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It's my third day with my Raspberry Pi. I do know Linux. I am all good with using SSH with my Raspberry Pi but I do need a GUI sometimes. I tried installing vncserver, tightvncserver and now xrdp but nothing turned out to be right. I am even connected using my window's remote desktop connection but I see nothing on the screen of my Raspberry Pi. The whole screen is blank. Here are my commands

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install xrdp

Is there something I am missing? Is there anyone who can help me debug it?

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  • RealVNC is preinstalled on Raspbian - just download the client on you Windows machine realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer You may need to enable VNC with 'sudo raspi-config', under interfacing options.
    – CoderMike
    Oct 25 '17 at 18:20
  • I just installed the realvnc from raspi-config. It's connecting me but still i see a black blank screen. imgur.com/a/FpA3F Oct 25 '17 at 18:42
  • Are you using realvnc viewer? Oct 25 '17 at 19:02
  • Right now i have this >>RASPBIAN STRETCH WITH DESKTOP which i downloaded from >>raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian But now i am downloading a raspbian which have the gui capability, from this link>>raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspberry-pi-desktop Once i install it, i will let you guys know. thanks Oct 25 '17 at 19:26
  • Is Raspbian set to boot to desktop or command line ? It needs to be Desktop ! (Raspbian Stretch with Desktop was correct, your 2nd link Raspbian Jessie is old)
    – CoderMike
    Oct 25 '17 at 19:33
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As CoderMike says,

sudo raspi-config

then services I think it is. Enable VNC. Use the RealVNC application or mobile app to connect.

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  • I just installed the realvnc from raspi-config. It's connecting me but still i see a black blank screen. imgur.com/a/FpA3F Oct 25 '17 at 18:42
  • Do the same on a spare SD that has a clean image. Also remove any other installed VNC servers. Oct 27 '17 at 5:43

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