1

Linux have virtual terminals, one can switch between them with chvt 1, chvt 7 commands. Former is in the text mode, later is in the graphics mode.

I want to copy all the text from first terminal, with some utility from graphics mode.

fbgrab -c 1 ~/image.png saves an image, but in my case it is a transparent rectangle.

There is no ebuild for fbdump, so I can't check it. And actually I want some paste (as with wgetpaste -s gists), not a picture.

OS is Sabayon Linux with MATE DE on AMD GPU

I need this because my chrome browser starts to execute some js, and hangs the system (mouse cursor freezes), then there is a message in virtual terminal about crash in chrome plugin. I want to paste that message, but don't know how to do this.

1

You can get it from /dev/vcs1 (for the first virtual console (tty1)).

cat /dev/vcs1

But chances are those lines are also in a log file. (check /var/log/messages, /var/log/kernel.log, /var/log/syslog for a start).

You may also want to check the stdout/stderr of chrome which if you started it with your Windows manager, may be going to some file like ~/.xsession-errors.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.