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Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook by Rick Golden

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Connecting to the desktop remotely (xrdp)

This recipe enables remote access to the Raspberry Pi desktop using xrdp.

Using xrdp, teachers, support engineers, and hobbyists can access the Raspberry Pi display from another computer. Teachers could use the remote desktop access to help students complete an assignment. Remote support engineers could help a Raspberry Pi user debug, install, or configure software. And hobbyists can use xrdp to access the Raspberry Pi attached to the TV from another room.

After completing this recipe, you will be able to use xrdp to remotely access the Raspberry Pi desktop.

Getting ready

The following are the ingredients:

  • A Raspberry Pi with a 5V power supply
  • An installed and configured "official" Raspbian Linux SD card
  • A network ...

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