After I log in to my Linux session I start recording my screen with the command

recordmydesktop --fps 2 --no-sound --on-the-fly-encoding --compress-cache --no-frame --v_quality 10

But when I to go my lock screen or login into some other user account (while my account is active and has the screen recorder running), the application only records a black screen (on the time I am on the lock screen or in some other user account, when I am on my own account everything is recorded fine. I also tried running the record command as root with sudo but it still not recording the lock screen and other users account screen).

How can I record my computer screen, including all computer users and the lock screen?


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RecordMyDesktop
  2. https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-linux-tips/record-your-screen-from-the-linux-command-line/
  3. FFMpeg : Creating a video clip of approx. 10 seconds when video duration is unknown without audio-

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