I would like to remotely control my Android device (a Motorola Moto G5 running LineageOS 15.1) with my Ubuntu 18.10 laptop. So, I watched this tutorial and got this result instead of this.

Not only is the picture heavily distorted. I am also not able to control my device properly. Sevensquare barely reacts to my commands – and if it does, it lags behind and fails miserably.

The tutorial goes as follows:

git clone https://github.com/yangh/sevensquare.git Desktop/sevensquare
sudo apt-get install qt4-qmake libq4-dev libqtcore4 libqtgui4
sudo apt install android-tools-adb
cd Desktop/sevensquare
sudo make install
sudo adb devices

Now, the programme should start. The tutorial, however, continues. The YouTube guy closes the Seven Square window and the terminal. Then, a new text file is created which contains this:


It is saved as seven-square (without .txt) in the Desktop directory (not Desktop/sevensquare). After opening the terminal once again, it continues like this:

cd Desktop
sudo chmod 755 seven-square
file seven-square

And then, seven-square is executed and the Seven Square window opens. In the tutorial example, there are no distored colours anymore after doing all these steps and no lagging occurs.

Is there a way to fix this or are there good (and working) alternatives for Ubuntu?

  • 1
    Could you please edit your question and at least rawly include what "this tutorial" does? What app/software does it recommend? Don't expect us watching a video to find out what you are after, please :) – Izzy Dec 21 '18 at 18:31

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