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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2017, 04:00:08 pm »
Okay I think I went insane there for a moment, I could have sworn your evdev key mapping was set to 218 for Print, in fact I thought I double checked it .. but now I go back and read it again it says 107 ???

Let's check again .. what's the contents of:
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pluma /usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/evdev
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2017, 04:04:49 pm »
Have the Heisenberg Collectors possibly overfilled the available space Cap'n?   ;)
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2017, 04:07:49 pm »
Yep I definitely went loopy there for a moment ::)

Can you reboot whilst I type up some instructions .. it's important you reboot before following the instructions, so reboot and come back here and tell me you've done it
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2017, 04:10:59 pm »
Yep I definitely went loopy there for a moment ::)

Can you reboot whilst I type up some instructions ..

Ai Yi Cap'n rebooted and all complete...  ::)
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2017, 04:15:13 pm »
Before we go any further, post the output from:
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setxkbmap -printagain .. your earlier output seems to be missing a bit.
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2017, 04:18:00 pm »
Before we go any further, post the output from:
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setxkbmap -printagain .. your earlier output seems to be missing a bit.
I don't think I've ever messed with any of these files previously...  so no clue about what's missing unless my collectors are about to blow Cap'n !?! 
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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)" };


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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2017, 04:23:20 pm »
Are you SURE that's ALL the output, because I was expecting
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xkb_keymap {
xkb_keycodes  { include "evdev+aliases(qwerty)" };
xkb_types     { include "complete" };
xkb_compat    { include "complete" };
xkb_symbols   { include "pc+gb+inet(evdev)+group(lalt_lshift_toggle)" };
xkb_geometry  { include "pc(pc105)" };
};
Note the closing curly bracket/brace and semicolon in mine.
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2017, 04:25:35 pm »
yep, here's the complete screen...

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spence@hpG6 ~ $ setxkbmap -print
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)" };
};
spence@hpG6 ~ $

ahhh, guess i clipped it a wee bit first go round...
« Last Edit: July 01, 2017, 04:32:04 pm by spence »
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2017, 04:40:46 pm »
Yay... we swiftly crossed that unwanted post count number... and now I'm letting you off the hook for the night... headed out for a party tonight... sleep well Cap'n NetSpec 8)
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2017, 04:45:42 pm »
Okay then, run:
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sudo pluma /usr/share/X11/xkb/spence-keycodesand when a BLANK file opens, make it read:
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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)" };
};
SAVE the file and exit pluma.

Back in the terminal run:
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sudo pluma /usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/evdevfind the line that reads:-
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<PRSC> = 107;and change it to read
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<PRSC> = 218;then find the line that reads
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<I218> = 218; // #define KEY_PRINT               210an change it to read:-
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alias <I218> = <PRSC>; // #define KEY_PRINT               210SAVE the file and exit pluma
back in the terminal run:
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sudo rm -f /var/lib/xkb/*.xkmthen
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xkbcomp /usr/share/X11/xkb/spence-keycodes $DISPLAYyou'll probably get a ton of warnings, but that's okay as long as there's no errors.

Now REBOOT.

Now test the PrtSc leaves a screenshot on your desktop.
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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2017, 04:49:43 pm »
Yay... we swiftly crossed that unwanted post count number 8)

I'm guessing you hadn't worked out what my:-

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Re: screen shots? prt sc?
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2017, 01:46:08 pm »
Yay... we swiftly crossed that unwanted post count number 8)

I'm guessing you hadn't worked out what my:-

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meant then ?

:-\  i rather figured it was yet another one of those things from a movie or show I've never seen...  though I know the mark of the beast reference...  :(

In other news... the pool party was a blast but my head is pounding...

and finally, I can now  get screenshots... youDaMan  :-*

I suppose the New Users forum was the wrong place for this thread... I'll let you decide where it should go...

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Re: screen shots on HP laptop? prtsc key not working? [SOLVED]
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2017, 02:03:38 pm »
Okay moved it to "Hardware" and renamed the topic to better reflect the issue and point out the fix is for SOME (mainly HP) laptops ONLY .. THIS IS NOT A GENERIC FIX FOR EVERYONE, BUT IS HARDWARE SPECIFIC.

Anyway, glad it's now working spence .. but you gotta stop kissing me, our beards will tangle :))
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Re: screen shots on HP laptop? prtsc key not working? [SOLVED]
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2017, 03:34:00 pm »
mine's short again... so mine will only comb yours...
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Re: screen shots on HP laptop? prtsc key not working? [SOLVED]
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2017, 03:51:02 pm »
I feel like I've entered some kind of strange twiglet zone episode .. and not a black and white episode, more rainbow coloured :)
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