Excuse me, I didn’t exactly know what category should I put for this so here it goes:
I’m on Windows 11 now, I’ve installed the Samsung Second Screen app from MS Store which my Galaxy Tablet supports and I like it a lot.
Is there any similar uncomplicated alternative for Linux especially Manjaro which does the same?
It’s just one of the reasons I can’t get back to Linux while I really want to
I don’t want to use Linux virtually. My point is to get this feature on my main drive.
I’ve installed it on Windows and been trying so much to make it work. The IP address shows up then when I scan the QR code on tablet, it doesn’t connect. I don’t think any difference will happen on Linux but thank you for the suggestion.
I realized that when I tried to figure out WTF is Samsung Second Screen. But I gave suggestions, because I couldn’t find something like it exactly and I didn’t test anything - I’m more than happy using my tablet for what it is, and my monitor for what IT is.
A first look at the Samsung app makes me think it uses Miracast.
When you use Gnome and Wi-Fi is able to do P2P-Wifi (Wifi-Direct), then you can use the Tablet as second screen. Obviously, this will not work in a virtual machine, but it is the same thing as Windows use here.
Deskreen or VirtScreen use VNC as backend. So it creates a Virtual Monitor on Intel GPUs and on the Tablet it will start a VNC-Viewer. Therefore, stream Virtual Monitor to the VNC Viewer on the Tablet. Obviously, this will not work in a Virtual Machine because it needs a Virtual Monitor, which the Virtual GPU provided by the Virtual Machine is not capable of.
So at the end, to use that feature, you have to install Manjaro, since there is no way to test this in a Virtual Machine.
Yes, this GUI is Gnome-Only. I don’t know any other Miracast implementation by now and to be honest there is also not much effort put in to make it working good. It is still experimental, what means: It can work for you, but it doesn’t work widly.
Any other technology uses widely VNC or RDP as streaming protocol.