeir xvidcap-1.1.7]$
why did this error happens?
 
Old 02-21-2009, 06:09 PM   #4
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Because the step make install tries to write files in system directories that can be modified only by root. So you have to run this step as root. If you're not the system administrator of this machine, you can always install the software in your home directory, specifying the path as argument to the configure script. For example:
Code:
$ ./configure --prefix=/home/ahmed/xvidcap-1.1.7
$ make
$ make install
 
Old 02-21-2009, 06:24 PM   #5
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I recommend using the checkinstall program as a substitute for "make install". It will wrap your program up in a package (rpm, deb, or tgz) that can be installed and controlled by your distro's package manager. Makes uninstalling later easier too.

But actually, you probably didn't need to go to the trouble compiling xvidcap anyway. I'll bet you even money your distribution* already has a packaged version of it you can use. The vast majority of FOSS programs out there can be found in any decent distro's repositories


(*It's always a good idea to state what distro you're using when you post. You can set it up in your profile.)
 
Old 02-21-2009, 08:59 PM   #6
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Quote:
mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/share/omf': Permission denied
This is the line which the others have noticed - it tells them that make does not have a needed permission.

Look at the command - what is it trying to do? Make sure it is trying to do something you want it to do.
In this case it wants to make a directory in /usr/local/share for the program to live in. That's OK, because you want the program.

The next step is to check the write permission on /usr/local/share and make sure you are running make with those permissions.

That turns out to be root.

So you need to run make with root permissions.

However - as the others have pointed out - it is much more desirable to learn to use your distribution's package manager. Is there a reason you must install this from source?

Whichever - please edit your profile to show your location and distribution.
 
Old 02-22-2009, 12:34 PM   #7
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i don't know how to thank you
 
Old 02-22-2009, 08:16 PM   #8
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The thumbs up is nice - you cannot pay me back, so pay forward instead. Find someone to help - you may have to search for the information needed to help them - but that only helps you too.

Of course - following the advise would be a nice touch. You have yet to edit your profile.

Cheers, have fun.

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