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Issue Reporting

In this page we explain how to properly extract your system information so that you can report it in a GitHub issue Here we discuss commands to be used in a GNU/Linux system. We migh later add similar information for Windows users.

Flameshot version

flameshot --version

The output would look like:

Flameshot v0.8.3
Compiled with Qt 5.15.0

Quick collection of the system information

Providing the output of this command would usually be enough for a bug report. For much more detailed method, move on to the next section. This method uses a tool that is most probably installed on your computer names inxi and it can quickly collect the graphical information we need. We are only interested in the "systemS" and "Graphics" section:

inxi --width 80 --system --graphics

which should produce an output similar to the following:

System:
  Host: MyBox Kernel: 5.10.15-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.5 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics
  driver: i915 v: kernel
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] driver: nvidia v: 460.39
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 driver: loaded: modesetting,nvidia
  unloaded: nouveau resolution: 1: 1080x1920~60Hz 2: 1080x1920~60Hz
  3: 1920x1080~60Hz
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 460.39

Detailed methods

Display Server Protocol

Basically what we want to know is if you are using X or Wayland. If you want to know what they are and what they do You can read this article.

You can use the following command to determin which one do you use:

loginctl show-session $(loginctl show-user $(whoami) -p Display --value) -p Type --value

Monitor(s) information

You can get lots of information about the monitors, but we are interested to see only those that are active and in use. You can use xrandr command to get the monitor information and here we presenta short version and a long version. The long version is more useful since it also contains information about the orientation of the monitor.

Short format:

xrandr --listactivemonitors

The output would look like:

Monitors: 3
0: +*HDMI-1-1 1920/509x1080/286+1080+0  HDMI-1-1
1: +HDMI-0 1080/509x1920/286+3000+0  HDMI-0
2: +HDMI-1 1080/509x1920/286+0+80  HDMI-1

Long format:

xrandr | grep -v " disconnected "

The output would look like:

Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 4080 x 2000, maximum 32767 x 32767
HDMI-0 connected 1080x1920+3000+0 left (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 509mm x 286mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+  59.94    50.00    60.00    50.04
   1680x1050     59.95
   1440x900      74.98    59.89
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02
   1280x800      59.81
   1280x720      60.00    59.94    50.00
   1152x864      75.00
   1024x768      75.03    70.07    60.00
   800x600       75.00    72.19    60.32
   720x576       50.00
   720x480       59.94
   640x480       75.00    72.81    59.93    59.94
HDMI-1 connected 1080x1920+0+80 left (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 509mm x 286mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+  59.94    50.00    60.00    50.04
   1680x1050     59.95
   1440x900      74.98    59.89
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02
   1280x800      59.81
   1280x720      60.00    59.94    50.00
   1152x864      75.00
   1024x768      75.03    70.07    60.00
   800x600       75.00    72.19    60.32
   720x576       50.00
   720x480       59.94
   640x480       75.00    72.81    59.93    59.94
HDMI-1-1 connected primary 1920x1080+1080+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 509mm x 286mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+
   1680x1050     59.88
   1600x900      60.00
   1280x1024     60.02
   1440x900      59.90
   1280x720      60.00
   1024x768      60.00
   800x600       60.32
   640x480       59.94
   720x400       70.08
  1920x1080 (0x1bf) 148.500MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width  1920 start 2008 end 2052 total 2200 skew    0 clock  67.50KHz
        v: height 1080 start 1084 end 1089 total 1125           clock  60.00Hz
  1280x1024 (0x1c8) 108.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1328 end 1440 total 1688 skew    0 clock  63.98KHz
        v: height 1024 start 1025 end 1028 total 1066           clock  60.02Hz
  1280x720 (0x1ca) 74.250MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1390 end 1430 total 1650 skew    0 clock  45.00KHz
        v: height  720 start  725 end  730 total  750           clock  60.00Hz
  1024x768 (0x1d0) 65.000MHz -HSync -VSync
        h: width  1024 start 1048 end 1184 total 1344 skew    0 clock  48.36KHz
        v: height  768 start  771 end  777 total  806           clock  60.00Hz
  800x600 (0x1d3) 40.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width   800 start  840 end  968 total 1056 skew    0 clock  37.88KHz
        v: height  600 start  601 end  605 total  628           clock  60.32Hz
  640x480 (0x1d9) 25.175MHz -HSync -VSync
        h: width   640 start  656 end  752 total  800 skew    0 clock  31.47KHz
        v: height  480 start  490 end  492 total  525           clock  59.94Hz

Graphics card information

For graphics card there are also many ways to get the information but the most two common routes are:

update-pciids  # you might need to run this with sudo
lspci | grep -i 'vga\|3d\|2d'

The output would look like:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] (rev a1)

and

# in some systems lshw is not installed by default
lshw -class display

The output would look like:

WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
       resources: irq:35 memory:d2000000-d2ffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d0000000-d1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:c0000-dffff
  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 06
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:32 memory:d3400000-d37fffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff ioport:f000(size=64)
WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.

Operating system information

There are many ways to get such information. Perhaps the easiest one is via the following command:

uname -a

which give an out put similar to the following:

Linux MyComputer 5.8.11-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Sep 23 14:35:40 UTC 2020 x86_64 GNU/Linux