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Rasp without monitor

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:45 pm
by Zeus
Hello,
I just received my RPi.
I would like to use it without connecting to any monitor/TV. (Infact I don't have a spare one)
Please suggest how to.
I use Mac, Windows7 and Ubuntu.

Thanks.

Best,
Z

Re: Rasp without monitor

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:27 am
by mahjongg
log in with a serial terminal connected to the UART on the GPIO.

Re: Rasp without monitor

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:25 am
by Zeus
mahjongg wrote:log in with a serial terminal connected to the UART on the GPIO.
Please explain or direct me to a page showing connections/or tutorial.


Thanks.

Z

Re: Rasp without monitor

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:39 am
by SirLagz
Or you could ssh in with your Mac or Ubuntu machine.

Re: Rasp without monitor

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:21 pm
by ech0
SSH or VNC from any other computer

Re: Rasp without monitor

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:42 pm
by deedub777
Zeus wrote:
mahjongg wrote:log in with a serial terminal connected to the UART on the GPIO.
Please explain or direct me to a page showing connections/or tutorial.


Thanks.

Z
Yes, any chance of putting a tutorial in the absolute beginners section or on the Wiki (if its not already there:))

Re: Rasp without monitor

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:59 pm
by alexeames
deedub777 wrote:
Zeus wrote:
mahjongg wrote:log in with a serial terminal connected to the UART on the GPIO.
Please explain or direct me to a page showing connections/or tutorial.


Thanks.

Z
Yes, any chance of putting a tutorial in the absolute beginners section or on the Wiki (if its not already there:))
Whilst I'm sure this might be possible, it's probably the hardest way you could imagine of solving the problem. I think MahJongg was having a little joke with you. :evil: :lol:

The best way to do it by far would be to log in via ssh (for command line) or vnc if you want a graphical user interface. Two popular ssh apps are Putty and Tunnelier. You install this on the client computer (your windows, mac. linux box) and use it to log into the Pi via your network connection.

Re: Rasp without monitor

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:41 pm
by abishur
+1 to the ssh in idea. The Pi get's its IP address assigned automatically by default so you will have to find it to ssh into it. There are lots of ways to do this.

1) You can look at your router and see what dynamically assigned addresses there are

2) you can blindly ping ip addresses until you hit it

3) you can download a free ip range finder that will ping all the ip addresses in a range of ip addresses and it will display any ip addresses that respond back

Edit: Or the easiest option: Connect it to a TV/monitor just long enough to see what ip address it is using or assign it a static ip address.

Re: Rasp without monitor

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:07 pm
by penguintutor
I created two tutorials on my website after seeing a similar question on the forum.

Goto:
http://www.penguintutor.com/linux/raspberrypi-guides
and choose the: Running the Raspberry Pi Headless and once that's working: remote GUI access using Tightvnc

I suggest you use the http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1435 Debian Wheezy (beta) rather than the one on the main downloads page as ssh is configured by default.

Re: Rasp without monitor

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:18 pm
by Zeus
Thanks for replies.
Today I bought an hdmi monitor for Pi but I am looking forward to use ssh.

Best,
Z