How can I make VNC on Raspbian run as User Pi rather than Root?
I have tried to follow a few "simple" instructions on the internet but none of them give me any working results, and I eventually ended up breaking my VNC on my Raspberry Pi 2.
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I'm not going to repeat the instructions here.
Those given for VNC at Raspberry Pi org seem clear enough.
I resolved my own question by installing X11VNC rather than TightVNC.
X11VNC had no troubles what so ever to run as Pi.
BONUS: I figured out how to make it autostart as well.
Autostart tutorial can be found in the following link: http://randomstuffidosometimes.blogspot.se/2015/05/x11vnc-autostart-on-raspbian-raspberry.html
If you go through the steps in that link once more, list out any/all responses from the Pi and list them here then someone might be able to tell you why you cannot connect.
I use xrdp on the Pi and connect to it via rdp from windows - it works very well and I'm replying from my pi through rdp right now.