Package Details: plasma-bigscreen-git r411.7344fe3-1

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Package Base: plasma-bigscreen-git
Description: A big launcher giving you easy access to any installed apps and skills.
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Keywords: mycroft plasma plasma-bigscreen
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: plasma-bigscreen
Provides: plasma-bigscreen
Submitter: ArchieMeng
Maintainer: ArchieMeng (kihanos)
Last Packager: kihanos
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.000859
First Submitted: 2020-12-02 08:40 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-04-22 18:05 (UTC)

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kihanos commented on 2023-04-22 18:07 (UTC)

@Colgrave I updated the dependencies, to match those of the stock package

Colgrave commented on 2023-04-16 04:31 (UTC)

I tried to install plasma-bigscreen-git today and found that plasma-pa and plasma-nm are required to run plasma-bigscreen-git. Should we consider adding these to the list of dependencies?

kihanos commented on 2022-08-23 18:08 (UTC)

@kovdan01 It's done. Thanks for the catch and the patch!

kovdan01 commented on 2022-08-18 08:19 (UTC)

Hello @kihanos! There is a small issue in current PKGBUILD. It assumes that we use "Unix Makefiles" as default CMake generator - for building and installing we just use make. This works by default, but a user might specify a custom CMAKE_GENERATOR environment variable (e.g. Ninja), and in such case the build becomes broken (ninja of course does not create a Makefile so we can't use make). Instead, I suggest you using cmake build and install commands. Here is the patch (tested it - works correctly):

@@ -49,12 +49,9 @@ build() {
        cmake -B build \
              -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX="/usr" \
-       cd build
-       make
+       cmake --build build --target all

 package() {
-       cd "$srcdir/plasma-bigscreen/build"
-       make DESTDIR="$pkgdir/" install
+       cmake --install "$srcdir/plasma-bigscreen/build" --prefix "$pkgdir/usr"

kihanos commented on 2022-01-31 13:20 (UTC)

@raist356 Thanks for the catch. It is done.

raist356 commented on 2022-01-24 16:12 (UTC)

Build fails with "Unknown CMake command "ecm_find_qmlmodule"". Use of "ecm_find_qmlmodule" was merged 6 days ago.

Please change the dependency of extra-cmake-modules to the git version. After installing the git version, the build was successful.

kihanos commented on 2021-11-29 19:22 (UTC)

@mantielero Do you know which dependency was actually missing then? plasma-meta is a bit of an overkill here.

mantielero commented on 2021-11-28 21:03 (UTC) (edited on 2021-11-29 10:07 (UTC) by mantielero)

I update the whole system and follow more closely the instructions. Now the mouse/keyboard are working. I get the Plasma BigScreen splash when I start sddm. I get a beautiful background (like a 3d blue surface with a couple of yellow triangles), but nothing else is showing.

I wonder if maybe I am not copying the xdg content to the proper place. I copied the files directly in ~/.config/. Should I do it in a subfolder?

EDIT: Fixed by installing plasma-meta.

kihanos commented on 2021-11-28 12:57 (UTC) (edited on 2022-01-31 13:26 (UTC) by kihanos)

[EDIT: Although they work, the instructions below are out of date. See for a commit upstream adding a starter script for X11 sessions]

@everyone. To get plasma-bigscreen to run, the following steps need to be taken:

1- Install the package and its deps.

2- Create a dedicated user USER. Copy the content of into $USER's ~/.config

3- Make this the $USER's .bash_profile

# ~/.bash_profile

export PLASMA_PLATFORM=mediacenter
export QT_FILE_SELECTORS=mediacenter

[[ -f ~/.bashrc ]] && . ~/.bashrc

4- You can now launch by loging in with $USER from sddm by running Plasma-X11 or Plasma-Wayland but not Plasma-Bigscreen-Wayland

mantielero commented on 2021-11-28 12:40 (UTC)

I have just learnt about plasma-bigscreen existance. I am trying to install it under RPi4. First I needed to install as hard dependencies:


If I run plasma-bigscreen-wayland I get a black screen with the mouse and the keyboard working.

If I run sudo systemctl start sddm I get a login window where the mouse and the keyboard are not working. I use autologin. This occurs with session=plasma with session=plasma-bigscreen-wayland I get the black screen and the mouse works.

I copied /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf without success.

Any clue about what could I try.