Re: VNC on Compass


A few observations:

  1. The latest Raspbian/Jesse/Debian 8 releases, upon which Compass is based do not turn on SSH by default, you have to enable it:  sudo systemctl enable ssh ; sudo systemctl start ssh
  2. Since Compass is based on Raspbian-Jesse, you can use Raspbian resources for documentation and help.
  3. I usually use tightvnc or xrdp vs realvnc - be aware that hacker robots probe the well known ports for these applications 
    • Be sure you change/update all system and user passwords 
    • xrdp is accessible from Windows Remote Desktop clients (which are available for Windows, Android, MacOS, ...)

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 12:35 PM, Jeff - K2AK <k2ak@...> wrote:
I use putty and it works perfectly for SSH and built some macros to do
ordinary tasks like that. I think I might have had to turn on SSH in
raspi-config and then all was fine.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Ian
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: [nw-digital-radio] VNC on Compass

On 15-02-2017 06:42, John B Brown wrote:
> I cannot get realvnc to run on Compass.  I've tried manually
> installing it but without success.  Any suggestions?  I'm running
> Compass on a RPI3 with full updates and upgrades
> John B
> _._,_._,_


I couldn't get VNC to work for me either, even after setting it using
raspi-config; I'm using RemoteDesktopViewer.  I have ircddbgateway and
dummyrepeater running on the PI and found I can edit remotely using:-

ian@debian8:~$ ssh -X pi@....13
pi@....13's password:


pi@compasslite01:~ $ sudo -E ircddbgatewayconfig
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"

and the ircddbgatewayconfig window appears on my desktop regardless of the
error message and I can make " adjustments ".

Not the most elegant solution although it works for me..




John D. Hays

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223

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