Verified Commit b4364d47 authored by Bart Ribbers's avatar Bart Ribbers
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Remove all references to the obsolete KDE Neon Raspberry Pi image

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Consider checking out the [Kirigami documentation](https://develop.kde.org/frameworks/kirigami/).
- Write a native app: You can bring a new app that is already using KDE Frameworks to Plasma Bigscreen.
Make the UI touch-friendly, and talk to us how it can best be integrated.
- Port an existing app: Plasma Bigscreen is an inclusive system, allowing to run different apps.
If your application is ready for the use on touchscreens and high-dpi displays, it's usually possible to install it using the package manager.
A first step is to try it and fix possible issues.
- Android apps: Support for Android apps is currently work-in-progress.
Talk to us about its status.
- Write a native app: You can bring a new app that is already using KDE Frameworks to Plasma Bigscreen.
Make the UI touch-friendly, and talk to us how it can best be integrated.
- Port an existing app: Plasma Bigscreen is an inclusive system, allowing to run different apps.
If your application is ready for the use on touchscreens and high-dpi displays, it's usually possible to install it using the package manager.
A first step is to try it and fix possible issues.
- Android apps: Support for Android apps is currently work-in-progress.
Talk to us about its status.
Ultimately, you will need it to be packaged for the relevant distributions that offer Plasma Bigscreen (ex. [postmarketOS](https://postmarketos.org/)).
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We love your effort to bring Plasma Bigscreen to a wider audience, and we're ready to help you with that.
If you would like to offer Plasma Bigscreen on a not-yet supported Linux distribution, the following information is useful:
- The source code is hosted on [Gitlab](https://invent.kde.org)
- KDE provides a reference image based on KDE Neon, you can use this to test against, look at integration-level solutions and borrow its tricks to get Plasma Bigscreen running
- If you want to improve things in an existing system, get in touch with us via the Plasma mailing list, or talk directly to the people working on the distro and packaging.
- The source code is hosted on [Gitlab](https://invent.kde.org)
- If you want to improve things in an existing system, get in touch with us via the Plasma mailing list, or talk directly to the people working on the distro and packaging.
Do let us know of your efforts on the [Plasma mailing list](https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/plasma-devel), so we can help you to get going and provide advice that may save yourself time and headaches.
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## Can I use it?
Yes!
Plasma Bigscreen currently has reference images available for the Raspberry Pi4 using KDE Neon.
There is also postmarketOS, an Alpine Linux-based distribution with support for many more devices and it offers Plasma Bigscreen as an available interface for the devices it supports.
You can see the list of supported devices [here](https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Devices).
There are currently multiple distributions shipping Plasma Bigscreen.
The interface is using KWin over Wayland and is now mostly stable, albeit a little rough around the edges in some areas.
A subset of the normal KDE Plasma features are available.
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## What can it do?
There are quite a few TV-optimized apps that are now being bundled with the KDE Neon-based Plasma Bigscreen image, allowing a wide range of basic functions.
There are quite a few TV-optimized apps that are now being bundled with the various distributions, allowing a wide range of basic functions.
These are mostly built with Kirigami, KDE’s interface framework allowing convergent UIs that work very well in a TV remote-only environment.
## Where can I find…
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## Can I run Plasma Bigscreen on my TV or setup-box?
Currently, Plasma Bigscreen runs on the following device types:
In theory, yes.
In practice, it depends.
* **(Recommended) Raspberry Pi 4:** We offer official images built for the Raspberry Pi 4 on top of KDE Neon.
* **postmarketOS devices:** postmarketOS is a distribution based on Alpine Linux that can be installed on Android smartphones but also on SBC's like the Raspberry Pi 4 and other devices.
Please find your device from the [list of supported devices](https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Devices) and see what's working, then you can follow the [pmOS installation guide](https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Installation_guide) to install it on your device.
Your mileage may vary depending on the device in use and when you use a device in the testing category it is **not** necessarily representative of the current state of Plasma Bigscreen.
## I've installed Plasma Bigscreen, what is the login password?
If you've installed the reference KDE Neon image for the Raspberry Pi 4, the password and username are both "mycroft", and you can then change the password afterwards by running "passwd" from a tty.
Hardware support is not dictated by Plasma Bigscreen, instead it depends on the devices supported by the distributions shipping it.
See [the install page](/get/) for more details of distributions shipping Plasma Bigscreen.
## What's the state of the project?
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Here is a quick overview what to do after you downloaded the latest beta image for the Raspberry Pi 4:
# Flashing
After downloading the img, use etcher or similar program to flash the img on to a micro SDCard of at least 8GB size: https://www.balena.io/etcher/.
After flashing, you may resize the available space on the microsdcard by using kpartitionmanager or gparted if you plan to extensively install more software on it.
Here is a quick overview what to do after you installed a distribution with Plasma Bigscreen:
# Power up
Otherwise simply put the microsd into the device and power it up.
You should see a rainbow image shortly flashing up, then loading the operating system and showing the Plasma Bigscreen Welcome screen.
When powering up you should see a rainbow image shortly flashing up, then loading the operating system and showing the Plasma Bigscreen Welcome screen.
Once you see the homescreen, connect to the internet either by ethernet cable or using wifi connection.
To establish a wifi connection, navigate the active selection cursor either to the Settings row and select “Wireless” tile, or move the cursor up to the “systray” panel and click on the wifi symbol there.
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Once a connection is established, Mycroft tries to connect to its home server to function as central hub for the voice control.
The default configuation uses Mycrofts server, so it requires to register the device for interaction and therefore an account.
Note it is possible to set up your own server and connect your Bigscreen box to that instead of Mycrofts server, plus your own STT engine like Mozillas DeepSpeech.
Note that it is possible to set up your own server and connect your Bigscreen box to that instead of Mycrofts server, plus your own STT engine like Mozillas DeepSpeech.
For DeepSpeech STT to work, you need quite a powerful machine though.
Here is some documentation about how to make Myroft use a different speech engine, hosted on your own server: https://mycroft-ai.gitbook.io/docs/using-mycroft-ai/customizations/stt-engine
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# Notes
The credentials for the KDE Neon reference image are:
- User: mycroft
- Password: mycroft
As a new Bigscreen user, go to Apps and Skills to look for new ways to expand your box with new skills and functionality added by developers from all over the world.
And now: Have fun! 🙂
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