Setting up VNC on Raspberry Pi

I run my Pi headless and every now and than I need to access the GUI.
Rather than connecting up a monitor, keyboard and mouse, I use TightVNC.

Below are some quick instructions on how to get this working.

– Install TightVNC

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo apt-get update
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo apt-get install tightvncserver

-To start VNC. When running it for the first time you will be asked for a password.

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ vncserver :1 -geometry 1200x768 -depth 24

-To connect to your Pi from another PC, use TightVNC viewer.
VNC viewer

-To stop TightVNC on your Pi.

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ vncserver -kill :1

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