garycooke
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using the pi on my desktop

Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:29 am

I have manged to use the pi on my desktop by using a program called putty,this allows me to do things in the programs, but i don't know if it is possible to view the pi's desktop page on my desktop pc

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Re: using the pi on my desktop

Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:31 am

I use xrdp. sudo apt-get install xrdp on the pi, then type the pi's IP address in to microsoft remote desktop on your PC. :)
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Re: using the pi on my desktop

Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:07 am

Handy post :) thanks; I was about to move from Putty/UART to LAN access myself.

I will probably be using Pi in console mode as opposed to its GUI. If xrdp is installed as you say is that a permanent change, or can I still "putty" (excellent little program!) into Pi typing its IP address into the putty startup form?

Behind this .. slight nerves about a change I can't reverse, but easy enough to save a memory card image beforehand and restore from that.

Any advice would be useful. My own "sweet spot" would be to have console access in one PC desktop window (I like to be able to copy/paste from eg this forum), and a different one giving me graphics.

[edit] my thanks for the clear (and prompt) answer below :) This is a most excellent forum!
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Re: using the pi on my desktop

Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:18 am

chrisryall wrote:Handy post :) thanks; I was about to move from Putty/UART to LAN access myself.

I will probably be using Pi in console mode as opposed to its GUI.
If all you need is a CLI/text interface, you don't need xrdp. The ssh server is already installed on the Pi and you should be able to use Putty to connect to as many terminal sessions as you like via the IP address.

[edit] You can, of course use xrdp to display a desktop at the same time as using Putty to open text terminal sessions.

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Re: using the pi on my desktop

Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:45 am

I have just got the app, does it need installing or do i just download it and it will work ok?
When you say put pi ip in the remote desktop, do i just type the ip address starting with http://

and thank you for your help

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Re: using the pi on my desktop

Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:54 am

As long as you have typed sudo apt-get install xrdp in the terminal, and received no errors, then that's all you need to do on the pi. On your PC, you don't need to type http, just type your pi's IP address, in the format 192.168.x.xxx , in to the remote desktop program (already installed on Windows). This will only work if both devices are on the same network.
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Re: using the pi on my desktop

Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:09 am

They are both connect to the same hub, my next task (but not yet) will be to find out and/or ask how to do this on another pc external of they hub, ie from work, but first i would like to get it going from home first, it saves me having to get another monitor for the pi and ideal for copying and pasting program from the web to the pi.
I am sorry for sounding so thick, but how do i get to and/or find the remote desktop on my windows xp

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Re: using the pi on my desktop

Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:18 am

An alternative approach, which doesn't rely upon Window's "remote desktop", is to use use PuTTY with a VNC server (on the Pi) and client (on the PC):
http://www.cpmspectrepi.webspace.virgin ... aspPi.html
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Re: using the pi on my desktop

Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:27 am

Found the remote desktop and it actually works, thank you so much,

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Re: using the pi on my desktop

Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:29 am

Ok my next question is can i do the same, ie connect to the pi when i am away from home,

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Re: using the pi on my desktop

Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:16 am

Try this, but I struggled: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 2&p=383172
EDIT: Managed it now! :)
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