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Minimizing Hardware - Remote Desktop 

Minimizing Hardware - Remote Desktop

Keeping this a short and sweet blog post.  Mostly as a reminder to me for later so I don't forget and have to keep looking.

One of the important things to me around the Raspberry Pi, is that it's tiny and it doesn't take up a lot of real estate on my desk or in my office.  Once I have Raspbian installed on an SD card, the first thing I did was to get Remote Desktop working.

Why??  Because that means I don't need to worry about having a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse connected it.  It can be sitting in a corner somewhere and as long as it has power, it'll do what I tell it to do.

I looking online on how to get RDP (remote desktop) working, and installing xrdp almost worked, but I was having some issues after successful login.  Turns out I needed something else.

So here are the commands to run:

sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
sudo apt-get remove xrdp
sudo apt-get install xrdp

Notice that it removes xrdp and installs it again.  That assume you already installed it and are having issues.

This seemed to work for me and hopefully it helps others.

Posted by Vadim Tabakman Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:09:00 AM Categories: Raspberry PI RDP Tightvncserver XRDP