Some days ago, Plasma Active 4 was officially announced. Great thanks to all the people who worked so hard on this release. 🙂
Today, I could squeeze in some time to create PA 4 rootfs tarballs for Nexus 7 (the 2012 version) and Archos G9. The rootfs tarballs and the .ks files can be downloaded from here.
Please note that I could only test the Nexus 7 version yet. I hope that the Archos G9 version works as well.
For convenience, here is a summary of the installation instructions for Nexus 7:
wget http://files.kde.org/plasma/active/3.0/images/nexus7/moslo-nexus7-0.0.15.3.tar.gz tar xf moslo-nexus7-0.0.15.3.tar.gz cd moslo-nexus7 # Reboot/turn on the Nexus 7 by keeping the power button pressed and # keep the volume down button pressed at the same time. # Wait until the screen shows "Start" and then connect the Nexus 7 to the computer via USB. sudo fastboot -c "console=tty1" boot zImage-moslo initrd-moslo # Wait until moslo has booted. # Replace /dev/sdX with the respective device, e.g., /dev/sdb. # You can check with, e.g., dmesg what the id of the newly conntected device is. sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdX sudo mount /dev/sdX /mnt/foo wget http://files.kde.org/plasma/active/4.0/images/nexus7/plasma-active-4-armv7hl-google-nexus7.tar.gz sudo tar xf plasma-active-4-armv7hl-google-nexus7.tar.gz -C /mnt/foo cp /mnt/foo/boot/zImage /tmp/ sudo sync sudo umount /mnt/foo # Reboot the Nexus 7 by keeping the power button pressed and # keep the volume down button pressed at the same time. # Wait until the screen shows "Start". # Please note: for the non 3G version replace /dev/mmcblk0p10 with /dev/mmcblk0p9 sudo fastboot -c "root=/dev/mmcblk0p10 ro console=tty1 rootwait rootfstype=ext4" flash:raw boot /tmp/zImage # Disconnect the USB cable and press the power button.
Unfortunately, there is an issue related to some of the applets that prevents proper interactions with these. This also includes the Network Manager applet. In order to still connect to a WLAN it is possible to use the nmcli command line tool:
nmcli d wifi connect "SSID" password "PASSWORD"