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Banana Pi Cookbook by Ryad El-Dajani

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Controlling the desktop remotely using VNC

The VNC (Virtual Network Computing) system is a great choice if you need to control your LXDE desktop remotely. In this recipe, we are discovering how to install a VNC server and connect to the Banana Pi using a VNC client.

Getting ready

The following ingredients are required to build a VNC server on the Banana Pi:

  • A running Banana Pi with a Debian-based Linux system
  • A configured network on the Banana Pi

How to do it…

We are going to install the VNC server onto our Banana Pi and access the Banana Pi remotely via a VNC client.

Installing the VNC server on the Banana Pi

Installing and running the VNC server is quite simple:

  1. Open a shell.
  2. Install the x11vnc package:
    $ sudo apt-get install x11vnc
    
  3. Apt will ask you to ...

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