Establish a vnc connection to your raspberry pi from a Linux-PC


VNC (Virtual Network Computing) is a great way to control your raspberry pi remote from your Linux-PC. In this quick tip we are only using Linux on board tools. Benefits of a vnc connection: You don’t need to plug-in: keyboard, display or mouse.

1. Step

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?




2. Step

Install tightvncserver. You can do this by easily typing in the following prompt.

sudo apt-get install tightvncserver


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Step 3

You may need to accept, if so press “Enter”. This will take a while, but you should come up with the following result:X_5

4. Step

Start you VNC-Server by typing in PI’s Terminal.

vncserver :3 -geometry 1280x800 -depth 24

This prompt also sets the resolution to the one of your PC.

Now you need to set a password, which we will need later. (In this example we will set it to: 12345678)
Verify your password.


5. Step

You will be asked if you would like to set a view-only password.

 type in: n. ( short form of no)


6. Step

Open up Remmina.

Type in:

Server: YOUR-IP:590 + The Number you got In the step before. In my case

You will be asked for the password you set in Step 4. In our case: 12345678. Select Connect.


7. Step

et voilá…All you have to do now is admire your result:-)


You have questions? Just write a comment!

Cheers Alex

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