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= Installing Plasma Tablet =
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= Plasma Active Images =
  
== openSUSE 11.4 / i586 ==
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The Plasma Active team provides official Images based on Mer for some devices.
[http://open-slx.de open-slx] creates regularly updated packages for Plasma Tablet. You can either install these on top of an already running openSUSE 11.4, or try the Live ISO from a USB stick. Currently, only packages for i586 (Atom-based systems are available).
 
  
In order to install the latest development snapshots on openSUSE 11.4, you have to add two repositories to your system. These update kdelibs and kde-runtime to a post-4.6 development snapshot which contains additions in QML bindings and improvements needed to run the development version for Plasma Tablet. If you would like to try it in a virtual machine, we recommend Virtualbox, which provides accelerated graphics capable of "desktop effects".
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== Supported ==
  
=== Installation Recipe ===
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=== WeTab / ExoPC ===
Add tittiatcoke's  UNSTABLE_KDE4 repository and sebas' repo containing builds of the declarative branch from kdelibs and kde-runtime. As root:
 
<nowiki>
 
# Add titti's KDE unstable repo
 
zypper ar \
 
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/rwooninck:/UNSTABLE_KDE4/openSUSE_11.4/ \
 
  kde-unstable
 
  
# Now elevate its priority to it will override the existing packages
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The hardware is a little outdated but you will get the most polished Plasma Active experience on this device.
zypper mr -p 100 kde-unstable
 
  
# Add sebas' home repo containing plasma-tablet
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* [https://share.basyskom.com/plasma-active/deployment/wetab-exopc/tablet/mer/stable/basyskom-plasma-active-four-wetab-exopc-tablet-mer-release.iso Download ISO]
zypper ar \
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* [https://share.basyskom.com/plasma-active/deployment/wetab-exopc/tablet/mer/stable/basyskom-plasma-active-four-wetab-exopc-tablet-mer-release-iso.sha1 Checksum] (sha1: 51bd1ac2aea097d8e17503a92ce2781a6532491d)
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/vizzzion/kde-unstable/ \
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* [https://share.basyskom.com/plasma-active/deployment/wetab-exopc/tablet/mer/stable/ Download Archive]
plasma-tablet
 
  
# Elevate its priority to it will override even unstable packages
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Take a look at the installation instructions [http://community.kde.org/Plasma/Active/WeTab here].
zypper mr -p 101 plasma-tablet
 
  
# force cache update
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== Preview ==
zypper refresh -f
 
</nowiki>
 
  
On to the installation of the actual packages. Again, as root, do:
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=== Nexus 7 ===
<nowiki>
 
zypper install plasma-mobile
 
</nowiki>
 
This will install "plasma-tablet" on your system, which is contained the plasma-mobile package. (Plasma Mobile and Plasma Tablet are actually the same codebase, but using different sets of QML user interfaces.) zypper will ask you to accept the key. It will also suggest vendor changes for some packages. Accept these options.
 
  
=== Running Plasma Tablet ===
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Even though very much already works reasonably well, there are still some glitches. So, please don’t expect a 100% working system. For detailed installation instructions, see the article on the [https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Community_Workspace/Tegra3/Nexus7/PA_installation Mer Wiki]
From a full Plasma Desktop (or Netbook) user experience, you can switch to Plasma Tablet as follows (as user logged into the the X11 session):
 
<nowiki>
 
# Quit your plasma session
 
kquitapp plasma-desktop
 
or
 
kquitapp plasma-netbook
 
  
# Start plasma-tablet
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=== Archos G9 ===
plasma-tablet
 
  
# It is also possible to run plasma-tablet in a window,
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Take a look at [http://ruedigergad.com/2013/02/24/plasma-active-archos-g9-armv7hl-rootfs-tarballs/ Ruedigers Blog] for more information.
# this is useful for testing purposes:
 
plasma-tablet --nodesktop
 
</nowiki>
 
  
=== Installation of Plasma-mobile from sources ===
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=== Nokia N950 ===
  
While the recommended way to test Plasma tablet is with the above recipe using the binary packages, it is possible to build Plasma mobile and Plasma tablet from the source repository, who wants to try the bleeding edge repository can build plasma-mobile from sources.
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Take a look at [http://www.osnews.com/story/25307/Nokia_N950_Running_Plasma_Active_on_Mer this OSnews article] for more information.
The recommended way is to follow the usual kde from sources [http://techbase.kde.org/Getting_Started build instructions]. It is also possible to use the binary kde packages as a base.
 
  
It is necessary toinstall some packages (and their dependencies) to have a working development environment:
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=== VirtualBox ===
<nowiki>
 
sudo zypper install gcc gcc-c++ git cmake, kdelibs-devel
 
</nowiki>
 
  
Now clone the plasma mobile source repository and build:
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When running Plasma Active in a virtual machine, consider that performance will not be as good as when it runs naively on the devices it has been designed for. For testing, we strongly recommend running Plasma Active on a device. The following limitations need consideration when using a virtual machine instead of a real device:
<nowiki>
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* Performance, especially graphics, boot and application startup might be reduced
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/plasma-mobile
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* Advanced visual effects might not be available or work correctly in the virtual machine. This can lead to degradation of certain features, performance, visual effects and possibly stability
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* User interfaces designed for touch-screens often work less efficiently for mouse and keyboard based input methods, or feel less natural.
  
cd plasma-mobile
 
  
mkdir build
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For detailed installation instructions, see this [http://community.kde.org/Plasma/Active/VirtualBox installation manual].
  
  cd build
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= Downstream Plasma Active =
  
cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr
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Some distributions provide Images with Plasma Active for x86 Systems.
  
make
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== Kubuntu Active ==
  
sudo make install
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Current stable release of a Kubuntu remix with Plasma Active is available at
</nowiki>
 
  
== MeeGo / ARM ==
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http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-active/releases/13.04/release/
A repository of most of KDE components, including Plasma mobile-tablet for MeeGo is at
 
http://repo.pub.meego.com/home:/mkruisselbrink%3a/kde/meego_1.1_core/home%3amkruisselbrink%3akde.repo
 
  
i586 and ARM repositories available
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Daily unstable images of a Kubuntu Active are at
  
== Other Systems ==
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http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-active/daily-live/
If you have installed Plasma Tablet on a system not yet listed here, please add detailed installation instructions in a new section.
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You can burn image to CD (e.g. with k3b) or USB (e.g. with usb-creator-kde)
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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto#Kubuntu
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It includes an installer '''ubiquity'''.
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== openSUSE ==
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PlasmaActive has been packaged for opensuse in the KDE:Active OBS Repository.
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Mind that it is ALPHA Quality. The apps that come with a Mer-based image might not be available and there may be bugs. Feel free to report (and fix) them or improve the packaging process. Help will be welcome!
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It can be installed as follows:
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zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Active/openSUSE_Factory PA
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zypper ref && zypper install plasma-mobile declarative-plasmoids  bodega-client
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If the Maliit onscreen keyboard is wanted, additionally install maliit-framework maliit-plugins maliit-inputcontext-qt4
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Only i586 has been tested. To run PA4 the preferred method is to create a .xinitrc file in the home directory and add a line saying 'startactive'. Then a call to 'startx' will bring it up.
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There currently is an issue with plasma-desktop beeing started automatically so the file '/usr/share/autostart/plasma-desktop.desktop' needs to be (re)moved before running PlasmaActive.
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There is also a LiveCD available at http://susestudio.com/a/GzMWEV/activesuse
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= Get started after install =
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[http://community.kde.org/Plasma/Active/Info Suggestions, FAQ, additional information]

Latest revision as of 19:53, 16 June 2015

Plasma Active Images

The Plasma Active team provides official Images based on Mer for some devices.

Supported

WeTab / ExoPC

The hardware is a little outdated but you will get the most polished Plasma Active experience on this device.

Take a look at the installation instructions here.

Preview

Nexus 7

Even though very much already works reasonably well, there are still some glitches. So, please don’t expect a 100% working system. For detailed installation instructions, see the article on the Mer Wiki

Archos G9

Take a look at Ruedigers Blog for more information.

Nokia N950

Take a look at this OSnews article for more information.

VirtualBox

When running Plasma Active in a virtual machine, consider that performance will not be as good as when it runs naively on the devices it has been designed for. For testing, we strongly recommend running Plasma Active on a device. The following limitations need consideration when using a virtual machine instead of a real device:

  • Performance, especially graphics, boot and application startup might be reduced
  • Advanced visual effects might not be available or work correctly in the virtual machine. This can lead to degradation of certain features, performance, visual effects and possibly stability
  • User interfaces designed for touch-screens often work less efficiently for mouse and keyboard based input methods, or feel less natural.


For detailed installation instructions, see this installation manual.

Downstream Plasma Active

Some distributions provide Images with Plasma Active for x86 Systems.

Kubuntu Active

Current stable release of a Kubuntu remix with Plasma Active is available at

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-active/releases/13.04/release/

Daily unstable images of a Kubuntu Active are at

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-active/daily-live/

You can burn image to CD (e.g. with k3b) or USB (e.g. with usb-creator-kde)

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto#Kubuntu

It includes an installer ubiquity.

openSUSE

PlasmaActive has been packaged for opensuse in the KDE:Active OBS Repository. Mind that it is ALPHA Quality. The apps that come with a Mer-based image might not be available and there may be bugs. Feel free to report (and fix) them or improve the packaging process. Help will be welcome!

It can be installed as follows:

zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Active/openSUSE_Factory PA

zypper ref && zypper install plasma-mobile declarative-plasmoids bodega-client

If the Maliit onscreen keyboard is wanted, additionally install maliit-framework maliit-plugins maliit-inputcontext-qt4

Only i586 has been tested. To run PA4 the preferred method is to create a .xinitrc file in the home directory and add a line saying 'startactive'. Then a call to 'startx' will bring it up.

There currently is an issue with plasma-desktop beeing started automatically so the file '/usr/share/autostart/plasma-desktop.desktop' needs to be (re)moved before running PlasmaActive.

There is also a LiveCD available at http://susestudio.com/a/GzMWEV/activesuse

Get started after install

Suggestions, FAQ, additional information


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