I am trying to set up a Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) as a remote
display using VNC. I.e. the Pi will be a 'listen only' client and my
laptop is the VNC server.
I'm getting absolutely nowhere! :-(
I have installed the TightVNC bits at each end, that's tightvncserver
on my xubuntu laptop and xtightvncviewer on the Raspberry Pi.
I have tried two ways to get this to work, first the conventional
Run 'vncserver' on the laptop, this appears to run OK and ps shows
an Xtightvnc process running.
Then run 'vncviewer x201' on the Pi (x201 is the name of my
laptop), it just says "vncviewer: ConnectToTcpAddr: connect:
connection refused. Unable to connect to VNC server"
Alternatively try getting the client to 'listen' for a connection:-
On the Pi run 'xvncviewer -listen -fullscreen' and 'vncconnect
tvpi' on the laptop (the Raspberry Pi is called tvpi). Nothing
happens at all, just silence.
The two machines can definitely see each other, they're on the same
LAN and I can ssh back and forth.
7 years ago
-- Chris Green