HowTo: Native reMarkable client

Hey guys!

I tried to run the binaries of reMarkable client on openSUSE 43.3 and I have partially succeeded. So I have created an archive which contains all dependencies, etc. You can download it from:

To run the client:

  1. Extract the archive
  2. Open a terminal in the directory
  3. Run ./
  4. Go to and generate a Deskotp app code. Notice that doing this from the application does not work.

I could not get my files because of the network configuration (proxy without SOCKS). Also, note that the client requires OpenGL 3.x (they use some 3D animations).

If users are going to install the client binary blob, then as per the readme there are dependencies to install, you should not need to provide any files?

Plus it’s not the general way to do things… get the source and use OBS to build the client… downloading some random unverified source from the internet is not a wise move and then run a script… sounds like a social engineering exercise…?


the readme file is not relevant and it should be ignored. I forgot to remove it. As I know the sources of the client are not available and since the binary blob was compiled against Qt 5.9 I preferred to deploy Qt libraries instead of messing with the version installed in openSUSE – Qt 5.6.

About the social engineering. I did this Qt deploy mostly for myself and I shared it because of people complaining about the fact that the reMarkable client is hard to run on Linux. If you do not trust it do not run it. Simple.

Exactly, point users to an appropriate repository to download the files for qt5.9 if that’s what’s needed;

Lets see, what in this list is not required (from the readme);


Sorry but I cannot agree with you. I would not mess up my qt installation just for running this blob.

But again, there is no reason you can’t build the apps on OBS so the sources can be verified…

Or provide a list of the rpms you used and what you did (where you put them etc) post the script you list so users can verify what it’s going to do etc…

I use OBS for few projects, I know about it and I like it. For this I do not have sources, etc.

I will think about OBS for this when I will have more time. Just to let you know that I completely understand your point of view.

You could even create a package that pulls in the binaries, or contains a script to pull in the binaries. Packages for nvidia-bumblebee, spotify etc, do so.