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reMarkable Client

The reMarkable client, also known as reMarkable desktop app is a graphical interface that allows you to interact with your reMarkable cloud from your PC. A notable feature implemented in the reMarkable client is the liveview (currently in beta), that allows you to instantly project your notes onto your PC's screen. The reMarkable client is officially supported for Windows as well as Mac iOS and unofficially supported for Linux.

Installation

Windows And Mac iOS

The Windows and Mac iOS client can be installed by following the official reMarkable desktop app installation guide.

Linux

The reMarkable client is not officially supported for the Linux platform and was previously distributed on the reMarkable engineering site until early January 2018.

Debian based systems

For Debian based systems (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, …), an unofficial deb package is available that will automatically install all necessary dependencies. (Note: it turns out that two dependencies are missing: libkf5archive5 and libqt5xml5. The code block below have been updated to fix this.)

To install the package, download the package and install using dpkg or gdebi :

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libkf5archive5 libqt5xml5
$ curl -L https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1x_KhRp0_qufjnOO-pyDM1MAhRjeQeJTK --output reMarkable.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i reMarkable.deb      # or: sudo gdebi reMarkable.deb

To start the client, simply execute reMarkable in your terminal. If you want to start it via your desktop menu, create a file remarkable.desktop containing

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=reMarkable Desktop Client
GenericName=Desktop Client
Comment=reMarkable Desktop Client
Exec=reMarkable
Icon=accessories-text-editor
Terminal=false
Categories=Graphics;Office;

and copy it to /usr/share/applications. This would make the client available under categories Graphics and Office. Adapt the icon to your liking, but the above choice fits nicely and should be available on all systems. A debian package containing such a desktop file and fixing the missing dependency from the deb package referred to above is available here.

Other Distributions

If your distribution does not provide a installation package for the Linux client, you may manually install the client from the reMarkable engineering site(dead link)

Before installation, ensure the following dependencies have been installed

  • libqt5quick5
  • libkf5archive5
  • libqt5websockets5
  • libqt5concurrent5
  • qtquickcontrols2-5-dev
  • qml-module-qtquick-controls
  • qml-module-qtquick-controls2
  • qml-module-qtquick-dialogs
  • qml-module-qt-labs-platform

Missing dependencies will cause the client to crash on launch

If all dependencies have been satisfied, proceed to install the client

# cp libpdfium.so.1 /usr/local/lib/
# cp reMarkable /usr/local/bin/

To start the client, simply execute reMarkable in your terminal

Fedora 31

1. Download Debian client as shown above

2. Install alien and convert debian archive file to rpm

$ sudo alien -r reMarkable.deb 
remarkable-linux-client-1.0.0-2.x86_64.rpm generated

3. If you try to install it using dnf, it fails due to dependencies

.
.
--> Finished dependency resolution
Dependencies resolved.
==========================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                        Architecture                  Version                           Repository                           Size
==========================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 remarkable-linux-client                        x86_64                        1.0.0-2                           @commandline                         14 M

Transaction Summary
==========================================================================================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total size: 14 M
Installed size: 53 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Error: Transaction test error:
  file / from install of remarkable-linux-client-1.0.0-2.x86_64 conflicts with file from package filesystem-3.12-2.fc31.x86_64
  file /usr/bin from install of remarkable-linux-client-1.0.0-2.x86_64 conflicts with file from package filesystem-3.12-2.fc31.x86_64
  file /usr/lib from install of remarkable-linux-client-1.0.0-2.x86_64 conflicts with file from package filesystem-3.12-2.fc31.x86_64

$ 

Therefore force the install using rpm

$ sudo rpm -ivh ./remarkable-linux-client-1.0.0-2.x86_64.rpm --force
Verifying...                          ################################# [100%]
Preparing...                          ################################# [100%]
Updating / installing...
   1:remarkable-linux-client-1.0.0-2  ################################# [100%]
$

4. Create links in /usr/local to binary and dso library

$ sudo ln -sf /usr/bin/reMarkable /usr/local/bin/reMarkable
$ sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/libpdfium.so.1 /usr/local/lib64/libpdfium.so.1

5. Execute reMarkable with the desktop icon in xxxxxxx or start reMarkable in a shell/terminal.

$ reMarkable &

6. Generate a new pincode and paste it into the application.

Alternatives

If the reMarkable client is not supported for your platform, or simply doesn't fit your needs, there are still alternatives to choose from.

Please refer to the File Transfer article.

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tips/client.txt · Last modified: 2020/01/16 00:38 by tinygreen