Here’s a quick way of taking ‘screenshots’ from within YaST, which might be useful when documenting configuration steps.

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# tail -f /var/log/YaST2/y2log | grep -i "ScreenShot" | sed 's/.*screenshot.:[0-9]*\ *\(.*\)/\1/ig'
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Then dump the screen with: Ctrl ‘d’ Shift ‘d’

Below is an example output (use fixed-width font).

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YaST2 - lan @ server1

Network Settings
+Global Options--Overview--Hostname/DNS--Routing------------------------
|+----------------------------------------------------------------------
||Name                                           |IP Address|Device|Note
||PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection|DHCP4     |wlan0 |
||Intel Ethernet controller                      |0.0.0.0   |eth0  |
||Network Bridge                                 |DHCP      |br0   |
||
||
||
-snip-
||
|+-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|+----------------------------------------------------------------------
||PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (Not connected)
||MAC : 24:77:03:01:23:45
||BusID : 0000:03:00.0
|| *  Device Name: wlan0
|| *  Started manually
|| *  IP address assigned using DHCP4
||
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If you need to email a screenshot of YaST to a mailing list, etc, that would be a lot more acceptable than a .png attachment.

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