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Old 12-11-2021, 01:50 PM   #1
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Mirror iPhone screen to Linux PC


I am traying to mirror an iPhone screen to the KDE Neon Plasma screen on my PC.

The facility / app on the iPhone doesn't detect my desktop machine, even thoogh they are both connected to thhe same network.

I found articles about an app called UxPlay, but it comes only in source format and I need to compile the source into an executable, which I don't manage to do, each time it is asking for some other dependencies missing.

1) Any suggestions what app can I use that is available in .deb format, or
2) Can anyone here send me a compiled app ready to install?

Many thanks
 
Old 12-12-2021, 03:28 AM   #2
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This one is precompiled.
 
Old 12-12-2021, 04:05 AM   #3
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This one is precompiled.
So, let me understand, this is HARDWARE for direct connecting of an iPhone to a "Display", be it a TV or a computer, correct?

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Yes, cheaper through other online retailers.
Mirroring a devices screen uses the entire display, there should be no other OS, only IOS sending it's screen to a display. You don't send a devices display to another OS. You can connect it and access files on the iPhone from another OS.
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be it a TV or a computer
TVs, Monitors...displays
If your computer supports HDMI in, then yes... computer also

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Old 12-12-2021, 04:38 AM   #5
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Think of it this way, mirroring involves sending data to hardware, not software, unless you are going through some sort of virtualization application (to virtualize the hardware, which is what those apps must be doing), which is possible but I've not heard of such software. KDE Neon is software.

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Old 12-12-2021, 05:04 AM   #6
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Anyway
That's just my preferred way, smart TV, 4-5 monitors hanging about. When I want to see my smart phone's display on something larger I go for the gusto, use the smart hardware.
 
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That's just my preferred way, smart TV, 4-5 monitors hanging about. When I want to see my smart phone's display on something larger I go for the gusto, use the smart hardware.
OK, so the computer screen is taken over by the iPhone image, it is NOT just a small part of the PC screen mirroring the iPhone?

I intend using it during a video conferencing with LifeSize (like Zoom) and it sounds like this will not do what I wanted to do, please see attached example

Thanks again
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Old 12-12-2021, 05:30 AM   #8
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That's Apple to Apple software on Apple hardware, far cry from Linux on a PC.
 
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Here's another angle:
Post the errors you get trying to compile the software, which guide you followed, what you pre-installed.
Someone might be able to help you get around the errors, maybe even me, but I'm lazy and half busy.
EDIT: Maybe 20% busy at most... TBH

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That's Apple to Apple software on Apple hardware, far cry from Linux on a PC.
Sorry, I just picked up on google an image of screen mirror. My question is:
Will this device, mirror my iphone on the Linux screen in FULL monitor size, or as per the example?

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Old 12-12-2021, 05:59 AM   #11
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I believe Apple uses split screen tech to achieve that, similar to my old tube TV where I could watch 20 channels at once. My new smart TV may be able to do the same, but I'm too lazy to watch TV never mind more than one channel.
 
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I believe Apple uses split screen tech to achieve that, similar to my old tube TV where I could watch 20 channels at once. My new smart TV may be able to do the same, but I'm too lazy to watch TV never mind more than one channel.
OK, found some app that works well to give me what I need - Mirror Mac PC
It can actually work in two modes
1) iPhone screen size on a Linus screen - like the picture I uploaded before, OR
2) Switch to full screen that will take up the entire Linux desktop

On the desktop, you must start Chrome (it only works with Chrome) - and navigate to:
https://start.airbeam.tv/ - you will compare the code to what is on the iPhone, and you are in.

Thanks again
 
Old 12-12-2021, 09:09 PM   #13
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That pretty much runs in line with what I was saying. Linux is not doing any work here, an Apple based web program displays the iphone screen on a web "player".

There once was an issue with GNU and flashplayer, in order to view flash content in some Linux distributions you had to open the web page through a web based flashplayer program. Flash was not installed in Linux, just borrowed so to speak.
 
  


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