I have a raspberry pi 4b and a normal full-size pc by dell. The big pc has ubuntu on it, and the pi has raspbery pi os bullseye. I want to make the raspberry pi be a remote desktop that can be controlled by the big pc. Not just a teminal window, but a remote desktop. I have seen how to do it on windows, but how about it on ubuntu 21.10? How can I do this?

  • what do you mean by extension? ... it is a separate computer ... not Raspberry Pi specific
    – jsotola
    Jan 6, 2022 at 20:36
  • Yes. it is a dell. I want to run the pi as a remote desktop. Jan 6, 2022 at 21:09
  • then google linux remote desktop ... your question is not RPi specific, it is a linux question, so it is asked at the wrong place
    – jsotola
    Jan 6, 2022 at 23:47
  • I don't use anything google. The question is about the raspberry pi end of the deal. I got the pc already set up. Jan 7, 2022 at 17:14

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The Raspberry Pi OS allows you to enable a VNC server (Virtual Network Computing). Then you need to install a VNC client on your Ubuntu PC. There are different options, such as TigerVNC. You connect PC and Pi via network (Ethernet), open the VNC client and connect to the remote desktop using the known IP address of the Pi.

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