Make your iPad/tablet/computer as a secondary monitor on Linux.
VirtScreen is an easy-to-use Linux GUI app that creates a virtual secondary screen and shares it through VNC.
- No more typing commands - create a second VNC screen with a few clicks from the GUI.
- ...But there is also command-line only options for CLI lovers.
- Highly configurable - resolutions, portrait mode, and HiDPI mode.
- Works on any Linux Distro with Xorg
- System Tray Icon
How to use
- Run the app.
- Set options (resolution etc.) and enable the virtual screen.
- Go to VNC tab and then start the VNC server.
- Run your favorite VNC client app on your second device and connect it to the IP address appeared on the app.
You can run VirtScreen with
./VirtScreen.AppImage if you use the AppImage package) with additional arguments.
usage: virtscreen [-h] [--auto] [--left] [--right] [--above] [--below] [--portrait] [--hidpi] Make your iPad/tablet/computer as a secondary monitor on Linux. You can start VirtScreen in the following two modes: - GUI mode: A system tray icon will appear when no argument passed. You need to use this first to configure a virtual screen. - CLI mode: After configured the virtual screen, you can start VirtScreen in CLI mode if you do not want a GUI, by passing any arguments optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit --auto create a virtual screen automatically using previous settings (from both GUI mode and CLI mode) --left a virtual screen will be created left to the primary monitor --right right to the primary monitor --above, --up above the primary monitor --below, --down below the primary monitor --portrait Portrait mode. Width and height of the screen are swapped --hidpi HiDPI mode. Width and height are doubled example: virtscreen # GUI mode. You need to use this first # to configure the screen virtscreen --auto # CLI mode. Scrren will be created using previous # settings (from both GUI mode and CLI mode) virtscreen --left # CLI mode. On the left to the primary monitor virtscreen --below # CLI mode. Below the primary monitor. virtscreen --below --portrait # Below, and portrait mode. virtscreen --below --portrait --hipdi # Below, portrait, HiDPI mode.
Universal package (AppImage)
.AppImage package from releases page. Then make it executable:
chmod a+x VirtScreen.AppImage
Then you can run it by double click the file or
./VirtScreen.AppImage in terminal.
.deb package from releases page. Then install it:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install x11vnc sudo dpkg -i virtscreen.deb rm virtscreen.deb
Arch Linux (AUR)
Although not recommended, you may install it using
pip. In this case, you need to install the dependancy (
sudo pip install virtscreen