Note these steps
1. worked for me
2. may need modification (YMMV)
3. Assumes you can install software
4. Assumes you can read the man pages or ask for help via forums or google if you get stuck
5. you do this at your own risk, sorry.
This is a quick guide to getting vnc running on a raspberry pi
SERVER SETUP ON THE PI.
On the pi you need to install
When you run for the first time you will be asked to set this up with a password (just follow the prompt)
you can start the vnc server by typing
you may get a message like this
— quote start
New ‘X’ desktop is raspberrypi:1
Starting applications specified in /home/pi/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /home/pi/.vnc/raspberrypi:1.log
— quote end
it needs to be running in order to connect
(you can ssh in and do this if you wish)
On the client (as in the computer you are connecting from) you need to install :
Run this and enter the ip address of the pi and put :1 at the end
you should be prompted for a password for the vnc server (the one you set earlier when installing the server)
Press enter, and you should see what the raspberry pi would display in a window.
OTHER WAYS TO DO SOMETHING SIMILAR
In Linux it is possible to have more than 1 complete desktop on the same system, the first can be local, switching to the 2nd can be one that is located anywhere on the network.
You can also send this desktop to a windows PC (it needs to run xming to do that however)
there are some instructions here but this is more hard core and certainly NOT using vnc
you need to copy / paste this. The instructions are for using xming however the process is similar xming simply provides some sort of xserver capability with windows.