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When I remote access the raspberry pi with software now installed I do not get to access the current session displayed on my tv, but rather a new session.

Is there software to access the current running session so I can use the keyboard and mouse connected to my laptop to control my raspberry pi?

ATM I use putty and Xming to access my PI, but that creates a new user session instead of the active one.

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You need to install x11vnc daemon on the linux distro with runs on Pi. Then run that command;

x11vnc -display :0 -usepw -noxdamage -ncache 10 -ncache_cr -listen IP_of_pi -allow allowed_ip_address

After ran the command, connect to pi with any VNC client.

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You need x11vnc. This will allow you to connect to the same session on the TV.

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    This answer could do with expanding. – Alex Chamberlain May 3 '13 at 9:51
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You should install VNC.

Basically you need to follow the instructions here.

The basics are:

  1. Install tightvncserver: sudo apt-get install tightvncserver.
  2. Make a shell strict with the start command.
  3. Add an init script.
  4. Install the tightvnc viewer from the website.
  5. Connect up.

I might add more help later, if you need it.

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On my standard RPi I only need to run x11vnc without any parameters to be able to control the live session on the Pi with the TightVNC client on my Windows laptop. A couple of things did fool me for a while though, there must be a space between -display and the :0 bit, and if you've had an aborted session, you must either kill it on the Pi (eg vncserver kill :0) reboot it, or use a different display number. You also need to check the port that x11vnc is using, as displayed in the text after you run it. After a day of researching, it now works a treat.

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I was able to get a remote connection start after using a shortened version of the command that gurcanozturk shared.

After installing x11vnc, I edited

/etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart

to run the following command:

x11vnc -display :0 -usepw -noxdamage -ncache 10 -ncache_cr

This allows using VNC to connect once then you would need to reboot the device in order to make another connection.

To connect with VNC use the

IP_of_pi:5900

This should get you connected up and working.

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