I'm trying to use my old iPad 1 as my Raspberry Pi screen. For a while it was ok just using the SSH clients on the iPad to do basic stuff, but for some tasks for a command line noob like me, I just have to have a GUI. I installed a VNC server on my pi for use with my PC, works great, I even got it to start up on boot. Perfect. I have no problem connecting from my PC. However, as soon as I try a VNC client on my iPad, even the ones that claim Linux support, I get an error always along the lines of, "Error: Connection Refused." I've tried plenty of apps too, not just one. Is anybody else experiencing this problem?
Things that maybe you can interpret but I can't:
1. I have a password, I know I'm entering it correctly because it works on PC. Note that if I leave the password field blank in the configuration of the iPad app, it will connect and ask me for a password, but as soon as I give it, it throws the error.
2. I make sure to connect to the same wireless network as the pi and always triple-check that the ip address and all the information are correct.
3. I'm using a VNC client called "tightvnc." It was recommended on some RaspberryPi forum post. This may not be the original VNC client and that may be my problem, but then why would it work on my PC, but not my iPad?
4. Total networking and computer noob. Forgive me if my terminology is off.
Thank you for taking the time to read this!