Questions concerning use with server having no monitor, keyboard or mouse.

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Web-based Samba client interface for headless system

I run a file server on a Raspberry Pi at home. Also at home on another Raspberry PI; I'm running Openelec Kodi. The instance that I'm envisioning is where my (not-very-tech-savvy) wife is at home ...
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How to start an encrypted VirtualBox VM from terminal in headless mode

Situation: I am on Debian 8.5. I installed VirtualBox 5.0.22 and its Extension Pack. I further encrypted the VM via VirtualBox: VM settings -> General -> Encryption -> Enable Encryption. Question: ...
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headless firefox failed on aws amazon linux

I have followed the procedures as described in [https://lambda-linux.io/blog/2015/01/28/announcing-firefox-browser-support-for-amazon-linux/ However, when I tried to start up firefox, I am still ...
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Debian Stretch - WiFi issues with BCM43143 (Gets ip then disconnects)

I've fixed up an old ITX desktop that I was given and am running a headless Debian install on it. To install I used the minimal install for Debian Jessie then I proceeded to install nginx, samba and ...
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Will a headless server wait forever at login prompt after boot?

Ok, I apologize for the extremely noobish question here. I'm trying to wrap my mind around administering a headless Linux server. As I'm doing the initial setup, I'm managing it via IPMI so I can ...
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jackd and SuperCollider headless problem

I am trying to boot an RPi autonomously to start jackd, SuperCollider and then play a SuperCollider patch. Jack launches and Supercomputer starts to compile but then something goes wrong. The script ...
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Xcfb headless error: unable to open socket

I'm trying to run some Java code on my Raspberry Pi, which is running headless as a little server. I've followed these instructions for setting up a virtual monitor with Xvfb, but get this error: ...
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How to install Linux on a computer without a video card?

I want to give a second life to my old computer. It has: EP-8NPAJ motherboard 320 Gb HDD 2Gb of RAM CD-ROM, USB Connection to my LAN with Ethernet cable It is fully functional, except - it has no ...
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Debugging cuda nvidia driver crashiness

I'm running a headless Ubuntu server 14.04 with GeForce 690 GPU, trying to do fun Cuda machine learning stuff. I'm having issues with the driver hanging, and hoping to get some help debugging it here. ...
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linux - disable all video output

I have a server I would like to disable the video output entirely on to save any memory unless I have a severe issue I need to be physically in front of it. The server does not have a graphical ...
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Minimal installation of Oracle Java 8 on Debian - headless, with no GUI

In another question here (Minimal Java installation for Linux with no GUI) I found some information about headless installation of OpenJDK, but I would need this with Oracle Java 8. I need Oracle ...
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Using xkeybinds on headless node for HUID USB Device I/O

I run Raspberry pi's (rpi) in headless mode running Raspbian - a form of Debian. I would like to use the xev with xkeybinds approach (see Detect if mouse button is pressed, then invoke a script or ...
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Run script on headphone plug in/out event [duplicate]

I'm trying to run a script on every headphone plug-in and out event. For instance mute the sound (with amixer) when the headphones are plugged out. I don't want to limit these scripts to sheer volume ...
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Trying to run program that requires X11 server on headless Raspbian install

I'm trying to run a program in mono that requires a graphical server. The Raspberry Pi it will run on is headless. When I log in with X forwarding enabled from my local computer, I can run the ...
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No windows frames on VNC screen

I am trying to configure good virtual desktop on my headless headless Ubuntu 14.04 server. Unfortunately, I see the following picture when open remote screen: I.e. windows have no frames and ...
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Setup server without keyboard, display, or usb

Is it possible to set up from scratch a Linux server (Ubuntu as I'm more comfortable with that) on laptop that has no keyboard, display, ethernet, or usb ports (all damaged) - without any hardware ...
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Dropbox refuses to start without X

Had a Dropbox install run fine for months on Debian headless server. Had to force reboot server. Now Dropbox will refuse to start without X. X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication. ...
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Problem accessing server with VNC

I'm at a loss, I have followed the guide on https://www.linode.com/docs/applications/remote-desktop/using-vnc-to-operate-a-desktop-on-ubuntu-12-04 to configure my headless server to allow access via ...
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VBox on headless server: install linux without RDP

I have script to setup headless machine on remote headless server, connected by ssh. It will create machine, attaches disk and archiso, and launches installation. Also, I have script to setup ...
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Start server after stuck at GRUB

I currently have Ubuntu Server 14.04 and sometimes when I reboot it gets stuck on grub selection without countdown. It is the same problem as here, but I want to fix it remotely because I am not home ...
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How do I run my program (and dbus) as a service on a headless server?

I have a Fedora 20 server running headless, which I want to run my service. I'd like it managed by systemd so that it runs whenever the server is powered on. My service is written in Python, and ...
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Run Debian XFCE without a monitor

I want to run a program via ssh on a debian xfce pc, the program generates a file, my problem is that this program needs a screen to open, it will NOT work in terminal mode. I want xfce to boot ...
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Headless use of open office or libreoffice in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to install openoffice headless in Ubuntu 14.10, but when I try to install it, it says there is no package for that name. I installed libreoffice-common using apt-get, but I can't find headless....
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How to prepare a headless machine?

I'm currently preparing an SD-card for my Raspberry Pi, i.e. an ARM machine, while I'm sitting on a x86 one. Therefore I cannot simply chroot into it and run rc-update add sshd default. So, how else ...
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Installing OpenMediaVault without keyboard and monitor

So I got the parts to my server delivered and assembled it. Now I have the problem that I don't have access to a monitor or keyboard and would like to install OMV to my server. I plan on running the ...
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Headlessly Compiling and Uploading Arduino Programs on an armhf Platform

I'm currently running my Hardkernel ODROID U2 with the ODUINO One (Arduino Uno R3 & additions) in a headless setup and connect to the ODROID U2 via SSH over LAN. It is running Debian 7.1 armhf and ...
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Running VNC viewer without opening a console

Right now I have to open a console and type: xtightvncviewer [ip-address] to open the viewer. That's okay, but then I need to leave the console open or otherwise the viewer will close. I've tried: ...
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Automating tasks on a website on a headless server

I want to automate a task which can only be done on a website (with prior login) on my debian server. There is no public API available, so I can't use one. Is there a way to do so? I thought about a ...
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Launch a GUI browser on server without a GUI? [duplicate]

What's a simple way to launch a browser on an server that doesn't have a GUI, but needs a GUI-like browser? Something like Firefox or Chrome. I need to trigger a page load but it needs full javascript ...
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Minimal Java installation for Linux with no GUI

I'm working on a CentOS 6.3 x86_64 minimal OS (installed using the netinstall ISO). This system is not expected to run anything beyond console apps/services and Tomcat7. When I attempt to install ...
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grub waits for user input when booting as guest in virtualbox

I have several ubuntu guests inside a Mac OS X virtualbox host. When I start them, about half of the time they correctly boot and get to their login screens/start all their services. The other half of ...
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Installing basic OS on a server without console

I'm having a server with some obsolete linux installed. I want to wipe everything out, have a basic Ubuntu installed, and get the IP of the server, and a default username and password. From there I'...
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Running VLC from a cronjob: How to get a DBUS connection?

I'm trying to run VLC headless from a cron job. The idea is to grab single images from a RTSP stream every two minutes and (later, and in another script) ftp them to a distant machine. The command ...
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How to setup linux server for headless use?

Consider a headless server like this: A typical x86 box at a remote location, which you can remotely initialize with a stock - say - Ubuntu image. After it is initialized you only can login via ssh - ...
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Isn't $HOME supposed to be the location of the user's home directory?

I'm having trouble with a web application I'm writing: The web application, which runs as user nobody, needs to launch an inkscape process to manipulate some SVG files. Because this runs as user ...
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Need to execute javascript as a cron job… possible?

I need to load a page once per hour and execute the javascript on that page. I currently load the page manually with Firefox, but I would like to automate this by running a cron job on the server, ...
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How can I run Firefox on Linux headlessly (i.e. without requiring libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0)?

I’ve got Dreamhost shared hosting, and I’m trying to run Firefox 3.0 on it headlessly for use with Selenium. When I try to run it (~/local/bin/firefox/firefox), I get the following error message: ...
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SSH to decrypt encrypted LVM during headless server boot?

When I installed Ubuntu 10.04 and, now, 10.10, I was offered the option of enabling "encrypted LVM" for my hard drive. After choosing that option, I am prompted for my password during boot to decrypt ...
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Is there a simple flag to prevent installing X and anything that depends on it via ports?

I'm running FreeBSD in a small VMWare image and I want to keep it headless. Is there a setting someplace that will guarantee I never pull in X as a dependency, or will I have to rely solely on eternal ...
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Debian: Which firewall for a newbie?

I have to install a firewall on my server (so without X Server). It's a debian lenny. If it is possible, I want to avoid the use of iptables. Is there a way to install/configure a firewall for a ...
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Can I still use a GUI on a headless laptop (used for storage)?

My current laptop is falling apart, specifically the screen hinges. Once (or ideally before) they break, I'd like to run the machine as a storage device. I strongly prefer using GUIs over CLI. Any ...