agraco wrote:Method 1. Install putty and Xming.
Result: partial success. I can connect to the Pi through a command window...and that is it. I can't open the OS.
I assume when you say "I can't open the OS." that you want to display the Desktop on your laptop. Is that correct?
If so there are a number of ways to display the Raspberry Pi/Raspbian Desktop on your laptop.
A number of people have suggested using xrdp
. I have never tried it, so I don't know how hard it is to set up.
The other option is to use VNC. There are two ways you can use VNC.
You can use x11vnc
. This will connect to an existing Desktop on the Raspberry Pi and display it on your laptop.
You can use tightvnc
. This will create a new virtual
desktop when you log in. There are instruction in the Raspberry Pi documentation VNC (Virtual Network Computing)
, but these probably need updating. The forum thread VNC server in Jessie (using a systemd service)
is probably a better place to start.
You can use RealVNC for the Raspberry Pi
. Which can be setup to either create a new Dekstop or use an existing one.