Shutter does not work in Wayland

Bug #1502263 reported by Wolf Vollprecht on 2015-10-02
This bug affects 25 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu GNOME
shutter (Fedora)
shutter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Running Gnome 3.18 and Gnome Shell as the new Wayland Compositor, shutter doesn't work. I.e. it's only creating a screenshot of the shutter logo in a distorted way.

I don't if that's something that can be fixed easily, but it seems Wayland (security) related.

Otherwise thanks for this outstanding screenshot tool!


Roel Brook (rainmaker52) wrote :

Confirmed, though I'm not sure whether it's the Shutter logo I'm seeing.

This is related to the security in Wayland, which prevents applications from seeing other application's viewports.

Gnome-screenshot manages, so it must be possible in some way. I'm just not sure what API is being used.

Same problem here with ubuntu GNOME 16.10. It's possible to take screenshots, but they just show some strange pixel-pictures...
Shutter works fine when not logging in with wayland.

pd5rm (pd5rm) wrote :

Another +1 from me. I see this on Arch with xf86-video-nouveau driver running Gnome 3.22.

tristan su (sooqing) wrote :

+1. I'm seeing this issue on fedora 25, with Wayland

Richard (r-j-v-m-sterken) wrote :

Same here, Gnome on Arch.

Richard (r-j-v-m-sterken) wrote :

..on wayland, by the way...

solideo (kissbug8720) wrote :

wayland...Gnome 3.22 Fedora 25 ...

shutter doesn't work

jack_spratt (jack-spratt) wrote :

Same here

Jorge (castel) wrote :

+1. Fedora 24 and Fedora 25 with Wayland and Shutter. Only re-login with Xorg makes it work again.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in shutter:
status: New → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in shutter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: xenial yakkety zesty
Changed in shutter (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Robert Buchholz (rbu) wrote :

mario-kemper, do you plan to port Shutter to support the native DBUS/Wayland APIs in the future?

Matthew Gregg (mcg) wrote :

Given the recent news of Unity, made the switch to GNOME/Wayland. I use Shutter all the time, but it only shows a black screen when I try to take a screenshot under Wayland. Is support planned?

Photon (michael-kogan) wrote :

Development looks dead, I don't think, anything will happen unless somebody jumps in and resumes the development...

Julian Alarcon (alarconj) wrote :

Ok, now in Ubuntu 17.10 using Wayland. Shutter tries to take a screenshot but only got the Shutter icon distorted.

I found some shortcuts useful in gnome-screenshot, not a workaround but still useful.
Actually I am seeing for the first time the gnome shortcuts as well:

PrtSc = Capture screen
Alt+PrtSc = Capture Active App/Window
Shift+PrtSc = Capture Area

Julian Alarcon (alarconj) wrote :

I hope that someone fix this bug. BTW KDE guys fixed (partially) this problem in Spectacle

tags: added: wayland wayland-session

same in Ubuntu 17.10 Wayland:
corrado@corrado-HP-aa-p5:~/Documents$ env | grep -i wayland

corrado@corrado-HP-aa-p5:~/Documents$ ./inxi -Fxx
System: Host: corrado-HP-aa-p5 Kernel: 4.11.0-10-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.3.0)
           Desktop: Gnome 3.24.2 (Gtk 3.22.15-0ubuntu2) dm: gdm3
           Distro: Ubuntu Artful Aardvark (development branch)
Machine: Device: laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP 250 G3 Notebook PC v: 0991100000000000000600087
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 2211 v: 86.49 UEFI: Insyde v: F.36 date: 12/18/2014
           Chassis: type: 10
Battery BAT1: charge: 3.2 Wh 14.8% condition: 21.5/21.8 Wh (99%) volts: 10.6/11.1
           model: 13-42 OA03031 serial: 02550 01/07/2015 status: Discharging
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-4210U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9577
           clock speeds: min/max: 800/2700 MHz 1: 799 MHz 2: 799 MHz 3: 799 MHz 4: 1017 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0a16
           Display Server: wayland (X.Org 1.19.3) driver: N/A Resolution: 1366x768@59.80hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile
           version: 4.5 Mesa 17.1.2 (compat-v: 3.0) Direct Render: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:9c20
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:0a0c
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.11.0-10-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 08:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136
           IF: enp8s0 state: down mac: 5c:b9:01:06:ba:ce
           Card-2: Ralink RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
           driver: rt2800pci v: 2.3.0 bus-ID: 09:00.0 chip-ID: 1814:3290
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: ac:d1:b8:82:03:5d
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (2.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST500LT012 size: 500.1GB serial: W3PEAWM4
Partition: ID-1: / size: 32G used: 5.5G (19%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
RAID: System: supported: N/A
           No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
           Unused Devices: none
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0C mobo: 42.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 229 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 1118.1/3881.2MB Init: systemd v: 233 runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 6.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121 running in gnome-terminal-) inxi: 2.3.23

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