DietPi-Cloudshell | Alternative Display


Alternative portable Display via USB connection, to use e.g. DietPi-Cloudshell

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- Work in process -

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What do you need:

  • cheap Android Mobile Phone or a Android Tablet

  • Android version, which support USB-Tethering (no need for using WiFi or Cell Phone Data connection)

  • USB cable connected to USB port of DietPi device (e.g. RPi, Odroid, …)

  • Install JuiceSSH - SSH Client on our Android device

  • on DietPi: edit " /etc/network/interfaces " and add following lines
root@Odroid-C2:~# nano /etc/network/interfaces

 . . .

## USB 
allow-hotplug usb0
auto usb0
iface usb0 inet static
metric 2

and save file.


  • configure DietPi-Cloudshell:
root@Odroid-C2:~# dietpi-cloudshell

and choose: " Output Display Setting: Current screen or terminal. " save and exit.

  • reboot DietPi:
root@Odroid-C2:~# reboot
  • after reboot, connect your Android device via USB cable with one port of your DietPi device


  • start USB-Tethering on Android device

  • start JuiceSSH and configure to make a SSH connection to " root@ " with password.

  • type in the new Android SSH terminal :

root@Odroid-C2:~# dietpi-cloudshell 2

to start DietPi-Cloudshell

  • scale up with Volume key (+) until display output fit to your screen