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How to use Android tablet as Fedora second screen?

asked 2016-02-20 10:25:49 -0500

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updated 2016-02-20 12:55:55 -0500

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How would it be possible to extend the desktop of a Fedora Linux computer over the network to some remote Android device?

I read something about the use of VNC or through specific applications.

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answered 2016-02-20 17:34:17 -0500

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updated 2016-02-20 17:35:45 -0500

This was an interesting question. I hope you’ll find this an interesting answer:

  1. On your PC, go to System Settings: Sharing: Screen Sharing and enable it
  2. On your phone, go into Android Settings: About phone, and tap ten times on the Build number
  3. Go back to Android Settings: Developer Options and enable Stay awake while charging
  4. Download a VNC client from your favorite Android app market, and connect to your PC

Note that GNOME’s VNC server, which is what you’ll be using here, can be a bit unfriendly to clients so you may need to try out a few to find one that works with it.

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