Remote Desktop Raspberry PI from Windows

Would you like to Remote Desktop access your Raspberry PI with Raspbian installed from a Windows  PC? Well, now you can using xrdp.

On the Raspberry Pi open the terminal and run the following command to install xrdp or via SSH enter the following:

sudo apt-get install xrdp

Once done installing xrdp run ifconfig to obtain the Raspberry IP address:


Then open Remote Desktop Client, and type the IP address of your Raspberry PI.

If you are prompted that “The identity of the remote computer cannot be verified” check mark Don’t ask me again and click on Yes button.

You will see a new RDP session window pop-up, asking you to enter your Raspberry PI username and password.

If you didn’t change the default username and password, then username is pi and the password is raspberry.

Click “Ok” and you’ll be logged into the Rasbian desktop:

Note: If you get “connecting to sesmean” error, Then follow these additional steps:

Open the terminal and execute the following:

sudo nano /etc/X11/xrdp/xorg.conf


Option “DRMDevice” “/dev/dri/renderD128”

Change to:

#Option “DRMDevice” “/dev/dri/renderD128”

Option “DRMDevice” “”

# Save and exit

sudo reboot


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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