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  • #83602
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    ewhynot
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    Hello,

    My project is to have the Rpi display the emulator ( Emulation Station) on a laptop screen exactly as it does when I plug in a HDMI cable. In other words , I am very close to completing my project as it is a christmas gift for my brother, only to find out the other day that he does to have a TV. So, I decided to see if I could get it to display and play games through a laptop screen as he does have a laptop. However upon testing it on my own laptop I can only get the Rpi desktop using VNC Viewer , or I can access the terminal via SSH, but I can not attain the same display , or screen as when I plug in an HDMI. Can someone give me a hand ?

    Thank you.

    #83605
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    Floob
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    I’m pretty sure the laptop will only have HDMI output, not input.
    Does your brother have a separate monitor?

    Or maybe he could use a PC based emulator instead?
    You could get RetroArch for windows
    http://www.libretro.com/index.php/downloads/

    Or go crazy and get one of these:
    http://www.adafruit.com/categories/160

    RetroPie help guides --> https://goo.gl/Yfy8kj
    Please read this before asking for help --> http://goo.gl/eLErnl

    #83630
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    ewhynot
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    Thank you for the quick reply, Would it be possible to do it over a networking cable ? Using SSH or something ?

    #83632
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    Floob
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    Yes, I think so although I havent set this up
    http://elinux.org/RPi_VNC_Server

    RetroPie help guides --> https://goo.gl/Yfy8kj
    Please read this before asking for help --> http://goo.gl/eLErnl

    #83633
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    ewhynot
    Participant

    I already gave this a try, it only lets me use the desktop of the raspberry pi. I want to use the Emulation Station that it boots to normally.

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