In this Tutorial we learn how to Connect ROCK Pi via VNC. This guide describes how to Install VNC server on your ROCK Pi 4. Here we use ROCK Pi 4 with Ubuntu system image.
Nowadays Rock Pi Boards are popular. Rock Pi is the best alternative of Raspberry Pi. Rock Pi 4 is a most popular SBC. Rock Pi Developed and Manufactured by Radxa. Radxa is a startup founded 2013, focusing on design, manufacture and sell Open Source Hardware products. Radxa also provides custom designing, prototyping and software/hardware integration services. Radxa® is pronounced as [reksə]. The name is from the Latin word radix which means root. Radxa® is a registered trade mark by Radxa Limited in Shenzhen, China(深圳市瑞莎科技).
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Connect ROCK Pi via VNC |Install VNC server on your ROCK Pi 4
- Install VNC server
sudo apt-get install xfce4 sudo apt-get install vnc4server sudo apt-get install xrdp
- Run the VNC server followed by setting password
- Edit the config file
sudo vim ~/.vnc/xstartup
- Change the contents to:
#!/bin/sh unset SESSION_MANAGER unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup [ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources vncconfig -iconic & xfce4-session &
- Restart the vncserver and xrdp
sudo vncserver -kill :1 #Kill the vncserver process sudo vncserver #Restart the vncserver sudo service xrdp restart #Restart the xrdp
Install VNC client on your Linux PC
- Install VNC Viewer
Download VNC Viewer and install it on your PC.
sudo dpkg -i VNC-Viewer-6.19.325-Linux-x64.deb
- Connect ROCK Pi 4
Power on your ROCK Pi 4 and make sure that it is connected to the network.
Type on your PC:
vncviewer <IP address of ROCK Pi 4>:1
If you don’t know what the IP address of your ROCK Pi 4 is, type this on your ROCK Pi 4:
ifconfig #type the command, man config, to get some help
If the IP address of ROCK Pi 4 is 192.168.31.196, type vncviewer 192.168.31.196:1 to connect to it, and then input your VNC password can open the desktop.
Source – https://wiki.radxa.com/Rockpi4/vnc (official radxa wiki)
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