Monday, December 3, 2012

How to control the Raspberry Pi from Windows: Tight Vnc

TightVNC Home If the SSH console is not enough user friendly for you and if you want to remote control your Raspeberry Pi using a graphical user interface, VNC may be an good solution.

Install TightVNCServer

TightVNCServer is a free and lightweight remote control software compatible with standard VNC software
The command to install it is:
"sudo apt-get install tightvncserver"

Start VNC server
To start the VNC Server from the Linux System, you have to execute this command:

The system will ask you for a password (at least 6 caracters)

"You will require a password to access your desktops.


After that the software will ask you for an view-only password.
"Would you like to enter a view-only password (y/n)?"
You should answer no ("n") if you only need to control your system.

After that, your VNC will give you an X session number.
"New 'X' desktop is raspberrypi:1

Starting applications specified in /root/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /root/.vnc/raspberrypi:1.log"

Install TightVNCClient
You may use any VNC client, but why not continue with TightVNC?
You can download it here:

When you install VNC, it may be a good idea to chose a custom installation if you don't need an VNC Server on your windows computer.

Use the VNC client 

To use VNC, you need to type the server adress and the session number.

The VNC client will ask for the password.

 Now you can use your Raspberry with the X interface.

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