juli 18, 2013 door Tim
I bought myself a Rasberry PI because I needed a remote desktop within another network, for configurating other routers and machinery. So I installed Rasberry with the default OS and set the desktop to boot automatically. Let’s see how we install Hamachi and the remote desktop you can use via the Windows Remote Desktop Connection.
First download and install Logmein Hamachi on your Rasberry PI
At first we need to update the packages because some of the packages needed may not be installed in your image.
sudo apt-get update
Install LSB (Required by Hamachi)
sudo apt-get install lsb lsb-core
Show some patience during the installation and download the latest Hamachi build for Linux afterwards.
Check for the right version the logmein page : https://secure.logmein.com/labs/#HamachiforLinux
Install the package
sudo dpkg -i –-force-depends –-force-architecture logmein-hamachi_188.8.131.52-1_armel.deb
First, connect your Raspberry Pi to your LogMeIn account and create a Hamachi network.
sudo hamachi loginsudo hamachi attach [YOUR_LOGMEIN_EMAIL] sudo hamachi set-nick [NICKNAME_FOR_YOUR_PI]
On your client machines, go to LogMeIn and head over to “My Networks”. If everything went well you should see your Raspberry Pi trying to connect and create a new network. Give the Pi the right to create the network and note the 9-digit network ID.
Back on your Raspberry Pi enter:
sudo hamachi do-join [NETWORK_ID]
You might be asked for your LogMeIn password and approve the requested access to the network on the client. After this step the Pi is part of the Hamachi VPN. Look for the Pi’s IP-address in the VPN at LogMeIn and remember it.
Start the SSH Server to connect and control your Pi remotely.
sudo /etc/init.d/ssh start
And finally set the hamachi to autostart with Rasberry PI when (re)booting
sudo update-rc.d logmein-hamachi enable
Install the Remote Desktop Connection on your Rasberry PI
- Start up your Pi to the terminal prompt.
- Type the following command
sudo apt-get install xrdp
- If promoted enter your password (the default is “raspberry”) otherwise it’s your own chosen password
- Type “Y” and press enter.
- This is now installing xrdp onto your Pi which is the software we are going to use for the remote desktop connection. Wait for it to complete.
- Restart your Pi. We are going to check that xrdp is going to start up automatically.
- When your Pi has booted to the command prompt look for [ ok ] Starting Remote Desktop Protocol server : xrdp sesman. This shows you that xrdp is installed and automatically starting up on start up of your Pi
- The last step is to make a note of the IP address of your Pi which should also be displayed on the start up screen. In my case below it is 192.168.1.9. This is the address of your Pi on your network and what we will use to connect to your Pi from the second machine.
Second Machine Setup
4. Leave the Module on the default of sesman-Xvnc and enter your username and password for your Pi. (The default is pi and raspberry if you haven’t changed them).