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All screenshots are black

Postby Feles on Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:06 pm

So I've been having a bit of trouble. All screenshots I take have a completely black screen, excepting a bar at the top which has the time centered and my name on the right. I've tried every way of taking screenshots I can think of, including running gnome-screenshot --interactive, and using other screenshot programs such as shutter. They all come out the same way.

I believe this issue is related to my Radeon driver, since this did not happen before I installed the driver.

Does anyone have any information about this at all? Thanks!

EDIT: Also, I'm running Mint 14 with Cinnamon, if that's of any use.
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Re: All screenshots are black

Postby gingerichkr on Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:56 am

Maybe this can help with those blank images. I am running Mint 14 and I have noticed that if I move my image files to different locations, they seem to get "lost" by Gimp and my other editing applications. So, what I do is go to that image file from my desktop and select to open it with the application I want to view it in. Then, my image files all come back to life. Hope this helps.
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Re: All screenshots are black

Postby Feles on Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:22 pm

Well the issue isn't that the image isn't showing up in an editor. There's actually a bar at the top with my username and the time along with a couple other things. The rest of the screenshot is black, however.
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Re: All screenshots are black

Postby mascondante on Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:47 pm

I too have this issue. I am using the Catalyst beta driver (latest). When hitting print screen the screen flashes, goes black for a split second and returns to normal. Something is causing the whole cinnamon environment to fall off the face of the earth momentarily upon trying to take a screenshot.

Example attached.

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This is how my screen looks when taking screenshot.
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Re: All screenshots are black

Postby javisaman on Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:22 pm

Any updates on this? I am having the same issue. It also effects apps like Teamviewer that I believe use a similar method of screen capture.
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