As you know full-screen sharing is a missing option in Ubuntu Wayland session. I was going to join an online competition through google meet. Although you can share individual windows but not the entire screen. After searching for possible solutions I came across pipewire(I really don't know what it's).

I used their official manual to build it from source but there were no pages about its dependencies so I used apt-get install "dependency-name"* to install the available packages contain for each cmake dependency error dependency. By that, I got a lot of garbage packages installed in my system. But after installation, it was not working with Chrome (after enabling webrtc-pipewire flag) or Firefox. After struggling one hour I removed all installed files and packages from my system. I also tried it with Ubuntu's official pipewire packages(which was of an older version)

sudo apt install pipewire gstreamer1.0-pipewire libpipewire-0.2-1 libpipewire-0.2-dev libpipewire-0.2-doc

It made google meet not joining the conference. I also checked this manual and failed. I installed each of it's missing dependencies and failed.

What is the proper way to install pipewire on my Ubuntu 20.04?

  • It is available via APT from universe repository. You do not need to compile it. Why do you not want to simply switch back to Xorg?
    – N0rbert
    Sep 12, 2020 at 9:56
  • In a fresh installation, it is smooth and nice. But after installing packages and customizing gnome it lags so much. I also tried installing these packages from apt repository but after installation in breaks google meet. Sep 12, 2020 at 10:53
  • Pipewire support for desktop sharing is not really ready yet. A number of dependencies need to be rebuilt to enable pipewire, these include mutter, xdg-desktop-portal and gnome-remote-desktop. Once pipewire makes it into main Pipewire MIR these other packages can be rebuilt with pipewire support
    – darkxst
    Oct 12, 2020 at 2:41


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