RPi VNC Server
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Raspberry Pi VNC Server
What does it do?
What do you need?
- A Raspberry Pi, model B.
- A boot SD card for the Raspberry Pi.
- A network connection (Ethernet or WiFi).
What skill level is required?
You need to...
- Install software
- Enter basic Linux commands
- Use standard software tools (Windows/Linux/Mac) to add a network drive to your PC
- Connect computers using ethernet cables
How does it work?
Overview of this project
You need to
- Install a VNC server on the Raspberry Pi
- Start the VNC server
- Install a VNC client on another computer
Log in to your Pi and install the Tight VNC Package
$ sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
Next Run TightVNC Server which will prompt you to enter a Password and an optional View Only Password
Once that is done you can run it straight from the prompt I am using 1920x1080 which is my monitor maximum resolution.
$ vncserver :1 -geometry 1920x1080 -depth 24
Or you could create a script to save typing in the whole thing.
$ nano svnc.sh (call the file whatever you like and ending in .sh)
Add the line:
vncserver :1 -geometry 1920x1080 -depth 24
Ctrl-x y <return> (To Exit Nano and Save)
Set the file to Execute
$ chmod +x svnc.sh
then to run
ToDo: Run at boot.
Install Tight VNC on your desktop from the link below or most VNC clients work I believe.
Then use <Your Pi IP>:1 (e.g. 192.168.1.2:1) as the host name when connecting.