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    Default KDE Connect Failed to execute command kcmshell5 kcm_kdeconnect

    Hi:

    I installed KDE Connect so I can communicate with my Android tablet.

    When I launch the KDE Connect Setting app to connect and sync my device I get this error:

    Code:
    failed to execute command kcmshell5 kcm_kdeconnect
    failed to execute child process kcmshell5 no such file or directory
    This is greek to me and I don't understand what is wrong or missing.

    Any idea what I could try to get KDE Connect to work?

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    Default Re: KDE Connect Failed to execute command kcmshell5 kcm_kdeconnect

    I figured it out. I needed kde-cli-tools5 in order for kcmshell5 to be pulled in to make KDE Connect work.

    The tablet is now connected to my Open Suse Desktop and uploading. Now I just have to figure out where the app is downloading the files to:-

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    Default Re: KDE Connect Failed to execute command kcmshell5 kcm_kdeconnect

    Looked in the /tmp directory, downloads, music, videos and all other directories on my system.
    I could not find those files that KDE Connect on the Android tablet gave me confirmation that they were sent to my Open Suse desktop pc.

    I made sure to install KDE Connect on the Desktop and it works.

    The KDE Connect folder is empty. I'm stumped as to where those files are. Now I'm beginning to think it didn't work.

    For now connecting my Android table with the cable that came with it allows me to copy and paste the files I need.

    I used to use Air Droid but that doesn't work anymore.

    Anyone have any ideas?

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    Default Re: KDE Connect Failed to execute command kcmshell5 kcm_kdeconnect

    I don't own Android hardware to ply with so unfortunately can't provide direct help. Firewall issue perhaps? I can only refer you to this guide

    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:KDE_Connect#Troubleshooting

    If you don't get the help that you need here, consider seeking help via the mailing list linked there.

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    Default Re: KDE Connect Failed to execute command kcmshell5 kcm_kdeconnect

    kde connect works fine for me on 2 kitkat devices (android version shouldn't matter)
    a few things to consider
    your error looks strange how did you install kde connect?
    zypper and yast should install all dependencies automatically kde-cli-tools5 aren't needed by kde-connect
    where (and how maybe you used rpm) did you install kde connect from I use the vanilla build from oss
    Code:
    zypper se -si kdeconnect-kde
    another thing did you white list the kdeconnect-service in openSUSE's firewall (this is done in Yast), if you didn't no files will be shared
    can you browse your device storage with dolphin?
    afaik files send usually end up in $HOME\kdeconnect\

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    Default Re: KDE Connect Failed to execute command kcmshell5 kcm_kdeconnect

    Once you installed the openSUSE package, go Yast - Security - Firewall - Allowed services. From the dropdown, pick KDEconnect , click add and don't forget to restart the firewall with these new rules
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    kde connect works fine for me on 2 kitkat devices (android version shouldn't matter)
    a few things to consider
    your error looks strange how did you install kde connect?
    zypper and yast should install all dependencies automatically kde-cli-tools5 aren't needed by kde-connect
    where (and how maybe you used rpm) did you install kde connect from I use the vanilla build from oss
    Code:
    zypper se -si kdeconnect-kde
    another thing did you white list the kdeconnect-service in openSUSE's firewall (this is done in Yast), if you didn't no files will be shared
    can you browse your device storage with dolphin?
    afaik files send usually end up in $HOME\kdeconnect\

    I installed kde connect through Yast from here:
    https://software.opensuse.org/search...%3ALeap%3A42.2

    I didn't install kde connect kde-4 tho:-

    NO, I didn't whitelist the kdeconnect-service in Open Suse's firewall. I'm not sure how.

    Yes, I can browse my device storage with Dolphin when the Android tablet it plugged into the desktop.

    I'll work on what you have advise me tomorrow and let you know what happens.

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    Default Re: KDE Connect Failed to execute command kcmshell5 kcm_kdeconnect

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztcoracat View Post

    NO, I didn't whitelist the kdeconnect-service in Open Suse's firewall. I'm not sure how.
    Refer Knurpht's instructions - post #6.

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    Default Re: KDE Connect Failed to execute command kcmshell5 kcm_kdeconnect

    if you didn't white list the service you couldn't pair the device
    a fun fact about kde-connect is that it allows pairing android devices without a kde desktop running
    so you can share files and notifications between 1 androids not sure if it works between 2 pc's it should

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Once you installed the openSUSE package, go Yast - Security - Firewall - Allowed services. From the dropdown, pick KDEconnect , click add and don't forget to restart the firewall with these new rules
    I followed your directions and restarted the firewall. I restarted it by clicking on 'Firewall' and saw that kde connect was added.

    This time the file transfer was really fast but I don't have /home/KDE/Connect anywhere.

    I must be doing something wrong?

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