Airtame supports Ubuntu but does not officially support Fedora or other forms of Linux. To make it possible to install on all versions of Linux, we only build .rpm. Guidance on how to install on your specific version of Linux can be found through a google search.
Installation of the App on Linux Ubuntu
- Download and un-archive the application.tar.gz file.
- Launch the launch-airtame.sh from within the folder.
- Do not forget to use specific steps described bellow for Audio setup on Linux.
Setting up Audio on Linux
For Airtame to be able to capture your computer's audio, it will need to use a 3rd party driver so that it can gain access to your computer's output audio devices.
You are welcome to use another 3rd party app but in this guide, we will use Pavucontroll.
- Download and Install Pavucontrol.
- Launch Pavucontrol.
- Go to the "Configuration" tab.
- Select "Digital Stereo (HDMI) output (unplugged)" or "Built-in Audio"
- Go to the "Output" tab.
- Make sure HDML/DisplayPort is selected.
Installation of the App on other types of Linux
- Disable wayland:
sudo vi /etc/gdm/custom.conf
Uncomment this line by removing the #WaylandEnable=false
- Install FFMPEG:
sudo dnf install ffmpeg
- Download the latest airtame RPM from http://downloads.airtame.com/application/ga/lin_x64/releases/rpm/
- Install using RPM from the directory you downloaded the rpm package to:
sudo rpm -ivh --nodeps --force airtame-application-2.3.4-1.x86_64.rpm
- Run airtame from the opt install directory
- Add alias to your .bash_profile
- vi ~/.bash_profile
- Add the following line:alias airtame="/opt/airtame-application/launch-airtame.sh &>/dev/null & disown"
- Reload your bash_profile and run airtame. ~/.bash_profileairtame
Keep in mind
Wayland display manager doesn't seem to support FFMPEG screen recording. So disabling it is a must for installation, as Airtame uses FFMPEG to "cast" the screen. With Wayland enabled (default on Fedora workstations) the screen appears black with only your cursor displaying.