How to make a screenshot

William Kenworthy billk at
Wed Dec 9 01:14:31 CET 2009

On Wed, 2009-12-09 at 00:16 +0100, Thomas Zimmermann wrote:
> Am Mittwoch 09 Dezember 2009 00:02:38 schrieb Ivo van den Maagdenberg:
> > Forgive me for asking one of those silly questions:
> > 
> > How do I make a screenshot of an openmoko screen, without a photo camera?
> > 
> Install gpe-scap and call it over ssh to make a screenshot of the current 
> screen.
Alternative courtesy of Lowell Higley on Nov 28th:

To make a poor man's screenshot from FR's terminal:
        sleep 5 ; cp /dev/fb0 screen.dump
        The "sleep 5" gives you time to switch to the screen you want to
        shoot (or do remotely from an ssh session). You get a 4 MB
        screen dump, I use the following command on the
        desktop-PC to convert it to a png:
        fbgrab -f screen.dump -b 16 -h 640 -w 480 screen.png

I installed fbgrab on my gentoo desktop - its in portage.

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