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OBS! This version unfortunately no longer is working.
Please hold on for a new version (nodejs based)

Prey lets you keep track of your laptop, phone and tablet whenever missing, whether you're in town or abroad. Open source, proven software with hundreds of documented recoveries all around the world.

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- Updated with requirement for fcron
- and laptop-detect included which caused 1st time registration issue


samiperkele's picture

I get this when I run (and I have free device slots).

[root@Jolla prey]# /usr/share/prey/

 ## PREY 0.6.3 spreads its wings!
## Linux Jolla #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 9 01:34:48 UTC 2014 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux
## Fri Jun  6 02:32:24 EEST 2014

 -- Looking for connection...
-- Got network connection!

 == Registering device under account!

 -- Gathering system and hardware information...
-- Sending request to Prey Control Panel...
-- Got response status 422.
-- Couldn't add this device to your account. Make sure you have available slots!
samiperkele's picture

How can I get the device key now that it cannot be gotten from the Prey website?

NielDK's picture

Did you try the latest version ? If so, I have work to do :)

Otherwise, what you can do, is to install previous version  (0.6.2) - download it, and install it manually in terminal (or ssh to phone)

$ devel-su
# wget --no-check-certificate
# zypper in prey-0.6.2-6.armv7hl.rpm

After that, you can upgrade to 0.6.3 with no issues

samiperkele's picture

Yes, I installed Prey just yesterday and used the latest 0.6.3 package from here.

I installed prey 0.6.2 now and I got the device added. Thanks :)

PS. I used "pkcon install-local" insted of zypper, because it is installed by default. Are there any reasons why zypper would be better?

NielDK's picture

Naw, pkcon is probably better choice.

I just kind og use zypper by default.

HolgerN's picture

It works now :).


The correct path for prey is /usr/share/prey/

The prey.timer and prey.service can be put to /etc/systemd/system/

systemctl enable prey.timer enables the timer.


NielDK's picture

For Prey, you need perl and perl modules  IO::Socket:SSL and also Net::SSLeay which you need to install using cpan.
For this, you need development tools cc etc, and -devel version of fx openssl.

Victorious's picture

Trying to install, but:

Error occured


Extra detals:

nothing provides perl-IO-Socket-SSL needed by prey-0.6.2-1.armv7hl

What am I doing wrong?