after installing Synaptic (how to → here) I saw Telegram-Desktop package has some related packages missing on my JingPad A1 (JingOS ARM). So I decided to find the best way to install it.
In my procedure I decided to use Snap APP, a common package system made by Canonical.
So, first of all, follow my guide on “How to install Snapd” (open it in a new page):
…And now, install Telegram:
sudo snap install telegram-desktop
Now, please try do open the Telegram desktop icon:
- If the app starts, you are ready to use it;
- If the app doesn’t start, please continue with instructions made by “Shinkamui” on the Telegram Group…
Install Gedit text editor (you can instead use nano or other text editors…):
sudo apt update && sudo apt install gedit
And now run the following two commands (separated commands):
xhost + sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/telegram-desktop_telegram-desktop.desktop
You have to identify the “Exec” line, and add “QT_QPA_PLATFORM=wayland”, like the following example:
Exec=env QT_QPA_PLATFORM=wayland telegram-desktop BAMF_DESKTOP_FILE_HINT=/var/lib/snapd/desktop/applications/telegram-desktop_telegram-desktop.desktop
Something like this:
Ok, now you can open Telegram Desktop!
You probably need to change the Interface Scale (UI), so open the Main Menu of Telegram:
And modify the Interface scale to 150-200%:
Perfect, now you can properly use Telegram Desktop on your JingPad A1 running JingOS ARM!
…If the Telegram icon doesn’t appear on desktop, so you didn’t follow this guide, you can manually add it:
sudo cp /var/lib/snapd/desktop/applications/telegram-desktop_telegram-desktop.desktop /usr/share/applications/
Have a nice day!
PS: If you know how to install Teelgram in a different way please comment this topic!
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