How to Fix Zoom Screen Sharing on Ubuntu 22.04 Quickly

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After upgrading to the latest version of Ubuntu 22.04, most users face screen sharing issues on the desktop version of Zoom, MS Team, Google Meet, etc. So in this article, I will share how to fix zoom screen sharing on Ubuntu 22.04. This solution will work for all desktop screen-sharing applications. So let’s get started.

Why Zoom Screen Sharing is not Working on Ubuntu 22.04

As Ubuntu 22.04 comes with a display feature called Wayland. Wayland till now not supporting to screen share by default. In the previous Ubuntu version, we had Xorg for the display feature.

How to Fix Zoom Screen Sharing on Ubuntu 22.04

The solution is pretty simple, Step by step guide to fix zoom screen sharing on Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Check the Default Display Feature

To check the current Ubuntu display, run the following command.

echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE

If your system is Ubuntu 22.04, its display session is Wayland. Now you have to disable Wayland and enable “Xorg”(x11)

Step 2: Enable “Xorg” and disable “Wayland”

Open gdm3 directory to edit the “custom.conf” file by the following command.

sudo vi /etc/gdm3/custom.conf

Uncomment the following line.

WaylandEnable=false

Step 3: Reboot the system

Now reboot or restart your system to apply the changes. After rebooting you can share your screen on zoom, ms team, etc.

You can confirm the changes by running the following command again.

echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE

If you correctly change the conf file, it will show you display x11.

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Conclusion

In this short tutorial, you have learned how to fix Zoom screen sharing on Ubuntu 22.04. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below, I will try to answer all questions.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you so much.
    I uncomment the line with “gedit” . It is simple .
    I use this cammand ” sudo gedit /etc/gdm3/custom.conf “

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