After I upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10, I am facing a serious shortcoming in gimp. The screenshots are completely black.

Most likely this is a bug, but I thought of investigating a bit just to find out if I am missing something.

The other Screenshot software, version 3.25.0 is working fine.

  • It works for me in Ubuntu 17.10 persistent live. Maybe your problem is because you have upgraded from a previous version, and there are some settings or libraries left from the previous version.
    – sudodus
    Oct 20, 2017 at 5:50
  • @sudodus Do you think that purging gimp* and then installing again will help?
    – Masroor
    Oct 20, 2017 at 5:55
  • You can try, maybe it is enough :-) Maybe you have to purge and reinstall something else (I don't know what it would be).
    – sudodus
    Oct 20, 2017 at 6:12
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    @sudodus I tried purge and then autoremove and install, no luck. Even rebooted my machine in between for good measures.
    – Masroor
    Oct 20, 2017 at 6:34
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    I'm not exactly sure but maybe it's an issue with Wayland. Try switching to an Xorg session.
    – pomsky
    Oct 20, 2017 at 8:16


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