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#1 2007-10-28 17:55:52

methuselah
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How do I take a screenshot of the GDM?

Hello, I modified a GDM I found on Gnome-Looks.org and I want to take a screenshot of it.

Does anybody know how I can do this? Thanks.

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#2 2007-10-28 18:48:50

chicha
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From: Nice (France)
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Re: How do I take a screenshot of the GDM?

You can use either :

gdmthemetester or gdmXnest
both provided with the gdm package.

Cheers,
Chicha

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#3 2007-10-28 18:52:26

smurnjiff
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Registered: 2007-06-25
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Re: How do I take a screenshot of the GDM?

Take a look at this thread:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=85945
and this one
http://osdir.com/ml/gnome.general/2002-06/msg00146.html
and this one
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=122058

Basically you have two options.
- You can use gdmthemetester to create a Xnest for you

gdmthemetester <environment> <themename>
gdmthemetester console Circles

You can find themes in /usr/share/gdm/themes

- You can launch GDM, wait for it to load, switch to another VT (not 7), and then run this:

chvt 7 ; sleep 5 ; XAUTHORITY=/var/gdm/:0.Xauth DISPLAY=:0.0 import -window 
root /tmp/gdm-shot.png

This will switch to VT 7, wait 5 seconds, establish the environmental variables and take a screenshot using imagemagick.

Oh yeah, you can use a search engine to find more information.  Try "how to take a screenshot of gdm".

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#4 2007-10-28 19:30:11

methuselah
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Posts: 570

Re: How do I take a screenshot of the GDM?

smurnjiff wrote:

Take a look at this thread:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=85945
and this one
http://osdir.com/ml/gnome.general/2002-06/msg00146.html
and this one
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=122058

Basically you have two options.
- You can use gdmthemetester to create a Xnest for you

gdmthemetester <environment> <themename>
gdmthemetester console Circles

You can find themes in /usr/share/gdm/themes

- You can launch GDM, wait for it to load, switch to another VT (not 7), and then run this:

chvt 7 ; sleep 5 ; XAUTHORITY=/var/gdm/:0.Xauth DISPLAY=:0.0 import -window 
root /tmp/gdm-shot.png

This will switch to VT 7, wait 5 seconds, establish the environmental variables and take a screenshot using imagemagick.

Oh yeah, you can use a search engine to find more information.  Try "how to take a screenshot of gdm".

Thanks, and I did search on Google and Ubunut Forums as well as here... I saw both ways you described, but wasn't sure about either of them because nobody really "explained" it, so I wasn't really sure of what it did.

Your explanation about using the tty really helped me, so thank you. I'm going to try it that way first.


And I always search for at least a day before I ask... plus, I had already found this page: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2127


... but it wasn't explained as good as you explained it.

Last edited by methuselah (2007-10-28 19:37:51)

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#5 2007-10-28 20:12:06

methuselah
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Re: How do I take a screenshot of the GDM?

This is what I was trying to take a picture of:

Large View: http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161 … enshot.png
gdm-screenshot-1.png

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#6 2007-10-28 23:48:27

Rumor
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Re: How do I take a screenshot of the GDM?

Oh, I like that!


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#7 2007-10-29 00:14:32

methuselah
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Posts: 570

Re: How do I take a screenshot of the GDM?

Rumor wrote:

Oh, I like that!

Thank you, I have a whole autumn desktop theme right now.

Last edited by methuselah (2007-10-29 00:15:03)

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#8 2007-10-29 02:13:40

smurnjiff
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Registered: 2007-06-25
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Re: How do I take a screenshot of the GDM?

I'm glad it worked out for you.

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#9 2007-10-29 02:27:25

alexmatos
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From: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Registered: 2007-08-06
Posts: 124

Re: How do I take a screenshot of the GDM?

methuselah wrote:

Very nice! Would you mind sharing it?

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#10 2007-11-01 05:07:38

methuselah
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Registered: 2007-10-02
Posts: 570

Re: How do I take a screenshot of the GDM?

alexmatos wrote:
methuselah wrote:

Very nice! Would you mind sharing it?

Hello, this is the GDM that I used: http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show. … 09dabcfbfa

and here is the Arch image that I pieced together with a few images I found in this forum, (the shadow doesn't show up in the dark border):

archlinux_logoNEW_2xsvg.png


I also used the OpenLogos font from Gnome-Looks.org for the Gnome sign.

Last edited by methuselah (2007-11-01 05:09:48)

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