The Airtame application is supported for Ubuntu but is not officially support on Fedora or other Linux based OSs. 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

  1. Download .snap or .deb file
  2. Run commands:
    - deb: sudo dpkg -i Airtame-3.5.0.deb
    - snap: sudo snap install Airtame-3.5.0.snap --classic --dangerous

⚠️ 3.5.0 is an example. Use corresponding version number found here

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.

  1. Download and Install Pavucontrol.
  2. Launch Pavucontrol.
  3. Go to the "Configuration" tab.
  4. Select "Digital Stereo (HDMI) output (unplugged)" or "Built-in Audio" 
  5. Go to the "Output" tab.
  6. Make sure HDML/DisplayPort is selected.

Installation of the App on other types of Linux

  1. Disable wayland:
    sudo vi /etc/gdm/custom.conf
    Uncomment this line by removing the #WaylandEnable=false
  2. Install FFMPEG:
    sudo dnf install ffmpeg
  3. Restart.
  4. Download the latest airtame RPM from http://downloads.airtame.com/application/ga/lin_x64/releases/rpm/
  5. 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
  6. Run airtame from the opt install directory
    /opt/airtame-application/launch-airtame.sh

Optional

  1. Add alias to your .bash_profile
  2. vi ~/.bash_profile
  3. Add the following line:alias airtame="/opt/airtame-application/launch-airtame.sh &>/dev/null & disown"
  4. 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.

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