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Questions tagged [headless]

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

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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 to start whether a monitor is attached or not — with no use of the keyboard?

I have a media PC (Kodi) attached to a TV. Sometimes I need to reboot it to deal with a process that has died or a power outage etc. But when I reboot it with the TV off it won't boot. This is very ...
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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 ...
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Unable to run code in screen

I have following code to execute some commands on a virtue screen: screen -R << EOF cd /home/users/devops_tester/apps/Selenium-Webdriver export DISPLAY=:99 npm start EOF It gives ...
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Headless - Can't SSH Anymore

It worked last night, and I haven't rebooted the server since then (it was copying a few hundred GB from one USB hard drive to another, otherwise doing nothing), but now I can only do this: aaron@...
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How do I make this command read the password from standard input on terminal?

Supposing this is how my Oracle VirtualBox machines are being started: VBoxManage startvm "vmname" --type headless VBoxManage controlvm "vmname" addencpassword "vmname" "/home/user/vm-name-password" ...
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How to adjust NVIDIA GPU fan speed on a headless node?

How is it possible to control the fan speed of multiple consumer NVIDIA GPUs such as Titan and 1080 Ti on a headless node running Linux?
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headless x11vnc - higher resolution

I'm trying to get my Ubuntu box to run at a higher resolution than the default 1024x768. As you can see from the log, i'm using integrated Intel video drivers. I've tried adding an xorg.conf with a ...
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“network places” setup on two headless LAN servers

On my local LAN, I have two headless Debian servers. On a desktop, I could use "network places" for accessing folders across LAN. My question: Is it possible and if so how do I use command line to ...
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Hashcat or amd drivers stops working after short while on headless Debian server

At first I want to say that I have thoroughly searched for a solution to my problems both with search engines and here on this platform but to no avail. I have a headless Debian server (Headless in ...
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Can you install Linux on a Raspberry Pi without needing an HDMI-display?

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 2, Model B. I am intending to mostly connect to it over the local WLAN or Ethernet, using a SSH connection from my main computer. However, right now I have a ...
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Error when executing headless firefox through Selenium

I am trying to execute headless firefox on the remote machine(running Ubuntu 16.04) through Selenium via SSH. However, this gives me a "Error: GDK_BACKEND does not match available displays" error. My ...
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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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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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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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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 titles. ...
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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 ...