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I am using Gnome 3.12.2

This is a screenshot taken when I press Prt Scr (I have a dual screen. Chrome is maximised).

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This is one is taken when I do Alt+Shift+4 (My shortcut to take an area screenshot).

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This is what happenes when I do Super+Print

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It varies though. Sometimes it it completely white or black or transparent. Google chrome and terminal are completely black, Inkscape is yellow, and . The white space on that one atually has random transparent marks on it:

(Screenshot of image viewer display)

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I also have a shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Prt Scr to take a screenshot of a window and copy it to the clipboard.

That produced the same as above.

Finally, a screenshot of my list of Screenshot shortcuts, taken with area shot.

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I'm using NVIDIA legacy binary driver - version 304.117 from nvidia-304 (proprietary)

  • Are you using a graphics driver of some sort? – muru Jul 30 '14 at 21:08
  • Yep, NVIDIA legacy binary driver - version 304.117 from nvidia-304 (proprietary) – Tim Jul 30 '14 at 21:22
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    That might be a problem: bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=684620 – muru Jul 30 '14 at 21:23
  • Thank you! Switching to 331.38 to try it! Add it as an answer and you'll get some rep ;) – Tim Jul 30 '14 at 21:25
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According this Debian bug report, this bug shows up when NVidia driver v304 is installed. Upgrading to a higher version ought to solve it. The bug report states that v319 is known to fix it, at least. On Arch Linux, I have v340 installed and the bug hasn't shown up.

  • You get the up-vote, but it hasn't solved it yet.. Do i need to restart / restart lightdm? – Tim Jul 30 '14 at 21:31
  • @Tim You might have to restart Ubuntu itself to get the new module working properly, I suppose. At any rate, that's what I doing whenever I upgrade the graphics card driver. Or you could restart gnome-shell - press Alt-F2, and try the r command. – muru Jul 30 '14 at 21:32
  • Yeah, I'll turn it off tonight and check tomorrow :) – Tim Jul 30 '14 at 21:45

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