Do the following in order to get VNC working on your Pi, advertised over Bonjour.
- Plug Pi in to network and power
- ssh into your Pi after finding out its IP address by looking at your DHCP server’s leases or scanning for the Pi using nmap (http://nmap.org/download.html#macosx)
$ sudo nmap -p22 --open 10.0.1.0/24
Nmap scan report for 10.0.1.2
Host is up (0.0039s latency).
Not shown: 98 closed ports
PORT STATE SERVICE
22/tcp open ssh
MAC Address: B8:27:EB:4C:3D:1C (Raspberry Pi Foundation)
$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org pi@pi ~ $ sudo raspi-config
- Enable the Pi to boot to desktop rather than stop at the CLI
Set hostname to something unique from the advanced menu option
- define http proxy if required. Either edit .bashrc or use your preferred method.
- Update stuff and install required packages
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install avahi-daemon sudo apt-get install x11vnc
- Copy the supplied avahi service file
sudo cp /etc/avahi/services/udisks.service /etc/avahi/services/rfb.service
- Edit the file and change udisks-ssh to rfb and 22 to 5900. Save.
sudo service avahi-daemon restart
- Set a vnc password using
- Insert the following into ~/.config/autostart/x11vnc.desktop
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Type=Application Name=X11VNC Comment= Exec=x11vnc -forever -usepw -display :0 -ultrafilexfer StartupNotify=false Terminal=false Hidden=false
- Reboot Pi. Once booted the Pi should appear in your Mac’s network browser and you should have VNC access via Screen Sharing.
- If necessary, edit /boot/config.txt to change screen resolution. I use the following settings: