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Is there a way to use the Apple iPad as an external monitor for Ubuntu? I see that there are applications for that purpose for Macintosh computers.

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    Oooohhh, good question, and one I'd be curious to know the answer to. – jrg Mar 29 '12 at 2:01
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    maybe VNC Viewer? – Ringtail Mar 29 '12 at 2:35
  • That would be a pretty neat idea but apple will stay apple while Ubuntu would gladly welcome it Apple would say "No". In other words Apple does not like to give neat features to non apple products. But best of luck to any wine possibilities even though I have trouble with it as far as number of compatible programs. – Sean Apr 9 '12 at 21:31
  • A note support waltinator's motion: Android or iPhone doesn't matter (that part is off topic here anyway); what matters is that you can use VNC for that task if you can find a VNC client for the target platform. – David Foerster Mar 5 '17 at 8:27

You can try using one of the applications listed on this article:

You could try running it in Wine, I went and did some advance searching and it seems the platforms are usually for Windows or Macintosh.

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    These are OS-X- or Windows-only applications and therefore off topic here. Not even Wine will help here, because that type of function requires the installation of a display driver and Wine doesn't do device driver installations. – David Foerster Jul 6 '16 at 18:12

Here's a handy guide, using VNC: http://eric-blue.com/2011/08/20/how-to-turn-your-ipad-into-a-virtual-monitor/

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