Monday, May 11, 2015

Setting up VNC remote desktop on my BeagleBone Black

Here is how I setup VNC remote desktop on my BeagleBone Black:

0. SSH to the BBB using root user without password:

$ ssh root@<BBB's ip address, it's usually>

1. Install a Desktop Environment (LXDE) in BBB:

# apt-get -y install lxde lxde-core lxde-icon-theme

2. Install x11vnc on the BBB:

# apt-get install x11vnc

3. Run the x11vnc with debian user:

# su debian
$ x11vnc -display :0 -forever

The VNC service will run on port 5900 of the BBB.

4. Install and run a VNC viewer such as SSVNC on my Ubuntu machine to remote desktop to my BBB:

$ sudo apt-get install ssvnc

Enter the ip address of the BBB >> select None >> Connect