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how to silence X11 warnings on a headless node

I have a headless server setup, and when I ssh in I get Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated Everything still works fine, since there's no X11 data to forward. ...
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OpenVPN Access Server Stuck on License Agreement

I followed the steps from the OpenVPN Access Server Portal to install OpenVPN Access Server on an Ubuntu Server 22 headless VM. After installing and automatically configuring the service, I went to ...
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Graphical applications in terminal

I am half mad and I suddenly had an idea. I don't care that it is very impractical and will cause me trouble, I want it for some reason. I want to have Linux, without a desktop environment, but be ...
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On-Demand Virtual Display as a kmod

I have a usecase where I want to use RDP on an Debian based machine to control it remotely. I want to be able to fully use the onboard GPU to run tasks based on CUDA or anything else. My usecase does ...
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Running VSCode headless, without installing desktop environment

Can you install VS-Code-CLI on a headless machine, without installing a desktop environment too? (I sometimes wish to access my code on an Android tablet, using the PWA version of Code that doesn't ...
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WiFi Connection on Boot: Setting up WiFi from micro SD card in Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with OS Ubuntu Mate 20.04. My goal is for the pi to connect immediately to wifi upon boot, so that I can connect to it with ssh. To do this, I want to be able to set up the ...
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Entering wifi credentials to ROS2 robot in headless mode

I have designed a robot with ROS2 installed on a Ubuntu os, all running on a raspberry pi 4. Another esp32 is used to control the motors. The robot is water tight and sealed. Everytime I take it to a ...
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Ubuntu Headless: Read-only system / locked out

I have a Rasperry Pi on which I run Ubuntu on an SD card. The setup runs „headless“, meaning I had installed Ubuntu on the SD card on a separate pc and then configured the rest by SSH-ing into the ...
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LUKS passphrase over ssh is not working

I am trying to decrypt a fully encrypted system using LUKS over SSH. I followed stinky parkia's guide to unlocking device over ssh. However, the password is not working. I am able to reach the prompt ...
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Issue booting headless FreeBSD system, requires monitor to boot

I'm trying to set up a headless FreeBSD 13.1 system. I've done so successfully before on this particular machine, but for whatever reason, after a complete reinstall, it doesn't want to boot without ...
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Capture a jpeg image / image stream from a console program?

I'm running a headless Raspberry Pi, and would like to convert the console/terminal output to a single jpeg or video stream. For example: capture the output of pbytop every few seconds and stream it ...
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How can I disable and remove XFCE from Debian from SSH?

I am remotely accessing a server I configured on Debian 11. I want to disable and remove XFCE without losing SSH access (since I don't have physical access to the server right now) and just run it as ...
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Puppeteer/Chromium on Debian Docker K8s: "Failed to open an X11 connection"

This is driving me crazy, did not think it would be this hard to get a headless chromium instance running with puppeteer launch config. Here's the error: # launching puppeteer with config {"args&...
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What's the best way to easily launch programs across multiple linux servers that can't be headless?

I'm trying to launch a program across many Ubuntu servers that can not be headless. I would need to relaunch these every few days so I'm looking for a way to easily do this. I installed a VNC Server ...
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Simple text browser website access BUT PROTECTED by CloudFlare - JavaScript problem

EDIT on 13-11-2022 (DD-MM-YYYY) to clarify things a bit: I, a human, want to simply read the text contents of a website, which happens to be protected by CloudFlare protection. Yes, I know that such a ...
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Debian installer unable to detect preseed.cfg file

I am trying to do a fully headless Debian install for an old x86_64 Windows NAS that has no display output. Aside from serial interfacing (which is not documented for my hardware), preseeding is my ...
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Issues starting headless installation of NetBSD in VirtualBox

On a headless Ubuntu 22.04 machine, I'd like to start a headless installation of NetBSD 9.2 in VirtualBox. I have a prepared virtual machine with a set of blank disk images attached, as well as with ...
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Selenium XVFB - Unable to receive message from renderer

Overview: Selenium scraper works perfectly in headless mode. Spawning a virtual display shows no errors via XVFB: from xvfbwrapper import Xvfb vdisplay = Xvfb() vdisplay.start() vdisplay.stop() But ...
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Creating Ubuntu Server VM headlessly

On a Ubuntu Desktop host, how can I install and run Ubuntu Server guest completely headlessly using a terminal/vboxmanage? (this means no GUI at all, not even for the initial Ubuntu Server setup) I am ...
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Running 'login' on a USB port?

I have a small headless Linux server that I'd like to login into. It has an ethernet port, but when I connect it to the network, I do not know what its IP address is to ssh into it. It also has a USB ...
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What apps can I remove in ubuntu headless?

I'm running a headless version of ubuntu on a raspberrypi. I keep running out of space on my 30GB SD main drive. I am not sure why, and can only assume it's because maybe I have some packages ...
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Getting display driver for headless install of Kali

I'm trying to get a display driver running for a headless install of Kali. (WSL on win10) Using inxi, I can see there is no driver installed, basically because I'm running headless. I've scoured the ...
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What directory specifications need to be followed on servers?

On PCs, the XDG Desktop specifications allow the individual desktops to set different folders for various data. When writing an application that will only ever be run on servers, should one simply ...
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"systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service" slow on read-only filesystem

On a headless embedded computer (booting on a read-only filesystem), I see that systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service is rather slow, and prevents other services to start earlier (I checked with systemctl ...
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kali headless wifi from Raspberry Pi?

I am trying to configure a Kali install on a headless raspberry pi 4 to connect to the wifi network automagically after a reboot. I recall doing it a year or so ago and the process seemed relatively ...
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Where are files saved when using mount --bind?

I was reading this question: Access to original contents of mount point and it raised a question for me: When saving a new file under a point where a drive has been mounted with the --bind option that ...
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Is there a lightweight tool for web browsing automation from the terminal?

I'm aware of Selenium python library or headless chromium webdriver, but those solutions are heavy and clunky to interface from a shell session (bash, dash, etc.). Is there a minimal and lightweight ...
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Running a process at startup and viewing its console output via ssh (or other means)

Is there a way I can have a process on a headless server which runs at startup, and still be able to connect remotely at a later time to view the console input? I need to be able to view console ...
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Multiple dummy monitors on remote headless Linux for VNC to local multiple monitors

I submit defeat. I have been trying to configure my remote Linux box to have two dummy monitors so that I can use multiple local monitors to VNC into it. I'm surprised that no one else has needed help ...
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How can I run a headless AI server with k80 TPU? I still want to run X11 programs on an X server or Wayland

-1 I set up a system with a 1050 ti gpu and a k80 tpu. It works fine. When I remove the 1050 ti, I can't ssh into this system. I think the system isn't booting. Because I'm trying to run headless, I ...
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Debian stuck on nouveau after first install

I've just reinstalled an old gaming PC with Debian 10.9 netinst that I want to use as a headless server. I planned to only use the Nvidia graphics card for the installation then disconnect it and use ...
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How to check web page for changes from terminal?

Is there a way to check if a web page changes using the command line? Something like this: $ check-for-changes https://bbc.co.uk/web-page https://bbc.co.uk/web-page just changed Using a headless ...
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How to set up a bridge interface, add eth0 to it, and have internet connection

I am trying to set up br0 with eth0 and veth1 on a headless server where I am logged in via ssh. I am doing this as a preparation to run a systemd service in a special namespace. This namespace will ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 /etc/network/interfaces vs GUI locations

I can edit /etc/network/interfaces on Ubuntu 16.04 to manually set IP information. I can also use the lightdm/unity/GUI to set it via the "Network" application. I started with a headed/GUI ...
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How to install Debian in under 500M?

Is it possible to build a Debian system with apt, bash, and systemd under 500M? I tried using Debian's net-installer and opted for the most barebone settings (literally installed nothing). Then booted ...
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Install Unity 3d Without X

I'm trying to setup Jenkins to work with Unity3d for CI of a game I'm developing. However, I can't work out how to install Unity3d without using the Hub which needs an X Server. I'd rather not install ...
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Steam streaming from a headless Linux machine with gpu acceleration

I would like to have a headless machine run steam without having a monitor, mouse or keyboard attached to it and have it use the dedicated GPU (a GTX 970) to stream games over the network. I have ...
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Grub not booting Debian without GPU attached

Summary of the problem: I want to boot a up to date Debian Buster (freshly installed in UEFI mode; only installed it to test; did not install any desktop environment or X11 or anything alike) without ...
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Remote unencryption start-up hdd ubuntu 18.04

So ideally I would have posted a comment to this thread SSH to decrypt encrypted LVM during headless server boot?, but apparently I am not allowed to do that until I have 50 reputation.. Anyway I ...
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How can I synchronize the clipboard of terminal applications on a server without X?

On machines with X server, I've used the selection clipboard to synchronize copy/paste across GUI and terminal programs. Now I have a server without X where I'd like to synchronize copy/paste across ...
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Ubuntu Server won't start if no GPU is installed

I try to set my old PC as a headless Ubuntu Server. When I first installed it with a GPU and then removed the GPU everything worked as excepted. My Motherboard (Asus p8p67-m) made one long and three ...
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Display xvfb output in remote PC

I have a Windows pc that I use to connect to my Ubuntu PC over ssh that I use as a server (18.04) that is connected only to the internet and power (No monitor). When I run glxgears -info I only get 8-...
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Getting A USB Monitor And It's Drivers To Work On A Headless Computer

I'm creating a new computer set up and have ran into a snag: I can't get the Cubi to boot headless even with server software installed on it's hard drive. Hardware MSI Cubi 251US: specs Asus ...
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Why does my server crash?

I use SSH to remotely access a computer (running Ubuntu Server) that I use to host a Minecraft server. For some reason, when I run start.sh, which is supposed to start my Minecraft server, my SSH ...
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I Was on Debian stable - How did I end up on Bullseye?

Maybe a silly question, but a remote server was down for an extended period today. When it came back up, I realized the downtime was apparently due to a system upgrade, from Debian Buster (stable) to ...
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headless chromium-browser command syntax issue

I'm having some issue with the headless chromium-browser not creating the html files correctly. The only thing / file that gets created is a single {}.html file My domains.txt contains: https://ibm....
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Pulseaudio doesn't start correctly unless I run it with strace

So here's a weird problem that I've been experiencing. I've been using PulseAudio to create a fake loopback interface on a Virtual Machine for music streaming purposes. A few days ago the server ...
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Easiest distro and config to setup a headless server with odd hardware?

I managed to get my hands on a surplus 1u rackmount server with oodles of CPU, memory, and HDD space. (Yay! Time to play!) But I don't have any way to get into it! It has a VGA port, and I've ...
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How to headless dual-boot Linuxes?

I'm home user of Centos 7. I've install Centos 8 additionaly. I will install Centos 9 over Centos 7 in the future. So I have and will have old copy and new os on the same hard disk. [root@Prestigio ...
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What are the differences between Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 for a headless VM?

I'm going to be spinning up several headless Ubuntu VMs in the coming weeks and need to decide which version I should use. I read up on the primary difference between 16 and 18 and found it mainly ...
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