I have tried 2 different screen capture apps on my Librem 13, Simple Screen Recorder and Vokoscreen, and both of them only show a black screen when played back which leads me to believe there is some setting on my machine that is causing this but I am new to linux and have no idea how to even go about troubleshooting this. Anyone familiar with this type of issue…
Have you updated and upgraded to the max your sys files?
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt full-upgrade
then restart your computer .
If after following these exact commands, you don’t succeed to make your apps work, you can try this
and if you’ll get a black video as an output after using this method, you’ll easily be able to search for this specific software solutions, like https://superuser.com/questions/1090968/ffmpeg-generating-a-blank-video-as-output-of-a-screen-capture
note: I have not tested or used this app. Found it as a result of a DDG search.
Make sure to check if those apps are working with wayland. If not, you can start GNOME on xserver and try again.
did u try the ‘Prt scr’ button? That should do a full screen capture.
To do custom area capture I use the GNOME extensions Screenshot tool which works very nicely.
My guess is that no screen recording software is going to work on Wayland (by design/security) except the display server/compositor, in this case GNOME Shell (which has a built-in screencast feature with ctrl+alt+shift+R and/or the “EasyScreencast” extension).
Beware: last time I checked, unless you configure it otherwise (ex: with EasyScreencast), GNOME Shell tries to encode with the VP9 video codec by default, which is so extremely computationally expensive that almost any computer can’t live-encode it, and it will fill your RAM very quick. Better to use VP8 in that case.
I need help, here, too. I’ve installed
Software and redirected my cursor over
Layer tab then
Paste Layer From Clipboard / (
Ctr + V), however nothing seems to happen. I’ve done this after doing a screenshot
Fn + Ptr Sc (Librem 13v2)
I’ve already done a full update on my computer.
The screenshots you took should show up in your “Pictures” folder.
is there a recommended app or program to record audio direct from screen for librem 5
not work on wayland