VNC (Virtual Network Computing) is a great way to control your raspberry pi remote from your MacBook. So you no longer have to plug in any keyboard or display into your raspberry. In this Step by Step guide we will only use on-board software, so that its not necessary to install any vnc-viewer. Let’s get Started… 🙂
Connect via SSH or open a terminal session directly on the raspberry. You don’t know how to get a ssh connection working?-Check out this article?
Install tightvncserver. You can do this by easily typing in the following prompt.
sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
To accept press “Enter”. This will take a while, but you should come up with the following result:
Start you VNC-Server by typing in PI’s Terminal.
vncserver :1 -geometry 1280×800 -depth 24
This prompt also sets the resolution to the one of your MAC (1280*800).
Now you need to set a password, which we will need later. (In this example we will set it to: 12345678)
Verify your password.
You will be asked if you would like to set a view only password.
type in: n. ( short form of no)
When everything worked fine you will see this:
Open up your Finder press CMD + K
vnc:// YOUR-IP:590 + The Number you got In the step before. In my case vnc://192.168.2.102:5901
You will be asked for the password you set in Step 5. In our case: 12345678. Select Connect.
et voilá…All you have to do now is admire your result:-)
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