Debian Bug report logs - #565156
RFH: fbcat -- framebuffer grabber

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is;

Reported by: Piotr Lewandowski <>

Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 14:06:01 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Piotr Lewandowski <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: RFH: fbcat
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 15:01:24 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I would kindly ask framebuffer users to test fbcat on their systems. Due 
to limited hardware base we are unable to check whether fbcat works 
correctly on less popular framebuffers.

If you would like to help us, the following steps should be followed:
1) Make sure that your framebuffer isn't present in our tested.txt[1].
2) Install fbcat on your machine.
3) Do `fbcat >screenshot.ppm` and check whether a PPM image of your
   framebuffer is correctly grabbed.
4) File a bug report (using reportbug) with feedback if it has worked.
   Our bug report script (/usr/share/bug/fbcat) uses fbset to report
   parameters of your framebuffer so make sure that fbset is installed.

If you would like to get a PNG image instead of PPM, you can use fbgrab 
wrapper (which is also provided by fbcat package).

Thank you for your help!


Piotr Lewandowski

Changed Bug title to 'RFH: fbcat -- framebuffer grabber' from 'RFH: fbcat' Request was from Piotr Lewandowski <> to (Wed, 13 Jan 2010 15:24:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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