This article will show you how to setup your Raspberry for remote SSH and VNC control.
If you don’t have enough room on your desk for a monitor and keyboard for your Raspberry Pi then a remote SSH and VNC can be an option.
Assuming you are using the Debian distro and default user name and password of pi:raspberry.
If you are using the Raspbian distro then the easiest way to enable SSH is to use rasp-config.
By default the SSH is off. To enable SSH, logon to your PI and type:
mv boot_enable_ssh.rc boot.rc
Reboot your Pi.
You need to make a note of your Pi’s ip address. To find this out type:
On your Mac start the Terminal.app and type:
ssh -lpi 192.168.1.21
Replace the ip address with your own Pi’s one. It will then ask for the password, type:
Installing VNC Server
Connect to your Raspberry Pi via SSH or type in locally.
sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
This will install the VNC server. Run startx in the background.
Start the VNC server, it will then ask for a password. Enter a password of your choice.
On your Mac install a VNC client such as Chicken of the VNC. Start the client and enter the ip address of your Raspberry Pi and the password from the server install.
This should connect to your Raspberry Pi and allow remote control.
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