How Do I Install Gmote?
The Gmote application itself can be installed via the Android Market but in order to control a PC you must have the Gmote server software installed on your PC. Depending on whether you use a Mac, Linux or Windows based PC the installation routine is slightly different.
Windows: For Windows you simply need to download and install the latest .exe from the Gmote website. Once the file has been downloaded to your local hard drive double click the file to proceed with the setup process.
Mac: Similar to Windows you will only need to download the Mac .pkg file and double-click to install. Each of these setup routines will require you to provide a password for your Gmote server as well as setup any media directories you want Gmote to have direct access to.
Linux: The installation of Gmote Server on Linux (Ubuntu in this example) is a little more complicated but still an extremely easy setup process. On Linux your first step will still be to download the appropriate file, in this case the Linux archive. Once downloaded extract the archive either from the CLI (Command Line Interface) or your file manager of choice. Make note of where you extract the file contents to. Finally, from the CLI navigate to where you extracted the files and run ./GmoteServer.sh. Like the Windows and Mac versions you will then be prompted for a password and list of your media directories. That's it. You're ready to start using Gmote!
My recommendation on Linux is to extract the contents of the Gmote Server and then move it to your home directory hiding it from normal file manager views. You can accomplish this with the following commands:
mv /path/to/GmoteServerDownload ~/.gmote
Once the files are happily hidden in your home directory you can create a simple startup script to run the Gmote Server each time you boot up your Linux PC so the Gmote Server is always sitting in your system tray when you need it.