You may not understand what I do… but it is still awesome.

Remote Desktop for the Pi

Many people use TeamViewer, as it is easy and globally used. This only works on conventional processors and is very fiddly to get working on a pi.

The alternative is to connect to your pi, as if you were using ssh. Then virtualise a version of x server to allow you to see the exactly what is being outputted by your pi, and even control it with your desktop mouse and keyboard.

  1. Set up ssh:
  2. Next download and run PuTTy:
  3. Then configure PuTTy with your ssh information, and these settings:
  4. Connect to your ssh server and log in.
  5. Download and install Xming:
  6. Run Xlaunch with all default settings, a large grey/black/white/checker box should appear. It will cover a large portion of your screen. (You can Alt-TAB it out of the way)
  7. Type into your ssh terminal: startlxde
  8. You are now virtualizing the x server of your RPi!

Comment or ask me any questions if it goes wrong. tested on WIN7.

EDIT: (Also this works over a local network, or over the internet. To do this set up ssh for use over the internet.)

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