Zoom has released it’s version 5.11 with support for screen sharing on Wayland! Unfortunately it’s not working on EndeavourOS since the application doesn’t recognize the system as an Arch Linux, although it supports it.
Any ideas for a workaround for that?
This is a long shot but edit
/etc/os-release and replace
Arch Linux. Not really sure if it would work but perhaps worth a try?
Just converted my Arch Linux installation to Debian
So if Zoom also reads the same file to determine which operating system is running, then I guess it should work!
Now back to converting Debian back to Arch
Shouldn’t zoom be looking for packages and dependencies? This is the first time I see an app check requirements like that, laziness perhaps?
I’m not sure how to mend this but screen sharing should work on your browser.
The standard solution for screen sharing on Wayland is
xdg-desktop-portal. Installing these and following the README and FAQ should get screen sharing working at least in Chromium and etc;
In the FAQ it says for screen sharing in the native client in GNOME
You may want to experiment with something like
gnome-dbus-emulation-wlr, but we do not directly support that project.
I have no idea if this works and I’m guessing it’s gonna be quite slow but perhaps give it a try?
Only if you have your web-browser’s settings
allowing for ZOOM in the first place, me thinks.
I think that didn’t do the trick for me…
I’m gonna test how it goes using the browser. But it’s not the ideal solution…
From your screenshots
(rather than text output as text on a text-based forum), it doesn’t look like you rebooted for the change to take effect?
So I already had ID_LIKE=arch in mine, still had the issue with Zoom. Anyone have any luck changing NAME or PRETTY_NAME or both? Or is it looking for ID?
EDIT: fixed ID=LIKE typo
If that’s what you have, that’s incorrect, it should be
Hi all, thanks to some reddit threads I have this working in GNOME w/Wayland.
Edit ~/.config/zoomus.conf, set enableWaylandShare=true
Install xdg-desktop-portal, xdg-desktop-portal-gnome and xdg-desktop-portal-gtk packages
I think that’s it? I tried quite a few things but that seems to be all I needed to get screen sharing working on the Zoom app installed via AUR.