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kde connect on fedora 19/20

now kde connect is nifty little tool to integrate your android phone with your KDE desktop.

It has a two part installation.

One you download from the android play store

and the second you have to install on your desktop. This is the tricky bit. Fumbled a bit here with libraries but managed to get through it.

this bit needs a few libraries installed:

yum install gcc-c++ cmake kdebase-workspace-devel git qjson-devel qca2-devel  

git clone git://anongit.kde.org/kdeconnect-kde

cd kdeconnect-kde/



make install

##then as non root user ###

qdbus org.kde.kded /kded loadModule kdeconnect

kbuildsycoca4 -noincremental

Kudos to the developer Albert Vaka

it’s still under development so am hoping for more features in future but for what it gives currently I am very much impressed.

Media player control is seamless and a welcome feature.

Would love to see notifications for sms in future though.

Here’s some screenshots of what to expect.

batter status

incoming calls

notifications for any missed calls



still works on fedora 20 with same instructions

if not connecting ensure firewall is not killing connection

# systemctl stop firewalld.service

# systemctl disable firewalld.service

give it a reboot and you should be good.

Screenshot from 2014-03-20 16:00:01