So I got my RPi 3 today and I spent a good 5 hours trying to run it headlessly because I usually use my laptop, plus I only have a DVI monitor and have to use an HDMI to DVI adapter (getting no sound either). When I connect it the orthodox way (HDMI cable to monitor, keyboard and mouse plugged in) I see the normal Raspbian DE, and it's functioning perfectly.
Then I followed a few tutorials on how to use it headlessly, and what I basically did was add
ip=169.254.0.2 in the
cmdline.txt file on the SD card. Then I ran
ssh -Y firstname.lastname@example.org, entered the name and password, and I got to the raspberry terminal (such a success after hours of sweat and tears). However, when I run
lxsession the screen starts flashing and in a little bit I get some taskbar on the bottom of the screen, which is nothing like the Raspbian environment (e.g. it has the Debian logo instead of the red raspberry).
My question is, is it possible to connect to the RPi over SSH using my laptop, while also getting the exact same experience as going the whole nine yards and using an external monitor and peripherals? I want to be able to develop and text on my laptop anywhere, obviously impossible the other way...