I just started with ubuntu minimal and LAMP stack.. Cinnamon is the GUI

Now what i want is the print-screen functionality,
so that when i hit the PrintScreen the screenshot must take place being saved as an image (jpe/jpeg) file somewhere.

  • You should have a keyboard shortcuts settings menu in Cinnamon. For example in Unity under All Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts there is a Screenshots option and my system has this assigned to the Print key. Look for something similar in Cinnamon. – Colin Matheson Dec 19 '12 at 17:39
  • The keyboard shortcut setting is already there.. however not working for me ! THE SYSTEM IS A MINIMAL INSTALL ! – Bhavesh Diwan Dec 19 '12 at 17:40
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    Can you take a screenshot by running the screenshot application? Open a terminal and type gnome-screenshot Perhaps you need to sudo apt-get install gnome-screenshot – Colin Matheson Dec 19 '12 at 17:45
  • i did apt-get and when i ran gnome-screenshot... my screen flashed and the next comment is what the terminal said.. where to find the screeshot ?? – Bhavesh Diwan Dec 19 '12 at 17:49
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    Continuing from our chat it looks like a similar issue on this post. Try setting the default save directory using the method described in the link askubuntu.com/questions/114429/… – Colin Matheson Dec 19 '12 at 19:51

gnome-screenshot should do what you want, but depends on a number of other packages. You may find that installing it with aptitude is more robust at resolving these dependencies

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