VNC & Raspberry Pi
So got a Raspberry Pi Model 3. Running Ubuntu Mate (downloaded from Raspberry Pi site)
Installed tightvncserver on it and get it working BUT not the way I want it to work.
I want to be able to VNC onto the Pi and get the same desktop as being displayed on the TV not a "virtual" desktop.
Should add happy to not use tightvnc for something else like X11vnc etc, but would like to stick to Ubuntu mate
iroal last edited by
By default, VNC Server remotes the graphical desktop running on your Raspberry Pi. However, if your Pi is headless (not plugged into a monitor) or not running a graphical desktop, VNC Server can still give you graphical remote access using a virtual desktop.
Did find this for Raspbian build http://simplesi.net/auto-install-x11vnc/ and seems to work. Maybe I just need to learn Debian instead of Ubuntu
dbeato last edited by
@hobbit666 if you master Debian you have masteres Ubuntu:)
jfath last edited by
@hobbit666 If you want to stay with Ubuntu (which is based on Debian), you might have a look at NoMachine for remote desktop. The default NX protocol of NoMachine is a bit more responsive than VNC under Linux in my experience and gives you remote audio.
That said, VNC should work. You might want to try un-commenting the line ‘force_hdmi_hotplug=1’ in /boot/config.txt. That will force the pi to act as if a monitor is plugged into the hdmi port at boot if you're running headless.
gjacobse last edited by
The other option is x2go, which is based on the NX protocol. It's been long enough since I last used it, I can't remember if it did what you want. But I am pretty sure that it will do it.
I just re-OS'ed my rPi3 yesterday.. so I haven't had much time to do much with it, but load some of the software I use.