Questions tagged [headless]

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

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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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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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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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Debian: Which firewall?

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 an easier way to install/configure a firewall?
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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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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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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 ...