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screen recording and sharing doesn't work - shows just black (and the cursor)

asked 2018-12-01 06:17:38 -0600

noammo gravatar image

updated 2018-12-01 12:14:54 -0600

I tried to record the screen with two sofwares, and then also to share the screen on discord but it always shows just black screen - and the cursor.

I tried to run the screen recording softwares with sudo, but it still doesn't work.

I tried with recordmydesktop and easysimplerecording

that's a video that I took now for example (and I just converted it to gif so I can add it to here)

Does anyone knows what's the problem and how to solve it ?

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What desktop are you running? I use cinnamon and I also use simplescreenrecorder for my screen recording software. works well for me.

steveebey73742 gravatar imagesteveebey73742 ( 2018-12-01 12:00:55 -0600 )edit

I'm using gnome, and I installed the system just last week (new computer, but used fedora for a few years) I can't think about any reason why is it happening.. any idea what can be the problem ? what should I check ?

I added a screenshot with the version of fedora and gnome (in case it will be useful)

noammo gravatar imagenoammo ( 2018-12-01 12:13:16 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-12-01 12:39:27 -0600

ed209 gravatar image

Under X11 it works. It works also under Wayland. However, at login under the cog wheel options select Gnome on Xorg to be sure.

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Almost forgot. No software required at all. See here.

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-12-01 12:40:49 -0600 )edit

Thanks !! I almost forgot that I can record also like that, but it's really laggy ? like really not smooth.. and what do you mean - what should I select ?

noammo gravatar imagenoammo ( 2018-12-01 23:59:28 -0600 )edit

Your link is invalid.

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-12-02 09:14:57 -0600 )edit

I hope that now it will work link text so that's how laggy it is, but of course that it's not like that for me (when I'm recording it)

noammo gravatar imagenoammo ( 2018-12-02 17:36:19 -0600 )edit

It is laggy. You're using software rendering. That will lead nowhere.

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-12-04 13:56:02 -0600 )edit

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