Remote Login

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Remote Login

This describes how to use remote desktop from Window (7) machine to login to a graphical desktop on a remote Raspberry Pi

On the RPi

sudo apt-get install xrdp

[ ok ] Starting Remote Desktop Protocol server : xrdp sesman.

Find out the ip address of the RPi

ifconfig | grep 'inet addr'
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet addr:  Mask: is what you need

From Windows

Launch the remote desktop programme from the start menu. Enter the IP address as determined above.


You'll probably get a security warning.


Review this and assuming you're on a local network it should be safe to connect. At which point you'll be presented with a login screen for the RPi.

RPiRemoteLoginPrompt.png Login using your normal RPi username and password.