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Raspberry Pi: Change Password, Auto Login and Remote Desktop

I have already given tutorial for RaspberryPi First Installation and Boot.  Let's go with advance configuration of RasPi.

Things to do after 1st boot of Raspberry Pi

1. Changing Default Password

Open terminal and run following command

sudo raspi-config

You will see following screen. Navigate using

arrow keys





to select .


On selecting

Change User Password

, Hit


to give new password.

2. Adding new user to Pi:

To add new user just run following command

sudo adduser

It will create a new user and asks for password, Create password for new user here.


3. Raspi Auto Login to GUI without entering username/password

Run again following command and select

Enable boot to Desktop/S

cratch and select 2nd option

sudo raspi-config


Auto-Login using Command version
sudo nano /etc/inittab

/*Find following line*/

1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 tty1

/*and comment it by adding # in front of it*/

#1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 tty1

/*After that add new line with following content*/

1:2345:respawn:/bin/login -f pi tty1 /dev/tty1 2>&1

/*Ctrl+X to exit, Y to save followed by enter twice*/
Auto Start to GUI
/*Edit rc.local using following line*/

sudo nano /etc/rc.local

/*Scroll to the end and add the following above exit 0:*/

su -l pi -c startx

/*Ctrl+X to exit, Y to save followed by enter twice*/

4. Raspi Setup Remote Desktop from windows machine

Step 1:  In Respi open  terminal and run following command

sudo apt-get install xrdp

It will install

xrdp on respi, which will be automatically started on boot up.

After installing xrdp, reboot your pi and you can verify in boot process, you can see following line

  • xrdp sesman


Step2: Open Remote control application from windows (Run --> mstsc) , Enter local IP of respi and proceed.


After successful connection xVnc will ask to authorize at raspberry pi


On successful login to xVnc you will see following screen and  then Raspberry pi on your another machine


Control Raspberry Pi over SSH:  See this Tutorial

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