Screenshare on GNOME

Originally written: Dec 21st, 2021

For a while, I struggled to get screenshare working on my GNOME DE for some reason, whether it be through Zoom or Google Meets. Eventually, I found out these softwares do not support Wayland out of the box. So, I decided to take the easy route and use Xorg as my display server instead of Wayland.

In GNOME, to change your default GNOME session:

  1. Open /etc/gdm/custom.conf (requires root privileges).
  2. Uncomment WaylandEnable=false.
  3. Go to the [daemon] section and add DefaultSession=gnome-xorg.desktop.
  4. Reboot.