Ubuntu – How to interpret this screenshot error for gnome-screenshot


This is the error when I type gnome-screenshot:

$ gnome-screenshot
** DEBUG: The GetProfileForWindow request failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.ColorManager was not provided by any .service files

I installed gnome-color-manager, but that didn't fix the problem (I still can't take screenshots, and still get this error). All the search results I saw recommended changing xorg.conf, but I only have an xorg.conf.failsafe file, not an xorg.conf file.

Best Answer

  • This bug has been reported in the GNOME Bugzilla bug tracking system.

    D-Bus allows programs to register with it in order to offer services. It also allows client programs to check for the availability of services.

    The service is either not known for the DBus backend or it cannot be run for security reasons.

    You can try to run the tool as root and see if it works.