It does this by communicating over TCP/UDP on the local network. It also experimentally supports encrypted bluetooth, similar to how iOS/macOS does it
@rubenwardy More accurately, Plasma is the desktop within the Desktop Environment. Hence KDE Plasma.
Oh ! That's it !
I thought it was meant for controlling the phone from the computer, and wondered why I couln't find a way to do that and had to stick with scrcpy...
@LienRag Mmm... currently I'm running Pantheon and Budgie... :P
@LienRag Next to try would be Deepin. Seems beautiful...
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@gianf that'll probably be QT5
@rubenwardy What the hell: yes! :)
@rubenwardy Mmm... in the menu' I found KDE Connect Indicator. Doesn't sound like the real app. I ran it and I saw an icon living for 10 seconds in the Dock. Then gone.
@rubenwardy The command line says: ~$ kde
kdeconnect-cli kdeconnect-indicator kdeinit5 kdeinit5_wrapper kde-open5
kdeconnect-handler kdecp5 kdeinit5_shutdown kdemv5
@gianf the app is called "KDE Connect" for me, and the path is /usr/bin/kdeconnect-app. Sometimes you need to logout to refresh .desktop files
@rubenwardy This is one of the things that, still in 2020, make me get crazy! On top of things like: "First, you need to open KDE Connect on your computer and phone." without specifying *how*!
@gianf for me, the application was just called KDE Connect on both
@rubenwardy Yep. Most likely I have to log off and on. The app on the phone lists my computer and I can even see the notification on the computer saying the the phone would like to pair but I have no way to do it. :)
After trying all the executables starting with KDE which do not work I ran this:
libKF5Parts.so.5 was not found.
libKF5Plasma.so.5 was not found.
kdeinit5: preparing to launch '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libexec/kf5/klauncher'
kdeinit5: Launched KLauncher, pid = 11361, result = 0
Connecting to deprecated signal QDBusConnectionInterface::serviceOwnerChanged(QString,QString,QString)
kdeinit5: opened connection to :0
I might try again next time I login. Or maybe remove it.
@gianf that's not the right one, that looks very wrong - it looks like you have installed parts of plasma. What package did you install from apt? It should have been kdeconnect
@rubenwardy ~$ sudo apt install kdeconnect
@rubenwardy Computer restarted. Same situation. apt remove kdeconnect and apt autoremove. Bye bye. Shame but... no willing to use my time for this.
Thanks a lot! :)
@gianf something odd with the apt package I guess
@rubenwardy True. And I can always say no when apt shows the total download size, before the boom.
@gianf I was also worried that it would pull in all of Plasma (KDE's DE), so I checked - but it didn't
@LienRag It's designed to work in both directions, I don't think the PC->Android direction is as well developed yet because there's less interest I guess
@rubenwardy I’ve used the GNOME version called gsconnect.
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