View Index by Level





Raspberry Pi TightVNC

This is the AQA version closing after June 2019. Visit the the version for Eduqas instead.

To gain access to revision questions, please sign up and log in.

Non-Exam Extras


Remote LXDE Sessions (Useful)


Install TightVNC to the Pi

sudo apt-get install tightvncserver


Set TightVNC Passwords on the Pi

Run the TightVNC server and set passwords when prompted. Don't forget these passwords!


You will get a message like

New 'X' desktop is raspberrypi:1

The :1 is important.


Start a TightVNC Server on the Pi

Note: Make sure any proxy server settings are made before starting the VNC server.

A good compromise geometry is 1280x768 unless you are using a really low resolution monitor. This is OK on most wide screen laptops and 1280x1024 monitors.

vncserver :0 -geometry 1280x768 -depth 24


Start a TightVNC Viewer on the PC

Download the installation files and do a normal Windows installation on a machine where you have installation rights.
Then find "C:\Program Files\TightVNC" and copy the folder and files. They are not big.
These can be placed on a college network share and they will work OK without installation. Just run tvnviewer.exe by clicking on it.
Here is a shot showing how to connect. You need the Pi IP Address and colon zero.

TightVNC Viewer

Here is what it looks like if it all works.

Raspberry Pi over TightVNC


Automate TightVNC Server Start on Boot

Follow these instructions. They seem to work OK but ...

When you reboot, watch the boot screen really carefully. Before the pi login prompt, you will be asked for TightVNC passwords. Make sure you enter these. After that, it works OK.


Change TightVNC Passwords





reviseOmatic V3     Contacts, ©, Cookies, Data Protection and Disclaimers Hosted at, London