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Wierd problem with LInux Mint desktop

Postby JESSEJJ89 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:07 pm

Everytime I take a snapshot or use the skype "share screen" feature, it always displays my desktop or a page/program that's no longer open. I have attachted a sceenshot with a "picture" of Linux Forums, and instead the picture displays pages that are no longer open or in use. Skype "sceen sharing" has very similar results.


Anybody have indeas on what this can be ? I really like Linux Mint, but this issue is really annoying.


OS: Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) Cinnamon edition
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Re: Wierd problem with LInux Mint desktop

Postby cecar on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:34 pm

Do you have an ATI card with the proprietary drivers installed? If so there is a bug with screenshots with Cinnamon and ATI proprietary drivers.
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Re: Wierd problem with LInux Mint desktop

Postby JESSEJJ89 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:39 pm

cecar wrote:Do you have an ATI card with the proprietary drivers installed? If so there is a bug with screenshots with Cinnamon and ATI proprietary drivers.


Actually I do, do you know if theres a workaround this bug ? Thanks for replying


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jesse@jc-mint ~ $ sudo lshw -c video
[sudo] password for jesse:
PCI (sysfs) 
  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Wrestler [Radeon HD 6320]
       vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
       physical id: 1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=0
       resources: irq:42 memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:f000(size=256) memory:feb00000-feb3ffff
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Re: Wierd problem with LInux Mint desktop

Postby cecar on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:41 pm

I dont know if there is a solution to it.

There is a long thread about that problem here.
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=103522&start=20&hilit=cinnamon+capture+screen
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Re: Wierd problem with LInux Mint desktop

Postby Flemur on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:41 pm

there is a bug with screenshots with Cinnamon and ATI..."


The OP might want to try different screen-capture software, especially if the problem is only with Cinnamon.
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Re: Wierd problem with LInux Mint desktop

Postby JESSEJJ89 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:46 pm

Flemur wrote:
there is a bug with screenshots with Cinnamon and ATI..."


The OP might want to try different screen-capture software, especially if the problem is only with Cinnamon.


it also occers when I use Skype's "Screen Sharing" feature so I don't think it's the software.
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Re: Wierd problem with LInux Mint desktop

Postby cecar on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:47 pm

I dont know if the software matters. Only way i know of is using the open source graphics drivers.
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