I am trying to get remote desktop to work on my Pi 3 B+, but it is not working. This is the code I have used:

$ sudo apt-get remove xrdp vnc4server tightvncserver

$ sudo apt-get install tightvncserver

$ sudo apt-get install xrdp

These are the screens that I am getting on my mac's Remote Desktop.

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When I clicked the button, this is the screen that it takes me to.

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Where do I go from here?

Thank you


I used the VNC-Server-6.2.0-Linux-ARM.deb package from Raspbian and installed it on a Pi 3 B w/ubuntu-16.04 Ma'te desktop. I then installed realVNC server on my [custom] DZ68DB w/ubuntu-16.04 Gnome 3. All installations went fine and I am now running a Pi 3 B firewall/router as a headless system.

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The last image in your post is the login panel I also get. Assuming that you can type in the boxes, what I do to connect to my raspberry from here is:

1.select "Xorg" in the first line; 2.The second line is for the username; 3.The 3rd line is for the password;

P.S: if you didn't change the login details, the defaults are

name: 'pi'

password: 'raspberry'

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  • The last image is all I see. It would let me type in, but I wouldn't be able to select Xorg. The drop-down menu is completely blank. – Yana Lustina Apr 15 '18 at 18:26

I have not used xrdp which, I understand, is a Windows protocol, and presumably relies on X which is NOT installed on macOS.

xrdp, tightvncserver and RealVNC are ALL VNC servers, but are mutually exclusive.

tightvncserver and RealVNC are both usable on the Mac, but operate somewhat differently (RealVNC requires its own client, which includes X)

I use tightvncserver, which you can connect from the Mac screen client with open vnc://pi@raspberrypi.local:5901

tightvncserver requires some setup on the Pi, and I have posted answers on how to start on boot. RealVNC requires setup to use headless.

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