Teamviewer? (Remote view and control of organelle via laptop or desktop.)


Patching ON the organelle remains the best and most reliable way to patch, but can also be cumbersome when mouse, keyboard and HDMI monitor are needed.

Could a program like Team Viewer or similar be a solution?

I suggest this for selfish reasons, I’m currently travelling for several months with a laptop and an organelle and want to get down to some patching but don’t have space left for keyboard/mouse in my bag or have access to a monitor.


While I love this idea. I think the issue for most people adept enough to program in pd are probably on the thought basis of, If you have a laptop then you can write pd.
Not to minimize the idea itself. Or sound offensive. Just an assumption as to why it most likely hasn’t been done. :crossed_fingers: that someone makes it though. Because that would be fantastic!


I’ve used Team viewer for many other things, but never really thought about it for the Organelle. Good call :=)

I would love this. My Organelle have been collection dust lately. I need something that makes
it a lot easier writing patches directly on the device.


I tried to be clear in my post that the inconvenience this would overcome is the need for a keyboard, mouse and monitor to patch PD ON the organelle. Obviously, patching PD is possible on a laptop. But controls such as the encoder are not as yet supported on the mother desktop patch, so for proper testing - using the organelle is the only way.


VNC works

I think it was tightvnc I used,
(but went back to using remote X session as a bit easier for me)


Perfect! Now, was it simple?
Or rather, would I find it simple?


:joy: now you’re asking…!


Hahaha. I’m guessing it takes a little more than drag and drop…


Sorry, that was my confusion.


actually mis-remembered, it was tigervnc i installed…

hmm, possibly , possibly not :wink:

iirc, I simply did

pacman -Sy tigervnc

and then configured according to

sorry, i dont remember much more, and dont really have the time to sort this out properly at the moment.
(… i think it was quick to setup though, as i got it working only out of idle curiosity, rather than needing it)

ideally what we would do is create a installer for it so we know it works for everyone, or perhaps even add it to and OS update, as I think its potentially useful for anyone that has a wifi stick.


I had this one in the bookmark, not sure what changed/evolved… tempted to have something like this going also.

But for now is "back-to-HDMI display+keyboard+mouse - had my fare share of bad experiences this week, goofing around SFTP, SSH.


yeah, I use remote X all the time - it works for me with minimal fuss, but I saw on that thread a few others had issues. its best for macOS/Linux as it basically works ‘out of the box’.

remote X can be made to work with Windows, but there is more software/fussing about, so i think for windows VNC is easier, but then needs stuff on the Organelle… so pays your money, takes your choice.

the other option, if your interested in this just for developing patches is to use OSC proxying, as i described here:

this means you can develop the patch locally on your machine, but just using the Organelle controls.
it takes a bit of figuring out, but once you have it working its works really well… this is what i do most of the time except for ‘final patch testing’ which has to happen on the organelle.
(the downside is you need to make sure you have all the externals you need also on your desktop/laptop)