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How to make the Miracast app "Miraclecast" work on an Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS system? I followed the instructions listed below:

  1. Go to https://github.com/albfan/miraclecast.

  2. Download the entire source code, not just autogen.sh. You can do it by clicking the Clone or download button, and then Download as ZIP or directly at https://github.com/albfan/miraclecast/archive/master.zip.

  3. Unzip the folder to get folder miraclecast-master and run:

    cd miraclecast-master
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-dev-tools autoconf libtool libudev-dev libsystemd-dev glib-2.0 libperl-dev libgtk2.0-dev libreadline-dev
    libtoolize; aclocal; autoconf
    sudo ./autogen.sh
    
  4. Once ./autogen.sh is complete, run:

    sudo ./configure
    sudo make
    sudo make install
    

and I followed these steps but had an error on:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-dev-tools autoconf libtool libudev-dev libsystemd-dev glib-2.0 libperl-dev libgtk2.0-dev libreadline-dev
libtoolize; aclocal; autoconf

But got past it by adding a ; at the line break -

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-dev-tools autoconf libtool libudev-dev libsystemd-dev glib-2.0 libperl-dev libgtk2.0-dev libreadline-dev;
libtoolize; aclocal; autoconf

Then finished the steps and... Nothing...

Or maybe I'm missing something???

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  • Don't run autogen.sh or make as root; its not necessary and especially autogen might Do The Wrong Thing.
    – TechFu
    May 27, 2019 at 20:40

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Don't use ; to separate these: they will turn libraries into commands.

Use the following commands instead:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-dev-tools autoconf libtool libudev-dev libsystemd-dev glib-2.0 libperl-dev libgtk2.0-dev libreadline-dev 
libtoolize 
aclocal 
autoconf
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