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Why do I get black screen when using byzanz on Fedora 20?

asked 2013-12-05 06:30:12 -0500

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updated 2014-04-11 16:29:05 -0500

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I have installed Fedora 20 latest beta as of 2013-12-05 in virtualbox. I want to be able to quickly make screencasts as animated gifs.

For this purpose I have been using byzanz ( on my ubuntu box. I got hooked on byzanz after a post in ubuntu Q&A( describing how to set it up.

I successfully used in on ubuntu, both 13.04 and 13.10. It's wonderful.

However when I record the desktop in Fedora the only thing in the outputed GIF is my cursor moving. Everything else is black.

I use this command to test it:

byzanz-record --duration=15 --x=200 --y=300 --width=700 --height=400 out.gif

I have installed byzanz via:

sudo yum install byzanz

Is it something to do with wayland support? Is it something to do with GNOME 3.10? Any ideas how to fix it?

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As @COKEDUDE mentioned it was because Fedorar 20 was still in beta. It is all working fine in fedora 20 final.

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answered 2013-12-05 07:57:33 -0500

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It worked perfectly for me in Fedora 19. Fedora 20 is still in beta so that may be the problem.

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