When using GNOME’s default Screenshot application, entire desktop and specific area options work well but current window option results in a totally messed up picture, no matter if pointer and window border are enabled or disabled and using no effect.
Happens with all applications. I also noticed that using gnome-screenshot itself normally results in window shots like the one showed (messed up). But by using Alt + PrntScrn results in window shots all blackened.
I suspect that this seems to be a display issue i.e. the graphics drivers are not performing as per requirements
Get the graphics drivers correctly installed based on your Os. It may involve installing proprietary or switching to free drivers and also may require kernel changes.
I am not having enough knowledge to correct driver issues. Someone here should be able help you .
Try adding a delay of 2secs or so and check if it does the trick
You can also try shutter(lot more options available) software.opensuse.org:
I’m sure (or almost sure) I have the drivers correctly installed. Mine is an Nvidia GeForce 8600m GT. I installed the drivers by adding the Nvidia repo and installing the corresponding packages, that’s the way I always do. Current installed version is 304.64-22.1, there has been no updates until now…
To tell the truth, I wouldn’t want to mess around with graphic drivers again… My Wine game (Limbo) still works well, display works well… How could I know if my graphic drivers are actually wrong? Could it be just the buggy screenshots? I repeat, only window screenshots are messed, desktop and area shots work well.
On 2013-01-14 05:36, F style wrote:
> To tell the truth, I wouldn’t want to mess around with graphic drivers
> again… My Wine game (Limbo) still works well, display works well…
> How could I know if my graphic drivers are actually wrong? Could it be
> just the buggy screenshots? I repeat, only window screenshots are
> messed, desktop and area shots work well.
Try taking screenshots with gimp instead.
Carlos E. R. (12.1 test at Minas-Anor)