Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tip: Fixing "gnome-screenshot" (No such file or directory) on CentOS 6.3

While pressing Prnt Scrn to take a window screenshot I got awarded with "cool" Metacity message window stating the following:

  1. There was an error running gnome-screenshot:Failed to execute child process "gnome-screenshot" (No such file or directory)

I'm running a fresh CentOS 6.3 system installed using the x86_64 Live CD which shortly after installing it noticed that it didn't came with Disk Usage Analyzer. Putting the error message and the missing application points the problem to the package that provides both gnome-utils.

To fix the problem and also install the other missing applications:
 
  1. $ su
  2. # yum install gnome-utils -y

And that's it!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great :)

Anonymous said...

thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks ..

Anonymous said...

Thank you, it just worked

Anonymous said...

Thanks, that helps a lot

Anonymous said...

Thanks, it solved.
Manikandan K

Anika Kelhanka said...

post really very helpful
thanks

Anonymous said...

THANKS!!

Anonymous said...

thanks its working

Anonymous said...

Thanks Its working now

Anonymous said...

This post is very helpful
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, works for me.

very helpful post

:)

Shantanu Chandra said...

Error Downloading Packages:
1:gnome-utils-libs-2.28.1-10.el6.x86_64: failure: ../Packages/gnome-utils-libs-2.28.1-10.el6.x86_64.rpm from dvd-source: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
1:gnome-utils-2.28.1-10.el6.x86_64: failure: ../Packages/gnome-utils-2.28.1-10.el6.x86_64.rpm from dvd-source: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

tangram said...

@ Shantanu

I'm not your tech guy so if you expect any help at least bother to greet those that might help.

After reading your post I'm not motivated enough to help especially with a trivial error message that you could have interpreted yourself you actually bothered to read it for 1 minute.

Saminda Konkaduwa said...

Thank you...

Anwesh Babu said...

thankyou very much

Davidson Lima said...

Perfect! It worked! Now I'm able to take screenshoots.