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Login Screen Capture Under Mint 17.x

Published on 27 December 2015 by Amanda

This has only been tested under MATE 1.x
  • Create a text file with the following content:
  • chvt 7 ; sleep 5 ; XAUTHORITY=/var/lib/mdm/:0.Xauth DISPLAY=:0.0 import -window root /home/[USER]/gdm-shot-001.jpg The critical piece is the path /var/lib/mdm
  • Save file to your home directory, and name it capture.
  • Log out of X session
  • Press [ctrl]+[alt]+[F1]
  • Log in as [USER].
  • Run:
  • ~$ sudo sh ./capture
  • Change ownership of file to [USER].
  • ~$ sudo chown [USER]: ./gdm-shot-001.jpg
  • Log out of terminal
  • Press [ctrl]+[alt]+[F7]
  • Log in to X session.
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