How to make a screenshot

Ivo van den Maagdenberg ivo.vdmaagdenberg at
Wed Dec 9 20:14:09 CET 2009

2009/12/9 William Kenworthy <billk at>:
> 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?
>> >
> 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

The poor mans method has worked for me! Thanks.

The Gpe-scap method sounds appealing, but currently suffering from a
routing problem over wifi from gta02 to my network has held me back to
actually install it. Will try later.

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