Debian PM

Plasma Mobile for Debian

Debian PM is packaging Plasma Mobile for Debian.

The repository contains Plasma Mobile, various mobile apps and Qt built for OpenGL ES devices.

View screenshots Source code on GitLab

How to use this repository

The packages are intended to be used on a Debian testing base.

The repository is signed. The key can be automatically updated, because it’s also a package in the repository. For the first-time install, you need to download and install the package manually, afterwards it will be updated using apt. Installing the key this way is reasonably secure, thanks to HTTPS.


sudo dpkg -i debian-pm-archive-keyring_20210819_all.deb Afterwards, add the following text to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-pm.list.

# Faster mirror
deb testing main
# Upstream repository
deb testing main

After the next sudo apt update you can install packages from the repository.

Install the base packages of Plasma Mobile

If you are installing on Mobian…

The default graphical environment on Mobian is Phosh, which you will need to disable in order to run Plasma Mobile. You don't need to uninstall it though, so it can be easily enabled back later.

sudo systemctl disable phosh

The packages required for a minimal Plasma Mobile experience can be installed using the following command: sudo apt install plasma-mobile plasma-mobile-tweaks plasma-settings plasma-phonebook angelfish plasma-nm simplelogin plasma-dialer spacebar

By default, simplelogin assumes it should automatically log into the phablet user. If your user account is called differently, you need to configure the correct username. To change the username, run systemctl edit simplelogin.service and type the following where the comments instruct you: [Service]
ExecStart=/usr/bin/simplelogin --user mobian --session /usr/share/wayland-sessions/plasma-mobile.desktop
The first ExecStart have to be empty, to reset the ExecStart line from the original service file. The second ExecStart line is copied from the comment block, where the content of the original service file can be found. After copying, this line has to be modified, to contain the right username. On Mobian, the default user is mobian.

More apps can be installed from the repository. sudo apt install koko elisa qmlkonsole kalk kasts index alligator kaidan audiotube kweather kclock