Corvidael
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AIY and the VNC project

Wed May 17, 2017 4:01 am

I went the easy route and simply downloaded and burned the ISO for the issue 57 box (which I just received today and now have it up and running)
However, when I went in to enable VNC, I'm getting an error that I need a subscription (as opposed to the regular Raspian image)..
I was really hoping to maintain a headless connection to this beautiful little box without having to have it connected to a monitor.

Anybody know what my options are?

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Re: AIY and the VNC project

Wed May 17, 2017 11:10 am

Doesn't solve your vnc problem but I'm using mine headless via ssh with X11 forwarding for the odd gui app I need.
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Corvidael
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Re: AIY and the VNC project

Wed May 17, 2017 4:31 pm

thagrol wrote:Doesn't solve your vnc problem but I'm using mine headless via ssh with X11 forwarding for the odd gui app I need.
Yeah, I've got that going, but I'm so addicted to the VNC experience now with all my Pi's, The early days were all XII forwarding and it feels like such a step backwards.
Just curious why the VNC on this image is different than that on the Raspian one, and -- shy of actually buying a license -- if there was a way to replace it with the Raspbian one.

I'll give this a shot: https://www.realvnc.com/download/vnc/raspberrypi/

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Re: AIY and the VNC project

Wed May 17, 2017 5:06 pm

What viewer you using? realVNC's own or another?

just make sure you update r-pi first, the version of VNCServer that's in the google image is old and has issues letting clients connect.

Just make sure you enable VNC again in raspi-config after updating.
The RealVNC own viewer should let you connect.
Not tried other viewers yet.
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Re: AIY and the VNC project

Wed May 17, 2017 8:13 pm

Corvidael wrote:
thagrol wrote:Doesn't solve your vnc problem but I'm using mine headless via ssh with X11 forwarding for the odd gui app I need.
Yeah, I've got that going, but I'm so addicted to the VNC experience now with all my Pi's, The early days were all XII forwarding and it feels like such a step backwards.
Horses for courses I guess.

I use X11 over ssh coz:
  1. I'm old school
  2. My main PC has multiple (3) monitors
  3. My x server is cygwin-x in "multiple window" mode so X apps aren't restricted to a screen size determined by the pi and are integrated into my desktop.
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Re: AIY and the VNC project

Wed May 17, 2017 8:31 pm

You need to update the image to get VNC to work properly - its fine once you've done it
viewtopic.php?f=114&t=182283#p1157235

Corvidael
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Re: AIY and the VNC project

Thu May 18, 2017 2:31 am

mattmiller wrote:You need to update the image to get VNC to work properly - its fine once you've done it
viewtopic.php?f=114&t=182283#p1157235
Hilarious, maybe. I was so excited when I got home and found the MagPi package on my doorstep, that I spent my entire evening bending cardboard and pressing metal clips together.

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sudo apt-get update
and

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sudo apt-get upgrade
are things I ALWAYS do, and often. But got too excited with this install.

So here I go:

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The following packages will be upgraded:
  alacarte binutils ca-certificates gstreamer1.0-alsa gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-base gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-x
  initramfs-tools libaudiofile1 libavcodec56 libavformat56 libavresample2 libavutil54 libbluray1 libc-bin libc-dev-bin libc6 libc6-dbg libc6-dev
  libgnutls-deb0-28 libgnutls-openssl27 libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0 libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0 libgstreamer1.0-0 libgudev-1.0-0 libicu52
  libjasper1 libldap-2.4-2 libopenblas-base libpam-chksshpwd libpam-modules libpam-modules-bin libpam-runtime libpam-systemd libpam0g
  libraspberrypi-bin libraspberrypi-dev libraspberrypi-doc libraspberrypi0 libsmbclient libswscale3 libsystemd0 libtiff5 libtirpc1 libudev1
  libwbclient0 libxslt1.1 locales multiarch-support pi-greeter piclone pix-plym-splash raspberrypi-bootloader raspberrypi-sys-mods
  raspberrypi-ui-mods raspi-config rc-gui realvnc-vnc-server realvnc-vnc-viewer rpcbind rpi-chromium-mods samba-common samba-libs systemd
  systemd-sysv tzdata udev unzip vim-common vim-tiny wget wiringpi
73 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 110 MB of archives.
After this operation, 2,608 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
SWEET!

Ok, this:

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Setting up realvnc-vnc-server (6.1.0.27437) ...
Updating /etc/pam.d/vncserver
Updating /etc/pam.conf... done
Looking for font path... not found.
Generating private key... done
Installed systemd unit for VNC Server in Service Mode daemon
Start or stop the service with:
  systemctl (start|stop) vncserver-x11-serviced.service
Mark or unmark the service to be started at boot time with:
  systemctl (enable|disable) vncserver-x11-serviced.service
Enabling systemd service to match SysV service
Created symlink from /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/vncserver-x11-serviced.service to /usr/lib/systemd/system/vncserver-x11-serviced.service.

Installed systemd unit for VNC Server in Virtual Mode daemon
Start or stop the service with:
  systemctl (start|stop) vncserver-virtuald.service
Mark or unmark the service to be started at boot time with:
  systemctl (enable|disable) vncserver-virtuald.service


(gconftool-2:16395): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon:
Unable to autolaunch a dbus-daemon without a $DISPLAY for X11
gconfd-2: no process found
Setting up realvnc-vnc-viewer (6.1.0.27437) ...
Setting up rpi-chromium-mods (20170418) ...
Setting up unzip (6.0-16+deb8u3) ...
Setting up wiringpi (2.44) ...
Setting up raspberrypi-bootloader (1.20170427-1) ...
looks like something easily worked through.
Update at 11

Corvidael
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Re: AIY and the VNC project

Thu May 18, 2017 2:35 am

as we say in Canada:
"Bob's your uncle."

It didn't take any further steps than the update/upgrade/reboot.

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