• Screenshot doesnt work, creates a blank screenshot


    I am using the cinnamon DE and when I use the screenshot app, it gives a completely blank screenshot.

    The error message I get in the terminal is the following:
    $ gnome-screenshot --interactive

    (gnome-screenshot:1157): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
    Using the fallback ‘C’ locale.
    ** Message: Unable to select area using GNOME Shell’s builtin screenshot interface, resorting to fallback X11.
    ** Message: Unable to use GNOME Shell’s builtin screenshot interface, resorting to fallback X11.

    (gnome-screenshot:1157): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: The property GtkWidget:margin-left is deprecated and shouldn’t be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version.

    (gnome-screenshot:1157): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: The property GtkWidget:margin-right is deprecated and shouldn’t be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version.

    Any ideas how to fix this?

  • @Gabe-Rivers

    Those warnings are irrelevant… it does not open a new window?

  • @karasu said:

    @Gabe-Rivers

    Those warnings are irrelevant… it does not open a new window?

    No. It takes a blank screenshot and I cant save it or do anything at all. Everything in the screenshot is blank.

  • Dude, use Shutter. I think I already recommended that. Just try it, maybe is a library problem (from gnome libs).
    Just try Shutter and let me know how it goes.

  • Confirm a weird gnome-screenshot behaviour in Cinnamon. After a shot has been taken, not all the screen but the captured area only is covered by a grey (in my case) rectangle. This rectangle is

    • the whole screen, when the whole screen is grabbed
    • the captured window, when the current window is grabbed
    • the rectangular area, when an area is grabbed

    Don’t think it’s an Antergos’ problem, as tt happens everywhere:

    • native Arch
    • Antergos
    • Bridge
    • BlueStar
    • Manjaro

    It doesn’t happen in Gnome.

    Shutter may be a good tool, but on pure 64bit Antergos-Cinnamon it wants to pull down tooo much stuff:

    $ sudo pacman -S shutter
    [sudo] password for just: *********
    resolving dependencies...
    looking for conflicting packages...
    
    Packages (80) cairo-perl-1.105-2  gd-2.1.1-2  glib-perl-1.307-2  gnome-perl-1.045-3  gnome-vfs-perl-1.082-3
                  gnomecanvas-perl-1.002-13  goocanvas1-1.0.0-3  gtk2-perl-1.2495-2  gtkimageview-1.6.4-4
                  imagemagick-6.9.1.10-1  liblqr-0.4.2-1  libunique-1.1.6-6  libwnck-2.31.0-1  libxres-1.0.7-1  ocl-icd-2.2.7-1
                  pango-perl-1.226-2  perl-bit-vector-7.4-2  perl-carp-clan-6.04-3  perl-class-accessor-0.34-4
                  perl-class-data-inheritable-0.08-6  perl-common-sense-3.74-1  perl-data-random-0.12-1  perl-date-calc-6.4-1
                  perl-digest-hmac-1.03-3  perl-digest-sha1-2.13-6  perl-encode-locale-1.05-1  perl-file-basedir-0.07-1
                  perl-file-copy-recursive-0.38-1  perl-file-listing-6.04-2  perl-file-slurp-tiny-0.004-1
                  perl-file-which-1.18-1  perl-gd-2.56-3  perl-gnome2-wnck-0.16-10  perl-goo-canvas-0.06-5
                  perl-gtk2-imageview-0.05-5  perl-gtk2-unique-0.05-11  perl-html-form-6.03-2  perl-html-parser-3.71-4
                  perl-html-tagset-3.20-4  perl-http-cookies-6.01-2  perl-http-daemon-6.01-2  perl-http-date-6.02-2
                  perl-http-message-6.10-1  perl-http-negotiate-6.01-2  perl-http-response-encoding-0.06-3
                  perl-http-server-simple-0.44-2  perl-image-exiftool-9.90-1  perl-io-socket-ssl-2.010-1
                  perl-ipc-system-simple-1.25-1  perl-json-2.90-1  perl-json-xs-3.01-4  perl-libwww-6.08-1
                  perl-locale-gettext-1.05-12  perl-lwp-mediatypes-6.02-2  perl-lwp-protocol-https-6.06-1  perl-mouse-2.4.2-2
                  perl-mozilla-ca-20141217-1  perl-net-dbus-1.1.0-2  perl-net-dropbox-api-1.9-3  perl-net-http-6.09-1
                  perl-net-oauth-0.28-4  perl-net-ssleay-1.70-1  perl-path-class-0.35-1  perl-proc-processtable-0.51-2
                  perl-proc-simple-1.31-3  perl-sort-naturally-1.03-1  perl-sub-uplevel-0.25-1  perl-test-warn-0.30-1
                  perl-text-iconv-1.7-10  perl-tree-dag-node-1.23-1  perl-types-serialiser-1.0-1  perl-uri-1.69-1
                  perl-www-mechanize-1.74-1  perl-www-robotrules-6.02-2  perl-x11-protocol-0.56-6  perl-xml-sax-expat-0.51-3
                  perl-xml-simple-2.20-3  perl-xml-twig-3.49-1  perl-yaml-tiny-1.69-1  shutter-0.93.1-1
    
    Total Download Size:   11.35 MiB
    Total Installed Size:  57.32 MiB
    
    :: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] NO-O-O !      
    $ 
    

    For my tastes, that’s too much for a tool, used only occasionaly.

    Edit

    gnome-screenshot behaves correctly (no greyed-out area) in Cinnamon on native Debian Jessie and siduction.

  • Yes, you are right, those are a lot of items. Have you ever used Shutter?

    I do, regularly. 11Mb is absolutely worthy once you realize it has a great image editor (with a lot of stuff for marks, ennumeration, signs, etc). If you haven’t, you should. I guarantee you will never use anything else, especially when you give support, since is really helpful for quick capture and marking, which makes it ideal for tutorials, guides and similar.
    Usually, I use that only. Just require openning GIMP for fancy stuff.

  • @Rolando-E.-Rolon said:

    Yes, you are right, those are a lot of items. Have you ever used Shutter?..

    No, I haven’t.

    I do believe that Shutter is a good and useful tool. But usually I take a screenshot less frequently than once a month :smile: , so very basic gnome-screenshot or similar are more than enough for me.

    But after reading your description I’ll most probably give it a try, sometime.

  • @Rolando-E.-Rolon said:

    Dude, use Shutter. I think I already recommended that. Just try it, maybe is a library problem (from gnome libs).
    Just try Shutter and let me know how it goes.

    Well, using shutter for now. Works just fine. Thanks for the advice.
    I am giving up on screenshot. :)

  • @Gabe-Rivers said:

    Well, using shutter for now. Works just fine. Thanks for the advice.
    I am giving up on screenshot. :)

    Good to know. You can now mark this post as [SOLVED]. Good luck. :)

  • @just said:

    I do believe that Shutter is a good and useful tool. But usually I take a screenshot less frequently than once a month :smile: , so very basic gnome-screenshot or similar are more than enough for me.

    But after reading your description I’ll most probably give it a try, sometime.

    You won’t regret it. I really like the way that thing manages the library of images created by it. If you haven’t deleted them from the disk, you can access all of them from the same window, at any time. :D

  • @Rolando-E.-Rolon said:

    …I really like the way that thing manages the library of images created by it. If you haven’t deleted them from the disk, you can access all of them from the same window, at any time. :D

    How do you know that I have such a folder :smile: , with 48 shots in it, gathered in last year or two? Would like to delete them, as they are in perfect disorder and out of any control from my side. But can’t do so - good images, memories, and such things…

    To keep organized my Linux notes gathered since 2008, I use Zim - a desktop wiki tool. Without Zim it would be impossible to find anything ih that huge archive. If Shutter is similar to Zim in that aspect… I must go to Shutter site immediately :smile: . Thanks for a suggestion.

  • Sorry for the misunderstanding. What I meant is that you can acces to you screenshots collection. But those being the screenshots taken by shutter (it keeps track of them untill you erase them).

  • @Rolando-E.-Rolon said:

    …But those being the screenshots taken by shutter (it keeps track of them untill you erase them).

    OK, got it. Thanks.

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