BobH
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tightvnc

Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:51 pm

I am a complete novice about and am using the first pi model made. Also I know nothing about TightVNC. Right now my pi is cabled to my router. It has keyboard, mouse and a HD tv. I down loaded Noobs and automatically update to Jesse per recommendations. I am trying to make the pi headless so I can do everything on a MacBook Pro. My long term goal is to use and control a hobby robot (to be built). Using the pi's terminal I've tried to install TightVNC but got an error message saying it doesn't know where to put it.

So can someone recommend a reading list or a book for dummies about tightVNC on a pi. Some explanations of what has to go where and why? Help in understanding the vocabulary?

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Re: tightvnc

Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:08 pm

BobH wrote:I am a complete novice about and am using the first pi model made. Also I know nothing about TightVNC. Right now my pi is cabled to my router. It has keyboard, mouse and a HD tv. I down loaded Noobs and automatically update to Jesse per recommendations. I am trying to make the pi headless so I can do everything on a MacBook Pro. My long term goal is to use and control a hobby robot (to be built). Using the pi's terminal I've tried to install TightVNC but got an error message saying it doesn't know where to put it.

So can someone recommend a reading list or a book for dummies about tightVNC on a pi. Some explanations of what has to go where and why? Help in understanding the vocabulary?
Personally prefer to install Jessie without NOOBS, as Jessie standalone can be used headless via SSH.

Then you can install VNC or x11vnc or any other remote access software:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access
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Re: tightvnc

Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:24 pm

I have written a blog post explaining how to use TightVNC on a Raspberry Pi. I use this from my Mac so you should have no problems.

http://trevorappleton.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... sktop.html

If you just want to SSH into the Raspberry Pi I also have a blog post on that...

http://trevorappleton.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... ry-pi.html
Check out my blog post for Raspberry Pi and Python tutorials.

http://trevorappleton.blogspot.co.uk/

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Re: tightvnc

Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:27 pm

If you want tightvnc to run when the Raspberry Pi boots, have a look at the thread VNC server in Jessie (using a systemd service), the instructions in the VNC Raspberry Pi documentation probably need to be updated.

Also, often people ask about tightvnc, but really want to control the Desktop that is displayed on a TV/Monitor attached to the Raspberry Pi. To do this look into x11vnc instead.

BobH
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Re: tightvnc

Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:48 pm

Thanks guys,

Now you've got me interested in the GUI display as it appears on the monitor instead of using tightVNC.

I'll dig into the x-thingy :) All of this stuff is a big learning curve for me.

I wish there was a "book for dummies" talking about the Pi's file structure, who does what, what goes where and why. A book for the absolute zero newbie to understand the messy details of working with Pi's fundamental software.

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