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I finally made it to my desktop thanks to this topic : http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=137660 Just read his method starting from "the way that worded for me!". To generate the packages for Linux Mint 17 you need to use this parameter : --buildpkg Ubuntu/trusty.


If anyone stumbles upon this question nowadays reason might be debian bug:#755050, which can be worked around by (see debian bugtracker for details): dconf write /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/cursor/active false


Method #1 - Using xwd You could just use the command line tool xwd to grab the X displays like so: $ xwd -display :1 -root -out 1.xwd You could loop through 1 to 4 like so: $ for i in {1..4};do xwd -display :$i -root $i.xwd; done NOTE: The resulting .xwd files are a special type of X Windows dump file. $ file 1.xwd 1.xwd: XWD X Window Dump image ...


I understand the problem in the question as follows: You are on a text console tty, so there is no X running on the tty where you are running the screenshot command. You can run command line screenshot commands for the X displays. You have specified the X displays for the screenshot commands, like in DISPLAY=:2 scrot out.png. The screen shot command does ...

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