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by sconemad
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't get new RealVNC to start over SSH
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: Can't get new RealVNC to start over SSH

From everything I've read, it looks like you can't technically establish VNC initially from SSH, you have to run it from the GUI only (at least the first time). Is this correct? No, that's not the case, you should be able to login using the pi account (as you would with ssh). You may have been read...
by sconemad
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Installing the new VNC Connect on a headless Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 2864

Re: Installing the new VNC Connect on a headless Pi

Did you try username pi, password raspberry (or whatever the password is for the pi account, if you changed it)? By default the RealVNC server uses unix password authentication, like ssh.
by sconemad
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: VNC - Upgrade to Cloud account
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: VNC - Upgrade to Cloud account

Cloud connections are brokered by RealVNC's servers. This will find the best way to achieve a connection between the viewer and server. With the viewer and server on the same network, it should result in packets going directly between the two. This may also be possible if the viewer and server are o...
by sconemad
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with VNC cloud connections
Replies: 5
Views: 2980

Re: Help with VNC cloud connections

(Sorry, I should really have mentioned this in my previous reply!) To enable cloud connectivity they need to go to "Licensing" in the VNC menu, and login to their realvnc account, making sure to choose cloud and direct connectivity when offered. This will add their server to their team, and enable c...
by sconemad
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with VNC cloud connections
Replies: 5
Views: 2980

Re: Help with VNC cloud connections

Make sure he's using the latest version of the RealVNC server package, since the previous versions did not support cloud connections. The following commands should do the trick: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y realvnc-vnc-server sudo systemctl restart vncserver-x11-serviced Also check ho...
by sconemad
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Installing the new VNC Connect on a headless Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 2864

Re: Installing the new VNC Connect on a headless Pi

Arent the VNC server running so you just log in with a VNC client from a PC or tablet/phone ? Seems unlikely that they disabled LAN access. Yes, you can still access the VNC server using a direct TCP connection as in previous versions, and from there you can choose the Licensing option from the VNC...
by sconemad
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Desktop users / RealVNC
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Desktop users / RealVNC

Hi, if you open the VNC server options dialog (accessible from the systray icon), and go to "Users & Permissions", you can configure which users are allowed to login over VNC. By default, this allows members of the "sudo" group (which includes the pi user), but you can add any users or groups that y...
by sconemad
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is screencasting possible w/ the Pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Re: Is screencasting possible w/ the Pi?

I haven't ever been able to get Minecraft working with any VNC solution, so unless there's something I don't know about, that's not workable. The RealVNC Server that's included in Raspbian PIXEL will allow you to view Minecraft remotely, provided you tick the "enable experimental direct capture mod...
by sconemad
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 2 problems: VNC server & Waveshare screen
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: 2 problems: VNC server & Waveshare screen

Hi, I think you're probably stuck with that resolution, assuming it's the native resolution of your display. Try holding down Alt (if you have a keyboard plugged in), then you should be able to click and drag anywhere in a window to move it about. The version of the configuration app you're using do...
by sconemad
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Vnc Connect to a headless Pi
Replies: 24
Views: 20029

Re: Vnc Connect to a headless Pi

After much fiddling around I eventually found the answer and that is to type vncserver at the ssh prompt. JFYI You really shouldn't have to do that if your enabled VNC using raspi-config Using the Configuration GUI under "interfaces" I have the radio button next to vnc "enabled". The VNC Connect do...
by sconemad
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Vnc Connect to a headless Pi
Replies: 24
Views: 20029

Re: Vnc Connect to a headless Pi

Connection refused usually means the VNC Server isn't running. When this is happening, if you ssh in and run sudo systemctl status vncserver-x11-serviced it will tell you if this is the case or not. Are you certain that your packages are up to date? The reason I ask is that this sounds like an issue...
by sconemad
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Video over VNC / Teamviewer
Replies: 6
Views: 2123

Re: Video over VNC / Teamviewer

If you're using the RealVNC server which comes with Raspbian Pixel, there is an "experimental direct capture mode" which you can enable in the troubleshooting page of the vnc options dialog. This will capture everything on the screen, including omxplayer.
by sconemad
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC is a black screen after update
Replies: 4
Views: 3859

Re: VNC is a black screen after update

Hi, Just a few questions which may help to narrow down the problem: Do you have a monitor plugged in, if so, do you see the desktop as expected there? Do you have your Pi set to start the desktop on boot? Do you have experimental direct capture mode enabled in the vnc server options? Do you have the...
by sconemad
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: VNC log with a lot of IP that try to connect
Replies: 6
Views: 3543

Re: VNC log with a lot of IP that try to connect

The RealVNC Server itself has IP filtering and blacklisting built-in. The IP filtering can be setup on the connections page of the options dialog, where you can specify IP ranges to be accepted or rejected, or whether an accept/reject prompt should be shown on the server machine when a connection is...
by sconemad
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Setup VNC on RPi 2B
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Setup VNC on RPi 2B

You can set the screen resolution from the Raspberry Pi configuration app or raspi-config, see:

https://support.realvnc.com/knowledgeba ... e/View/523
by sconemad
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Real VNC & Tight VNC
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

Re: Real VNC & Tight VNC

By default the RealVNC server uses UNIX password authentication, which lets you login using a system account. This security type is only supported by the RealVNC Viewer. If you need to use another viewer, you can set the authentication to "VNC password" in the VNC Server options, and set a separate ...
by sconemad
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Configuring RealVNC server
Replies: 26
Views: 20518

Re: Configuring RealVNC server

Hi, I'm quite new to Raspberry Pi and am experimenting to setup vnc connection, with small success. I am curious about one thing: my target configuration is "headless" Pi with iPad used as an emergency screen if GUI needed. What is the difference between virtual (I assume this is the mode with virt...
by sconemad
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RealVNC Reddit AMA
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: RealVNC Reddit AMA

Sorry, there was an issue with the original link, this one should work:

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/ ... e_for_the/
by sconemad
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RealVNC Reddit AMA
Replies: 2
Views: 596

RealVNC Reddit AMA

RealVNC CEO Andy Harter is answering questions from 3PM GMT on Reddit r/IAmA, so if you have any questions about the collaboration between RealVNC and Raspberry Pi, future updates and similar, that would be a good opportunity to do it. https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/5pwjup/i_am_an_engineer_w...
by sconemad
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Xrdp issue with Raspbian on R-Pi B 1st gen
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Xrdp issue with Raspbian on R-Pi B 1st gen

That's true for the new VNC Connect product on other platforms (it hasn't been released for Raspberry Pi yet), but the current 5.3.2 version of VNC Server does support direct connections, as will the upcoming VNC Connect release for Raspberry Pi - see the following: https://www.realvnc.com/news/vnc-...
by sconemad
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC Server User/Password
Replies: 5
Views: 25608

Re: VNC Server User/Password

Yes, the vnc viewer will pre-populate that field with your currently logged-in username. It's sort of similar to the way ssh will use your current username to login to the remote system if you don't specify one. Both of these often catch me out too! If you're using the latest RealVNC viewer, there's...
by sconemad
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Xrdp issue with Raspbian on R-Pi B 1st gen
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Xrdp issue with Raspbian on R-Pi B 1st gen

A disadvantage with RealVNC is that you cannot connect directly to a personal hotspot, such as a smartphone or a tablet, unless you have a paid version. Do you mean connecting your Pi to a WiFi hotspot on your phone, then using a vnc viewer app on the phone to connect to the Pi? This should work ju...
by sconemad
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Configuring RealVNC server
Replies: 26
Views: 20518

Re: Configuring RealVNC server

Assuming your RealVNC Server is using the default setting of "UNIX password" authentication, you should use the username "pi" and the password for the pi account ("raspberry" by default, unless you have changed it). You can change the password for the pi account from raspi-config, or the graphical a...
by sconemad
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How to change realvnc listening port $
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Re: How to change realvnc listening port $

Right click the VNC icon in the taskbar, go to Options, select the Connections page and the port number setting is at the top right (on the same line as the "Allow VNC connections over TCP" checkbox). When connecting, you'll need to add a colon and the port number at the end of the address in the vi...
by sconemad
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC Server User/Password
Replies: 5
Views: 25608

Re: VNC Server User/Password

Mapper wrote:I am having the same problem. Can you share your solution?
Have you tried username "pi" and password "raspberry" (or whatever you have changed it to, if you changed it from the default)? By default the RealVNC server uses UNIX Authentication, which uses the username and password of system accounts.

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