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Problem with Viber - “Share screen” not working

I'm having this issue for a while and haven't been able to find the culprit of it or any information on internet. Basically when I'm on a Viber call and click "share screen", Viber minimizes, but ...
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WebEx Meeting: sharing screen is not working; Firefox 76 / Ubuntu 19.10

Good evening everyone My wife needs to work from home. She uses "WebEx Meeting", which generally runs fine in Firefox 76 on my Ubuntu 19.10 Laptop. But she is not able to share her screen. I know ...
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not having much luck with x2go screen sharing on Lubuntu desktop. no mouse

I'm using x2go to connect my windows 10 laptop to a Lubuntu 16.04 server. I've been using the "customised desktop" with the "lxsession -s Lubuntu" command for several years and I've been very happy ...
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(Problem) Smb shows files as directories

I'm trying to configure an smb share. The problem is that once i connect to the shared hard disk, files in it are shown as directories. Is there a fix for this issue?
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Networked items not showing in Nautilus

I shared folders (for the first time) on 2 machines using wifi, both running Ubuntu 18.04. Both machines installed Samba (I think that's what was auto-installed) when I setup the shares. Now, on ...
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18.04.4 Cannot turn on remote desktop sharing

I have installed Ubuntu with the minimum setup instead of the normal install. I am trying to connect into Ubuntu but sharing will not stay on. (I would like to use vnc) I got a crash with vino-server
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Nautilus: Share image (WhatsApp, Facebook, …)

I use nautilus to look at my local files. How can I send/share an image to WhatsApp or Facebook? I would like to have the well-known share icon in nautilus:
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Desktop Sharing and Running application from host

Sorry for maybe silly question, just need some help. Im trying to set up home server. Got few questions as i got stuck a bit. 1) How can i switch on and off screen sharing through ssh( as i dont want ...
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How to Play Media To Smart TV via Wifi Like Popcorn Time?

When I am playing movies via Popcorn Time, it automatically detects my Samsung Smart TV since my PC and TV are connected to the same Wifi network. How can I play media files on my smart TV from my ...
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How to share Wifi internet over ethernet?

I have a Jetson nano board that doesn't have wifi and I want to share my laptop wifi with it over ethernet. I did below things but I don't have internet on jetson: On laptop I created a new wired ...
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Mouse pointer is not captured in 'share screen' mode (Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS)

When using 'share screen' mode in Google Hangouts Meet, the mouse pointer is not captured. Reports on a similar issue with Skype can be also found in various forums.
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2 Ubuntu 19.10 PCs cannot share desktop, mediafiles and cups printer

1 Intel i3-8100/32GB pc ("FujitsuServer" with ip 192.168.88.10) and 1 Intel i5-8350/8GB laptop ("Laptop-A" with ip 192.168.88.22) both with fresh Ubuntu Budgie 19.10 installs. I have enabled Desktop ...
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Swapped from Mint to Ubuntu and now cannot copy from/to my data drives

I just changed from Mint to Ubuntu. Ubuntu works fine but I cannot copy to/from my 2 data drives. I have 1 ssd with the system (250gb) 1 tb drive and 1 3 tb drive. I can mount the data drives. I ...
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How do I enable screensharing from an Ubuntu terminal without UI?

I'm trying to connect a remote server with ubuntu-desktop installed to my local computer. I keep getting the below in Remmina's debug window: [VNC]ConnectClientToTcpAddr6: connect [VNC]...
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Samba share on second hard drive not accessible… contact the administrator

I setup Ubuntu Server 18.04 and installed Samba. Then I added a second drive of 6T to use for file storage and share after successfully creating and accessing a share on the primary drive. After ...
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update or upgrade ubuntu pc from another computer on the local workgroup network

How to share updates between ubuntu computers on the local workgroup network Any option like windows 10 os?
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Share Folder Locally [duplicate]

I expect there is already an answer to this, but I can't find it. Feel free to point me to an existing solution. A while ago I did a lot of fiddling about with a terminal on my Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 ...
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Samba share guest read only,write after authentication

I'm currently trying to setup my home samba server so that guests can read only and not write/delete i have it set like this and i can both read and write [share] comment = Ubuntu Share path = /...
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Standard users are unable to share their respective “Public” folders

The only user that is able to share the "Public" under their home directory is the original user that was created at installation. Sharing is accomplished through the file manager by right clicking on ...
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Is snaps sharing libraries?

I have one big question in regards of snaps. Is it sharing libraries? The reason why I ask is because that was one of the things that I was so impressed by when starting with ubuntu, that it was ...
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Ubuntu & Windows 10 - file weirdness on shared fat32 drive

So I don't know where to look for an answer so I'm hoping someone here can point me in the right direction. I run a dual boot system, with Ubuntu 18.04 on a 32gb msata drive, and Windows 10 in a 64gb ...
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Ubuntu 19.10: How to share media to your TV, games consoles, etc without installing a third-party client?

How is it possible to share media to your TV, games consoles, etc without installing a third-party client (e.g. DLNA/UPnP client Rygel) in Ubuntu 19.10?
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“+Other Locations” does not work after update to Ubuntu 19.10

I've had a few network connections set up in Nautilus under Ubuntu 19.04. After running the upgrade to 19.10, those connections are no longer there. Also, when I open Nautilus, now (even as root), ...
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Can I respond to a dialogue box via terminal? Or start up screen share from terminal?

I can ssh into computer B from computer A, but when I want to share a screen it asks computer B for permission. Is there a way to respond to that dialogue box from an ssh in terminal? The computer ...
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How to Force SMB Legacy Mode Version 1 SMB1 In Ubuntu 19.04

I hope someone can help me figure this out. In previous versions of Ubuntu I could lower the security of samba server with something like this. server max protocol = nt1 I don't need the extra ...
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19.04 - Cannot access Windows file shares

I have Ubuntu 19.04 installed and have a server running Windows 10 Pro, on which I have shared 2 folders (from an external USB), by right clicking folder, going to Share, and then giving 'Everyone' ...
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How to share IPSec VPN connection to eth1 or wlan0?

I have an Ubuntu pc with a working connection to my VPN server via Strongswan. The connection is IKEv2 with EAP MSCHAPv2 auth. On my Ubuntu pc I have second Ethernet port. I want to share my VPN ...
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Printer sharing in 2 Ubuntu computers

Please help with steps involved in installing a local USB printer Epson lq 300 ) in Ubuntu and sharing it with another Ubuntu 18. Connected in the same network.
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How to share portion of screen on a large monitor?

Browsers have built-in capabilities to share your screen with remote users, e.g. on a web conference, but typically you have to choose between sharing one window and sharing your entire screen. ...
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How to access Windows 8 shared folder from Ubuntu 16,17,18 without password?

I have an Window 8.1 System, I have Shared a folder, which is accessible by everyone on my network. After sharing this, this is successfully accessing from any Windows System without User ID or ...
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Why does nautilus keep asking for username / password when connecting to a SMB share? I can't connect

I want to share a folder. I went to the Documents folder, right clicked, turned on sharing, gave it a name. Nautilus installed Samba and said it was working. I navigated to the "Other locations" ...
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Ubuntu 18 Share Desktop via appear.in

I'm using https://appear.in in chrome on ubuntu 18.04 to share my screen. When i click "share screen", i got "could not start screensharing; browser having trouble accessing your screen" On ubuntu ...
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Can't enable sceen sharing on Ubuntu 19.04

I can't enable screen sharing despite there is an option for it. The button can't be toggled ON. I'm using ubuntu 19.04. Vino is already installed. How can I enable screen sharing?
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Share external hard drive between two Ubuntu computers [duplicate]

This is my third attempt to do a simple share of an external hard drive between two Ubuntu 18 computers. I have worked with half a dozen help documents on the web and none of them worked and they all ...
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Sharing partition folder not working after reboot [duplicate]

I’m using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with 3 hard drive partitions. I installed Samba and shared a folder in the network from the second partition, worked fine but after reboot, I cannot access that folder from ...
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How to share folder between virtual box ubuntu and host windows?

I have been using ubuntu in virtual box. Now i need to copy a folder from windows to the VM ubuntu. In virtual box i have selected the folder in share folder option but cant figure out how to access ...
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Samba share not working with AD Groups

I am new to linux and samba world i created a windows AD and added to this AD ubuntu machine. what i want to do its to create a share folder using samba and to group from AD to get permission to this ...
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Multiple users on the same machine on the same time

I have a very powerful computer that is running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver). And i want to use this computer with my colleagues in the same network at the same time using screen sharing (each ...
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VNC Viewer unable to connect: Encryption Issue

sudo gsettings set org.gnome.Vino require-encryption false has already been attempted, but the issue below prevails. I have a Windows 10 tablet and a Ubuntu desktop (18.04.2 LTS). The Win10 Tablet ...
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Desktop Sharing not staying on in Ubuntu 18.04

I've been trying to get remote desktop working with my installation of Ubuntu 18.04, but the toggle doesn't seem to stay on. I go to settings, then Sharing and switch the toggle to on, then I select ...
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Cannot turn on sharing on ubuntu 18.04

After I turn on the slider, nothing happen. When i exit the window and go back to it, it turned off again. I want to use screen sharing. What do I have to do ?
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How to share Home partition between several Linux distros without sharing configuartion and user preferences?

I use both Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS and Deepin 15.9, sharing the same home partition, in order to be able to access my documents from both OSes. Unfortunately, they have both access to the same ...
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How do I access my files in my Windows 10 OS? [duplicate]

My hard drive has 2 partitions one has windows 10 and the other has the latest version of ubuntu. How to I access the files within windows from the ubuntu desktop? I know it can be done because I ...
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cannot mount readonly

I am trying to mount directory located on local network. I am using : mount -t cifs -o username=user //192.168.0.106/shared /home/user/point And I get following error : mount: /home/user/point: ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS No Screen Sharing Option

Under settings, sharing there is no option for Screen Sharing however on another machine with exactly the same image there is an option for Screen Sharing. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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mixed up network configuration in 18.04

Recently upgraded to 18.04 from 14.04 (in steps of course) Just about everything works. Have network access, and remote access via ssh. Desktop sharing (VNC) however doesn't work and can't be ...
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Share a folder with USB (as an external Hard Drive)

I have an old laptop with Ubuntu. I store all my movies and videos on it. I want to plug this laptop into my LG Smart TV with a USB cable and I want my TV to see this folder only as a USB drive. Is it ...
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Share wireless Internet connection through Ethernet on 18.04 LTS

I've in the past successfully set sharing of wireless Internet connection through Ethernet on Ubuntu 16.04 as described here. Unfortunately due to disk failure I install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and cannot ...
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File Manager showing share files but gvfs folder does not

File Manager showing share files but gvfs folder does not showing the files. below are OS details. ubuntu 15.10 It is happening for specific shares only. Issue is editors like Atom are not able to ...
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Mount partition of Ubuntu computer into different Ubuntu computer

I have two computers running Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 respectively and both are connected via TCP/IP. Right now I am accessing one another via SSH most of the time but I want to permanently mount a ...

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