Taking screenshot on just vanilla X11 system


scrot 1.png


Can’t open X display. It *is* running, yeah?

mine was

startx ./application — :0 vt8 &

So it was not coming

Then I started with simple

startx ./application
and scrot worked as a charm

I didn’t find a way to specify display and virtual terminal in scrot that is why it didn’t work out in the first try. I didn’t experiment a lot on this.



Another way is by using xwd command


xwd -root -display :0 > good_image.xwd

Then you need to convert xwd image to png or jpeg


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