Master167
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[Solved] How to remote into the Main Raspberry Pi display?

Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:21 pm

Currently I'm trying to figure out a way to remote into a Raspberry Pi but use the same display as the HDMI port.

The end goal is such that if I need to make a change in the display connected via HDMI, I can do so from a remote connection.

I have tried Xrdp and TightVNC but both of these services connect me to a separate session (and desktop) from the HDMI connection. (Plus, finding documentation on those is pretty sparse.)

Being pretty new to Linux on the whole. Any help would be appreciated.
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Navyscourge
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Re: How to remote into the Main Raspberry Pi display?

Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:50 pm

You can VNC in to the Pi using the port 5900; that will give you the main display (display 0). However, if you are already running a GUI on the Pi, the display 0 is already in use and you cannot VNC to it.

What is displaying on the HDMI connection that you want to change?

Master167
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Re: How to remote into the Main Raspberry Pi display?

Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:54 pm

It's just a web browser on the Raspberry PI GUI.

The ability to refresh the page if something goes awry is key. But where we are putting the display and pi would be very hard to get to just to hit one button or change the url.

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Re: How to remote into the Main Raspberry Pi display?

Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:55 pm

Master167 wrote:Currently I'm trying to figure out a way to remote into a Raspberry Pi but use the same display as the HDMI port.

The end goal is such that if I need to make a change in the display connected via HDMI, I can do so from a remote connection.

I have tried Xrdp and TightVNC but both of these services connect me to a separate session (and desktop) from the HDMI connection. (Plus, finding documentation on those is pretty sparse.)

Being pretty new to Linux on the whole. Any help would be appreciated.
x11vnc should be used

http://www.linuxcircle.com/2015/05/18/h ... ith-x11vnc
The information is out there....you just have to let it in.

My other Linux machine is a ChromeBox

ghans
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Re: How to remote into the Main Raspberry Pi display?

Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:01 pm

x11vnc does display the real display. tightvncserver and others
do not.


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Master167
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Re: How to remote into the Main Raspberry Pi display?

Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:35 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
x11vnc should be used

http://www.linuxcircle.com/2015/05/18/h ... ith-x11vnc
That is what worked once I got it going, Thank you.

Pilo
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Re: [Solved] How to remote into the Main Raspberry Pi displa

Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:20 pm

Hey, so there is no way through which I can VNC display the main GUI desktop?

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Re: [Solved] How to remote into the Main Raspberry Pi displa

Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:22 am

x11vnc lets you do this.

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