Questions tagged [headless]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...