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screen shots on HP laptop? prtsc key not working? [SOLVED]
« on: July 01, 2017, 01:58:26 pm »
Hey folks.... capturing a screenshot has always been a mystery... as in where the frakk is the shot stored? I'm wondering if this old tutorial from the P5 days still applies?  you know before  I mess up my system  more deeply?
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,732.msg6235.html#msg6235
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 02:02:22 pm »
When you hit PrtSc in PM7 or 8 the screenshot should appear on your desktop

Is this an HP laptop by any chance ?
(if so we may have to make some modifications to the keymap for PrtSc to work .. I do on mine)
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 02:03:42 pm »
yep.. the hp pavilion G6
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 02:05:02 pm »
Okay gimme a while to post instruction for modifying the keymap .. gotta dig them up from whichever spectral dimension my notes disappear into.
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 02:10:22 pm »
What's the output from:
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setxkbmap -printand the contents of
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pluma /usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/evdev?
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017, 02:19:22 pm »
What's the output from:
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setxkbmap -print

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xkb_keymap {
xkb_keycodes  { include "evdev+aliases(qwerty)" };
xkb_types     { include "complete" };
xkb_compat    { include "complete" };
xkb_symbols   { include "pc+us+inet(evdev)+group(lalt_lshift_toggle)" };
xkb_geometry  { include "pc(pc105)" };


and the contents of
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pluma /usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/evdev ?


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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2017, 02:21:19 pm »
Okay gimme a while to post instruction for modifying the keymap .. gotta dig them up from whichever spectral dimension my notes disappear into.

Will turning on the Heisenberg Collectors be helpful Cap'n?

My notes often travel different dimensions  ;)
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2017, 02:29:36 pm »
Can you post the output from:
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ls /usr/share/X11/xkbbecause it looks like we may have already done this before :-\
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 02:46:08 pm »
Can you post the output from:
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ls /usr/share/X11/xkbbecause it looks like we may have already done this before :-\

hmmm not since I updated to p8... i don't think... but my memories are still fuzzy...
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spence@hpG6 ~ $ ls /usr/share/X11/xkb
compat  geometry  keycodes  rules  symbols  types


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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2017, 03:03:36 pm »
Okay that's odd...

Can you open a terminal and run:
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xevthen hit the PrtScr key 3 times

then without moving the cursor through the white box (or it'll generate tons more output), skirt around the box and close the window with the close button top right (X)

Then post what's in the terminal
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2017, 03:16:50 pm »
Okay that's odd...

Can you open a terminal and run:
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xevthen hit the PrtScr key 3 times

then without moving the cursor through the white box (or it'll generate tons more output), skirt around the box and close the window with the close button top right (X)

Then post what's in the terminal

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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2017, 03:42:39 pm »
This line bothers me
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    XKeysymToKeycode returns keycode: 107have you used xmodmap somewhere to modify the key ?
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2017, 03:44:55 pm »
i don't recollect doing ANYTHING to the key mapping...  i think the last time we did something was in p6 trying to get the laptop's volume keys to work...
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2017, 03:49:56 pm »
If you run:
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xmodmap -e "keycode 107 = Sys_Req"does PrtSc now work and leave a screenshot on the desktop ?
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2017, 03:58:54 pm »
nope.... not with prt scr, nor alt prt scr, nor ctrl prt scr...  nor ctrl alt prt scr ....  the button is in that row of FN keys...
 
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