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Jay, did you get my PM about this? Here's a good page about taking screens from the CLI: How to Take a Screenshot in Linux With the Terminal (ImageMagick) Look ...
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    Jay, did you get my PM about this? Here's a good page about taking screens from the CLI:

    How to Take a Screenshot in Linux With the Terminal (ImageMagick)

    Look about halfway down the page. The command is essentially:
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    sleep 15; import -window root MyScreenshot3.png; gimp MyScreenshot3.png;
    You can of course vary the sleep time. Use that command and rename the screenshot each time.
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    Nope... never got a notification about the PM, but I just looked and there it was I'll give this a shot and see if I have any luck!
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    Here are some quick commands for you, using of course the import command that I posted above:

    Code:
    import screenshot.png
    ...produces crosshairs that can be used to select a window, or the root window, or a selected area. click the window you want to take a screenshot of, or click in root window, or select a part of the screen by dragging your mouse.



    Code:
    import -window root screenshot.png
    ...produces screenshot of the entire screen



    Code:
    import -frame frameshot.png
    ...produces a screenshot of a frame



    Code:
    (active area)     sleep 3; import screenshot.png
    (entire screen)   sleep 5; import -window root screenshot.png
    (active window)   sleep 3; import -frame frameshot.png
    ...you can use the sleep option above to cause a pause before the screenshot is executed
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    A late after-thought here...

    First, I want to thank you guys for all the suggestions!

    Oddly enough, I ran into problems with both the GIMP and with ImageMagick. I plan on troubleshooting them on my own, but if you have any suggestions, they would indeed be welcome!

    I couldn't use GIMP cuz there was a dependency problem with something called gegl. Version 0.0.20-1 wasn't available.
    And as far as ImageMagick (which really looks great!) it just said 'import: command not found'
    Using the links provided, though, I did manage to get going with scrot. Which is fine with me for getting a basic screenie, but if I want to crop anything I'm still shafted!
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    Hmmm. Can't understand why gimp won't install for you. Did you do:
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    prt-get depinst gimp
    ? You might try installing gegl separately, then try installing gimp. Funny that it's asking for gegl since it isn't even installed on mine and gimp works perfectly.
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    Yeah, I tried to install GIMP with depinst as an option. Got
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    packages where install failed
    gegl
    So I tried 'prt-get depinst gegl' and it fed me an identical message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Yeah, I tried to install GIMP with depinst as an option. Got
    Code:
    packages where install failed
    gegel
    So I tried 'prt-get depinst gegl' and it fed me an identical message.
    Look mearlier in the compile. There should be some error. The first one you run into is usually the culprit. Also, make sure it isn't a footprint mismatch or a midsum mismatch that's the problem. You can get around those (if you feel it is okay to do) by doing either the -im or -if options. So if you wanted to ignore both, it would be:
    Code:
    prt-get depinst -im -if gegl
    Do:
    Code:
    prt-get help
    Fpr all the options. I'm going to try to install gegl and see if it gives me similar problems.
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    You were right on the money, Dan!

    Footprint mismatch! Now, mind you, I'm not all that sure of what that means yet, so I'll do a bit of Googling in a bit. If nothing seems too flaky about it, I'll try the options you gave in the above post.
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    Dapper Dan is the man!
    After everything else I tried... I shoulda just went with it!
    prt-get depinst -im -if gegl
    That did it. I now have a working GIMP.
    Bananas all around!

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