Just put a clean Jessie install on a spare Pi3, and I'm liking it so far. I really like being able to to turn the Bluetooth and Wifi on from the menu bar.
Is there a way of making the ON/OFF setting for BT and Wifi persistent? So than if I turn off Wifi and BT, then reboot, they'll still be turned off after a reboot or power cycle? This already happens on OSX and Windows, so it would be nice is Raspbian could behave in the same way.
Milliways wrote:I note Raspbian includes RealVNC which is now supported via raspi-config.
I have tightvncserver on my Pi, and start with a systemd service.
I had noted references to RealVNC previously, but never tried (I was deterred by the need for a Personal license), and never found any reason to change.
What are the differences between RealVNC and tightvncserver?
One is obvious, that RealVNC is included in new installations, and supported via raspi-config.
It appears that RealVNC allows remote access to the default console.
Can RealVNC and tightvncserver co-exist. I note I currently have
/usr/bin/vncserver -> /etc/alternatives/vncserver -> /usr/bin/tightvncserver
I'm still using TightVNC on a RPI2 and it works great, for me RealVNC seems to have a few pros and cons.
- Encryption works out the box
- No need to set up additional passwords for VNC, pi/raspberry works out the box
- Already built in so no need to tinker with which SystemD services which is beyond many newbies to Raspbian IMO
- Display seems smoother or latency seems reduced, on LAN at least, I've not tested over the internet yet
- Doesn't seem to work with the in built 'Screen Sharing' under OSX, but I've downloaded the RealVNC client for OSX and got it running in a few minutes.
If all your VNC client can connect ok to RealVNC I would recommend moving over to RealVNC as it is built in, works out the box, seems faster, etc. the Pro's seems to outweigh the cons, it gets a thumbs up from me.
EDIT: The only feature I would like to see is a shared copy/paste buffer over VNC, but I couldn'tget this to work on TightVNC, but if anyone knows how to do it on RealVNC that would be good.