In this instructable, I will be showing you how to setup your Raspberry Pi so that you can connect to it via "Remote Desktop Connection" on Windows 7 and most VNC viewers.
The Raspberry Pi Slideshow is currently mounted on a high ledge. When ever I want to add books, I need to get up with a step ladder, plug a usb stick in, take the bluetooth keyboard down and then get to work. This proved to be very inconvenient and so I decided to make my Raspberry Pi by remote desktop.
***Please note, this is written for the operating system installed by NOOBS (Rasbian)***
Step 1: What You Will Need
- A raspberry pi all booted up and ready to go!
- An ethernet cable or a wifi adapter
- A laptop with a VNC viewer program (e.g. TightVnc)
- A USB stick
Step 2: Setting Up the VNC Server
The Raspberry's built in VNC server works pretty well but by default, it is disabled.
Menu ---> Preferences ---> Raspberry Pi Configuration ---> Interfaces ---> Enable VNC.
In terminal run the following command; "vncserver"
Take note of the IP address it gives you.
If it doesn't work, keep reading, if it does, congratulations!
Go to https://www.realvnc.com/download/vnc/raspberrypi/and download the latest version of RealVNC®.
Choose DEB ARM HF
Put your download on a USB stick.
Transfer the USB stick to the Raspberry Pi and install it.
Go to the top and follow the instructions.
Step 3: Laptop Time!
Go to your VNC viewer and type in the IP address.
Press connect and you will see a login screen
Default login is