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How to get clickshare working on Ubuntu 16.04
sudo apt install libresample1
sudo dpkg -i libavutil52_9.18-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i libswscale2_9.18-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i clickshare_01.07.01-79_amd64.deb
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This didn't work for me

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worked perfectly for me! :D

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at step 2: wget, I get:

Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2017-10-30 14:47:17 ERROR 404: Not Found.

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Thank you belthaZornv!
It worked

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richoux commented Feb 7, 2018

@Peter-Nijenhuis change every 9-18 by 9-20.

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castlec commented Feb 21, 2018

On artful, after installing libavutil and libwscale, I had a bunch of unmet dependencies.

sudo gdebi clickshare_01.07.01-79_amd64.deb

was able to resolve them all and install.

sudo gdebi clickshare_01.07.01-79_amd64.deb Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading state information... Done Requires the REMOVAL of the following packages: clickshare Requires the installation of the following packages: libmng2 libqt4-dbus libqt4-declarative libqt4-network libqt4-script libqt4-sql libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-xml libqt4-xmlpatterns libqtcore4 libqtdbus4 libqtgui4 libresample1 qdbus qt-at-spi qtchooser qtcore4-l10n

Posting my copy of the file in case it disappears for others

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good job @castlec, can also confirm its working on 18.04 Beta Build!

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mirkado commented May 3, 2018

i did all of the steps you wrote but the program does not recognize the clickshare button. The button is not blinking constantly.
What i have to do next?

i am using ubuntu mate 17.10

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tried this on 18.04 with latest updates without success. Anyone tried this on an updated 16.04/18.04? The package was successfully installed and i can launch the clickshare app but nothing happens when i plug the usb dongle. It just blinks. Any suggestions?

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installation worked fine.
But now I get another error.
Once I open the clickshare app I get the message "waiting for clickshare button. When I plug the clickshare button into my usb port and press the button on the clickshare device, I get the message: "all buttons are in use by another application"

I've got no other application open.

Any suggestions?

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apio-sys commented Aug 8, 2018

Having the same symptoms as described by foot3print and Peter-Nijenhuis (deb and dependencies installed and dongle just blinking and on first launch of app msg "Waiting for button..."). Someone managed to get this working ?

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Same issue too. On the app window, Clickshare Client is the only one the version number is checked. The rest keeps syncing. Any solutions?

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aseru65 commented Aug 21, 2018

I'm having the same issue the package installed fine and i can run the clickshare app but nothing happens when i plug the usb dongle It just blink.

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rtsio commented Sep 10, 2018

Tried on Ubuntu 18.04, no dice. @castlec please teach me your secrets.

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Works in Ubuntu 18.10. Simply followed the instructions, nothing more.

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I tried it on Ubuntu 16.04 - installs and runs but doesn't appear to recognise the USB dongle.
Dongle flashes white, on and off - but no amount of pressing the button seems to do anthing

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TFB2002 commented Jan 25, 2019

I have the same Problem as njohnsto58, the only difference is I tried it on ubuntu 18.04.

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Same problem here as aseru65: the dongle keeps on blinking, the client keeps on checking for updates. I am on Xubuntu 18.04. Also, when I connect the dongle, Xubuntu mounts it as a drive. Doesn't that conflict with using the device as something else than a drive? When I unmount the drive, the dongle keeps on blinking.

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EFulmer commented Mar 25, 2019

The wget step is failing; 301 to a non existing resource. Full output below.

$ wget
--2019-03-25 09:05:16--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: [following]
--2019-03-25 09:05:16--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2019-03-25 09:05:16 ERROR 404: Not Found.

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arnolde commented Oct 17, 2019

Do I even need the clickshare button when using this method? Can't I just connect directly to the projector's Wifi and project without the USB dongle?

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Got it running on Ubuntu 18.04.


sudo apt install gdebi
sudo gdebi clickshare_01.07.01-79_amd64.deb

On running Clickshare I saw
Gtk-Message: 08:48:02.071: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"
Gtk-Message: 08:48:02.086: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"

So install
sudo apt install libcanberra-gtk-module libcanberra-gtk3-module

After that i could share my screen with clickshare

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LBoraz commented Jan 21, 2020

i can start clickshare-launcher and the button is recognized. The clickshare process is started but after that nothing happens.

Info 2020-01-21T15:19:00:967 ClickShare Launcher started.
Info 2020-01-21T15:19:00:967 ============================
Info 2020-01-21T15:19:00:967 VERSION:00.00.00.trunk-1315
Info 2020-01-21T15:19:00:967 BUILD:Mar 17 2015 05:39:22
Info 2020-01-21T15:19:00:967 CPU CORES:4
Info 2020-01-21T15:19:00:967 OS VERSION:Unknown
Debug 2020-01-21T15:19:00:967 Button detector has detected that button is inserted.
Debug 2020-01-21T15:19:00:967 [EDSLocalCommunication::mpStartCommunication] Could not connect with server in LocalCommunication.
Debug 2020-01-21T15:19:00:967 [EDSLocalCommunication::mpTryToCreateServer] Listening as server in LocalCommunication.
Debug 2020-01-21T15:19:00:967 [EDSLocalCommunication::mpStartCommunication] Server created in LocalCommunication.
Debug 2020-01-21T15:19:00:967 ClickShare Button was inserted. Launching client process.
Debug 2020-01-21T15:19:00:967 Launching client process /usr/bin/clickshare.
Debug 2020-01-21T15:19:00:968 [EDSLocalCommunication::EDSLocalCommunication] Begin
Debug 2020-01-21T15:19:00:968 [EDSLocalCommunication::mpStopCommunication]
Debug 2020-01-21T15:19:00:968 [EDSLocalCommunication::mpStopCommunication] Deleting server.
Debug 2020-01-21T15:19:00:968 [EDSLocalCommunication::EDSLocalCommunication] End

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@LBoraz, same here

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Same issue as LBoraz.
Running Pop!_OS 19.10

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ColSep commented Mar 2, 2020

Anyone found a fix yet?

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ced-mos commented Mar 6, 2020

Have the same problem with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS like @LBoraz.

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inigohu commented Jul 16, 2020

Same problem here with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Any idea?

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jerovign commented Oct 1, 2021

Any improvement for Ubuntu 20.04 ?
Barco still doesn't offer support...

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Can someone share the clickshare deb package again?

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I am also desperate for this. Another solution could be using chrome/chromium to cast via chromecast to the clickshare unit.
But I didn't get this to work either.

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