Raspberry Pi is a fully functional computer residing on a printed circuit board less than four inches long. Designed as an educational tool, it has found widespread favor with hobbyists and professionals alike for a dazzling array of uses.
Screens supports Raspberry Pi’s pre-installed RealVNC virtual network computing server, as long as a couple of configuration settings are respected.
Configure Raspberry Pi’s RealVNC Server
- On your Raspberry Pi, boot into the desktop. If the desktop isn’t a viable option, start VNC Server from the command line.
- Navigate to Menu > Preferences > Raspberry Pi Configuration > Interfaces and confirm that VNC is enabled.
- Open VNC Server’s Options window.
- Under Security, confirm that Authentication is set to VNC Password and that Encryption is set to Prefer On.
- Under Users & Permissions, confirm that the Standard User is allowed to receive incoming connections and that a password is set for the user account.
- Double-click the VNC icon on your taskbar to open the VNC Server dialog and make a note of the IP address.
- Launch Screens.
- Tap the + button to add a new screen.
- Tap New Screen.
- If your Raspberry Pi appears in the Nearby Computers list, select it. Otherwise, tap Custom near the top-right corner of the display.
- Name your new screen.
- Assign your new screen to a Group, if desired.
- In the Address field, enter the IP address displayed in RealVNC’s dialog earlier.
- In the Port field, enter the port number configured in RealVNC.
- In the Operating System field, enter Raspberry Pi.
- In the Authentication Method field, enter VNC Password.
- For the Password field, enter the password configured in RealVNC, or select Ask at Connection to authenticate each connection attempt.
- Complete the rest of the configuration as appropriate for your usage scenario.
For more information about using Raspberry Pi’s on-board VNC software, see RealVNC’s guide.