Solvedflameshot FlameShot doesn't start, no errors


I've installed flameshot on gentoo from the jorgicio overlay. When I type "flameshot" in a term, it just hangs forever. If I try the gui, full or config options, it immediately exits without any output (return code is 0). I tried starting dbus, see if that helps, but no changes.

Is there a debug mode, or something I could try to see what the problem might be ?

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✔️Accepted Answer

Having the same issues. But calling flameshot gui shows something.

Other Answers:

I've the exact same issue:

  • flameshot just idles immediately.
  • flameshot gui exists immediately (exit code 0).
  • flameshot config exists immediately (exit code 0).

Most importantly, the screenshot is not saved. I'm running ArchLinux, with Xorg/i3wm. I'm using the AUR package.

I'm happy to provide extra information as required.

Use exec dbus-launch i3 instead of exec i3 in ~/.xinitrc works. Get from #168
I use i3wm(4.15)

In my case, I had another flameshot instance running in the background without me knowing it (the autostarted flameshot instance). Killed that instance and started it again and now it works.

If you want flameshot to autostart correctly at login, then modify ~/.config/autostart/Flameshot.desktop to contain: Exec=/bin/bash -c "sleep 10; flameshot &" instead of the regular Exec

Had the same issue on ArchLinux 5.7.6-zen running bspwm and X, it only works after running
flameshot &, then the other commands work, like flameshot gui, added it to bspwmrc to start with the WM and all works fine.

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