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

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Instaling linux server on old laptop with broken gpu

I tried to install an Ubuntu server to manage sql database for the application im building on my old laptop. I haven't used it a long time ago because the gpu is dead. Im kinda noob-ish for linux, so ...
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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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Unable to launch headless kali linux on Raspberry pi

I have recently installed kali linux on my raspberry pi. I have made the configuration such that the auto login functionality is enabled. When I connect the pi to a display, it is able to auto login ...
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How to create boot USB with debootstrap filesystem?

I created a Debian filesystem with debootstrap. debootstrap buster /tmp/bustertest chroot /tmp/bustertest apt-get update chroot /tmp/bustertest apt-get --no-install-recommends install linux-image-...
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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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ImportError: Cannot load backend 'TkAgg' which requires the 'tk' interactive framework, as 'headless' is currently running

I have a headless CentOS 7 on my VPS that runs headless Jupyter, and I use Putty on Windows 10 to connect to the server and see the Jupyter result on my browser. Everything is OK but Jupyter plots ...
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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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How can I control ConnMan in a headless embedded environment?

I need to control connman/iwd in a headless embedded linux. Requirements are very basic: set-up and tear-down a single IPV4 connection either wired or WiFi, possibly with full net specs (MAC, IP, ...
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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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How to run (if possible) gpu-accelerated apps in LXC (LXD) container?

In its great post https://blog.simos.info/how-to-easily-run-graphics-accelerated-gui-apps-in-lxd-containers-on-your-ubuntu-desktop/ Simos Xenitellis describes how to run GUI apps inside the container. ...
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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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How to VNC to Ubuntu 19.04 without monitor while connected via SSH

I am trying to figure out how I can VNC to my Ubuntu 19.04 desktop which doesn't have a monitor or keyboard/mouse. I installed Ubuntu 19.04 on an external USB hard drive using my MacBook Air. I then ...
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Why is su world executable?

I have a headless server that is logged into remotely by multiple users. None of the other users are in the sudoers file, so they cannot obtain root via sudo. However, since the permissions on su are -...
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How to use fbi from systemd service

I'm trying to display images on a television from a system with no Xserver (Raspbian Buster). I can't get fbi working from a systemd service but it works through ssh terminal. The following works ...
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How to automate selection of type of installation by editing Isolinux?

I'm trying to fully automate the process of Debian 9 installation, by using a preseed config file. The OS will be installed inside a VM on a remote headless server. The only step which still requires ...
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Why does abiword tell users to get a life?

When the word processor abiword is called on a headless machine, one of the issued warnings reads (emphasis mine): ** (abiword:2020): WARNING **: clutter failed 0, get a life. What does this warning ...
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Redirect all keyboard input to a detached screen session

I'm trying to build a headless system using a Raspberry Pi; I have two programs runnning on it, one to catch all the input from a barcode reader (a simple keyboard emulation device) and one to display ...
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Run 2 instances of qbittorrent-nox on same linux

I've been using qbittorrent-nox + WebUI on a headless server for a few months and it's working pretty good. I'd like to separate a bunch of torrents I seed and that I keep active for months hoping ...
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Access /etc/network/interfaces by inserting the HDD in another PC

I disabled the wrong network interface in the /etc/network/interfaces file on my headless Ubuntu PC. Now I can't ssh into it. I'd need to edit the file again and I don't have a display for that ...
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How to use system tray with X11 forwarding?

I'm using X11 forwarding to use GUI apps from my headless remote server. Everything was fine until I needed to use a program that needs system tray. Program needs a system tray to work correctly ...
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Disable shell prompt in linux

I am using minimal linux without having any GUI installed. I am looking for a way to disable any shell prompt after the system boots but the services should normally start in the background. Either it ...
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Use USB-Sound-Device with VLC on Headless RaspPi

I've got a headless Rasberry Pi with a USB Sound Device. I want to play mp3 files with VLC. aplay -l gives me card 0: ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA], device 0: bcm2835 ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA] Subdevices: 7/7 ...
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Headless Server? [closed]

I am running Nessus on a closed network. My OS is Redhat 7.4. I have Bare Metal machines in my data center and Virtual Machines on AWS. When Nessus scans my Bare Metal machines, it correctly ...
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Installing headless chrome without sudo

I am using Dreamhost VPS which doesn't provide sudo capability. Dreamhost runs on Ubuntu. My final goal is to be able to use Ruby to run headless web browser. I picked Watir gem and it requires ...
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Recommendations for a well supported graphics card (frame buffer) for Linux servers [closed]

I'm building a Linux server with a board which doesn't have onboard graphics. This system will be headless for the most part but I will connect a monitor to it as it doesn't have IPMI. What PCIe ...
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changing wifi password over SSH on wifi-only headless server

I want to change the password for my wifi network foo. I've got a raspberry pi connected to foo. I only use SSH to talk with it. The pi is headless, and it isn't convenient to attach a monitor+...
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PulseAudio fails to launch in system mode in CentOS 7

Long story short, I'm trying to setup PulseAudio to act as a loopback interface for a local music stream. However, I'm hitting a breaking point in getting it setup. As I understand it, you cannot ...
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Debian not recognizing my ttyS0 / console redirection not working

I have a fitlet2 (https://fit-iot.com/web/products/fitlet2/) which has a serial port. I can connect to the serial port of the fitlet2 with screen from my computer (screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200) and ...
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How do I get Mint 19 to boot whether it has a monitor attached or not? Had it working fine in 18

Got an HTPC running Mint. $ cat /etc/os-release NAME="Linux Mint" VERSION="19 (Tara)" ID=linuxmint ID_LIKE=ubuntu It has a TV connected via HDMI. Prior to the update if I rebooted the machine via ...
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Run javascript on headless browser with specific website as origin

I'm using ubuntu server (only terminal) and I have a javascript that must be run from a specific website (to avoid cross-domain issues). Basicly I would follow this steps if I were in a convencional ...
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Keep google-chrome --headless always on

I would like have google-chrome --headless --remote-debugging-port=9222 always on 24/7 on my ubuntu server. So far, when I close my ssh connection, it also closes the remote-debugging. I tried to ...
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Headless boot and install on same usb device

situation: I have a PC that I cannot connect a screen to. I know that the PC automatically boots any bootable media that is connected to a certain USB port. The PC has only this one USB port. ...
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VNC accessible headless ubuntu

I want to have a VNC access with my linux ubuntu server 16.04 LTS dedicated machine but I don't want to install any xfce, gnome or any kind of graphic interface(no desktop, no gui) I just want to have ...
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Is there any way to perform fsck automatically after power failure?

I have a USB HDD with an ext3 file system, (it's a Plex server media drive), connected to my Raspberry Pi, and after power failure it is not mounting automatically and has a superblock reading problem....
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Boot stopped at “Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes” - headless server… no X

It's 8:27am. I haven't slept. I am exhausted. So I'm leaving this here and going to bed. I'll check it after. Pardon me if I'm slightly south of coherent. Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS server running on a VPS. ...
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Is it possible to see the messages that are displayed at boot of a server with a remote computer?

Let say I have a headless linux server. Is it possible to read the messages that are displayed at the boot of the server in realtime, i.e. at the moment of the boot, with a "remote" computer ? I ...
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IPSET matching unavailable for one linux installation, but not another… and only IPv4 is affected [closed]

I have two Ubuntu 16.04 servers, one on a little intel atom itx box on my local network and one hosted as a VPS. Both were installed fresh within the last week. Both are generally the same ...
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How to install CUDA on a headless server without installing/activating X11?

After installing CUDA on a headless server (using the below procedure) I noticed that X11 was turned on/installed. I noticed X11 when using console redirection (remote KVM over IPMI/BMC) and saw a ...