For support or documentation purposes, the user wants to take a screenshot in IGEL Linux without accessing the client via VNC.


On IGEL Linux 5.08.100 and newer or IGEL Linux 10.01.100 and newer, use the pre-installed Screenshot Tool.

On earlier versions:

  1. Download the tool Rapid Screenshot.

    The default download location of local Firefox is /tmp/.
  2. Open a Local Terminal and log in as root.
  3. Copy the downloaded .jar file from the /tmp/ directory to /wfs/screenshot.jar:
    cp /tmp/ /wfs/screenshot.jar
    It is important to copy the file to /wfs because otherwise the file would be flushed with a reboot.
  4. Open IGEL setup and create a new custom application:
    System > Firmware Customization > Custom Application
  5. Set Command to java -jar /wfs/screenshot.jar in Settings.
  6. Click the new icon on the desktop to run the custom application.

To distribute this application to several thin clients use the file transfer option in IGEL UMS and set up a profile with the custom application configuration.

  1. HOW TO USE Easy Screenshot Maker:
    1. Start the application.
    2. Make a screenshot.
    3. Save the file for example as test.png.
  2. HOW TO USE Rapid Screenshot:
    1. Start the application.
    2. Click Save in to configure the path to store screenshots.
    3. Click button Click.
      The screenshot will be saved automatically as .jpg.
Please note the licenses for both screenshot capture tools mentioned on the websites of these specific tools!