I have Arch-ARM on a Raspberry Pi, and I wish to connect to it using Remote Desktop from my laptop. I have tried to do so, but it gives me the error message:

Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:

1) Remote access to the server is not enabled

2) The remote computer is turned off

3) The remote computer is not available on the network

Make sure the remote computer is turned on and connected to the network, and that remote access is enabled.

The Raspberry Pi is definitely on and connected to the network (I can ping, connect using SSH, etc.) so I assume the problem must be that remote access to the server is not enabled. I know how to enable it on Windows machines, but I haven't been able to figure it out on Arch-ARM. Is there a way to do so, or is there a different software I should be using specially for Arch-ARM?

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    use vnc – Ipor Sircer Jan 16 '17 at 20:42
  • You want to use RDP? Try xrdp. – phk Jan 16 '17 at 21:10
  • Why do you want to use Remote Desktop? That's a Windows protocol. What do you actually want to accomplish? Do you want to run programs on the Pi and see what they're displaying, or do you want to want to run programs on the Pi and have them displayed on the monitor connected to the Pi? Unlike Windows, which doesn't give you a choice, these are different things under Linux. – Gilles Jan 16 '17 at 23:53