Raspberry Pi: Setting up remote access via TightVNC Server

Install the server on the pi:

Now set up the server to start tightvncserver at boot:

Paste the following into /etc/init.d/tightvnc. You will want to configure the line starting with /usr/bin/tightvncserver. The Pi can do 1920×1080 so that would be the max resolution.


Now add the script at startup via update-rc.d:

Now you can access the remote desktop using Ubuntu’s Remote Desktop Viewer tool by entering the Pi’s IP followed by  :1. For example “”

Windows has a variety of clients that can be used too.

For more info see http://elinux.org/RPi_VNC_Server

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