Wayland screen sharing functionality not working with ZOOM app

In GNOME 41, the screenshot API was changed in a way that broke compatibility with some screen-sharing applications, including Zoom, on Wayland. This is a known issue and a temporary workaround is to switch to Xorg instead of Wayland.


You can switch to Xorg by going to Settings > Devices > Power and Sleep > Additional power settings > Choose what the power button does and then uncheck “On battery: Sleep”. Then log out and select Xorg session instead of Wayland on the login screen.



Alternatively, you can also use the command gnome-session-wayland --session=gnome-xorg to start a Xorg session instead of a Wayland session.

o use the command gnome-session-wayland --session=gnome-xorg to start a Xorg session instead of a Wayland session, you will need to open a terminal window. You can do this by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” in the application launcher.

Once the terminal window is open, you can run the command gnome-session-wayland --session=gnome-xorg by typing it into the terminal and then pressing the Enter key. This will start a new Xorg session instead of a Wayland session.

You can also add this command in your .bashrc or .bash_profile file so that it runs automatically every time you open a new terminal.

Please note that, after running the command, you will be logged out of your current session and you will need to log in again. Also, after logging in again, you will be in the Xorg session instead of Wayland.



This is a temporary workaround and it is likely that a proper solution will be provided in a future update. Also, this workaround could impact performance and battery life.

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Author: Joel Ameah

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