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Running Ubuntu Headless

I would like to run Ubuntu headless , keyboard less, and mouse less. I plan on logging in remotely to the box from a Mac. The primary reason for doing this is lack of space. How can I install and ...
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want to know which programs I can safely uninstall if I just use my 12.04 box as headless plex server

I seem to have a ton of stuff unnecessarily loading up with my ubuntu 12.04 box that I just use as a plex media server. I don't use the graphical element of it at all. I merely just log in ssh when ...
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Using remote desktop WITH monitor connected fails

Situation: I was running ubuntu 12.04 headless and then remote connecting from a windows box using Remote Desktop Connection. This worked fine. In fact, more than once person could connect this ...
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Ubuntu server boots fine on desktop, won't boot when HDDs moved to headless server

I've got a HP MediaSmart EX490 which I've now wiped and installed Ubuntu Server on. When the HDDs are in my desktop, it works fine, but as soon as I swap the the HDDs over to the HP - I can't even ...
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Ubuntu server installation in a MacBook

I have a relatively old MacBook that I would like to recycle as a Ubuntu Linux Server. However the laptop has only a partially working keyboard (not all the keys, and notably, but not only, the left ...
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Set no monitor resolution for xrdp

I have read numerous posts on different sites and still cannot get this to work. I have an Intel NUC that is running Ubuntu, and I need to Remote Desktop into it. I need to sue xrdp because I am not ...
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use Keyboard, Video and Mouse on a headless Ubuntu

Need help in using a monitor, keyboard and mouse on a headless ubuntu as and when needed, to detail, at home , I have Ubuntu 12.04 running on headless mode, now as and when i get my monitor and mouse ...
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unable to connect to open wifi on a headless Ubuntu on ARM

I have headless Ubuntu 13.10 on a little ARM device (a BeagleBone) with a wifi adapter connected to it. I'm unable to get an IP from DHCP: 'sudo dhclient wlan0' takes a while to run and when it comes ...
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Force load fglrx / emulate display

I want a headless machine (no display attached) for OpenCL calculation but fglrx drivers won't fully load until I attach a display to the VGA card. The VGA (R9 290) doesn't have DAC (there are DP, ...
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Mercurial - how to migrate from default install to more recent vesrion?

I have a headless Ubuntu 12.04 - 32 bit with Mercurial 2.0.2 installed on it. I have a number of hg repos on this machine but I would like to use recent version of Mercurial. How can I best migrate ...
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Audio without X

Crosspost from /r/linuxquestions: I am trying to convert my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop into a headless server and need everything running without X needing to start. I've gotten the partitions to mount ...
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x11vnc much slower than Xvnc + how to get a Xubuntu session manually

I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 on a headless server inside a VMware virtual machine. I'd prefer using x11vnc over Xvnc in order to use LightDM and the X server started by LightDM (and login using ...
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VirutalBox headless VM + 3D acceleration

I have installed virtualbox on my Ubuntu 13.10 (desktop) host, configured windows 7 guest, added extension pack and guest additions. My intention is to work on windows 7 remotely, so I have configured ...
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Force High resolution for headless server, binary flgrx driver and nomachine

I'm using the binary AMD driver as opposed to the open source ones (for performance reasons). I'm using a monitor-less server with a remote desktop client (nomachine). One of the issues I am having is ...
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Ubuntu x64 server java gives “Could not reserve enough space for object heap”

I have an Ubuntu server without X. I installed java with the following command: apt-get install default-jre-headless Here's some more info from my server: root# df Filesystem 1K-blocks ...
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Viber Headless?

Is it possible to use Viber on a headless Ubuntu system? I want to use it through an SSH connection remotely, I need to get and send messages by it. But on SSH, there is no easy way to use GUI based ...
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headleass ubuntu server : fsck/reboot best practices

I have a headless server running with 2 or 3 HD's, and when trying to restart, noticed that one of the hd's has serious errors. What is the best practice for extending the life of hd's? I was ...
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How do I set a high resolution (virtual) monitor when no physical monitor connected. (headless)

I run Lubuntu 12.04 64 bit desktop as a headless server. The screen resolution comes in as 1024x768 on LVDS1 when no monitor is connected. I want to set 1920x1080. I am using Teamviewer8, but I can ...
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How to make Ubuntu 12.04 desktop session start on boot without a monitor plugged in?

I have a home server that I need to access via remote desktop, and I want to leave the server there without a monitor hooked up to it. Everyday the server turns off and turns back on. There is no ...
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Using Video card on a headless server

I have a headless server using a Core i5, so it has built-in HD3000 graphics. I have a website which renders videos using OpenGL, and I'd like to be able to use the graphics hardware on the server to ...
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HomeGenie Installation on Ubuntu 12.04 Server

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask, but it's kind of a cross between HomeGenie setup and integration with Ubuntu, so I hope I can get some good input or at least pointed in the right ...
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VirtualBox Headless: Unable to create hostonly network

I am trying to create VM with the one Bridged interface and one Hostonly interface, but I keep getting an error as the I am not able to attach a device to the hostonly nic. I have done this: # ...
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Command Prompt Stopped Listening to Me; Feeling Rejected

I'm SSHing into my headless Ubuntu 11.04 Server using PuTTY, and I'm in a byobu session. I started a mysql_safe daemon because I was trying to fix a password problem I was having with mysql. I was ...
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Boot to command line 12.04 (grub options not working) [duplicate]

I installed 12.04 Desktop because I want the option to run Unity in the future, but I PREFER to work headless via SSH. I changed the following in /etc/default/grub: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet ...
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System running in low graphic mode (Ubuntu without monitor) [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu desktop 12.10. I want to have a desktop server but it can't start without a monitor. I tried Ubuntu server but I got the same error. Everything is working fine while monitor is ...
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Run Ubuntu 12.04 from USB

I couldn't find sufficient answers to my problem, even though it's probably very easy. I have a headless NAS, which can just boot from USB. Right now freeNAS is running on it, because I just had to ...
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Need assist - Converting Windows Media Server to Ubuntu

I found this guide but have a few questions: http://dagolav.prestegarden.com/installing-ubuntu-on-the-hp-mediasmart-ex490/ I'm not a Linux guru yet, fairly new. I want to convert this sweet little ...
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Howto run UbuntuOne headless

Following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOne/Headless I run into a snag at: u1sdtool --start It gives: X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication (Why X11?? This was supposed to be ...
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How can I send VBoxHeadless to the background so I can close the Terminal?

I would like to start virtual machines in headless mode. The advantage: I can logoff from the desktop, and the machine will continue to run. However, starting the virtual machine blocks the Terminal ...
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How do I run teamviewer in a headless system?

I'm really new to Ubuntu 12.04 and I've been trying to get remote desktop services between me and my server. I don't have any spare monitors, keyboards or mice. I did connect said items too the server ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.10 No GUI Headless Boot and/or Reboot

I have a headless server running the latest Ubuntu Server 12.10. It does not have any GUI at all. I am having the same issue that others are having which is that when you boot or reboot without a ...
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Getting system to boot in headless mode set-up without display problems

Previously I had Ubuntu 11.04 and I could boot with no monitor attached. Now I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 with autologin and I've found that is incapable of booting correctly if the monitor isn't ...
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Install OpenOffice for headless use

The question very simple and short. I am following this article to install OpenOffice headless: sudo apt-get install openoffice.org-headless openoffice.org-writer openoffice.org-draw And I get the ...
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Lubuntu Precise - Power button doesn't shutdown immediately anymore

After some upgrade, my headless lubuntu 12.04 stopped shutting down on power button press. I tried to edit ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml without success. Nowhere docs on possible alternative to ...
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Headless music converter with filename based on tags

I have a music collection consisting of several film soundtracks in Apple Lossless and I'd like to convert it to 48kbps OGG Vorbis in a completely different folder structure with file names in the ...
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Cannot create file/directory in home directory

I have a headless Ubuntu 12.10 server. I'm logged in as administrator via SSH. I cannot create a directory in my home directory: administrator@Leo:~$ cd ~ administrator@Leo:~$ mkdir Test mkdir: ...
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Autostart ubuntuOne on headless server

I've set up UbuntuOne on my headless server using this guide https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOne/Headless however i get disconnected every time i log off and I have to connect it manually each time i ...
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How do I start xterm with a headless system?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to boot directly and headless in the terminal (no GUI). After that I want to startx to start a program in xterm. When I boot 'headed', everything is working like ...
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Can't get firefox to render the right size in a headless xvfb instance

I can start the xvfb instance just fine Xvfb :1 -screen 0 800x600x24 I can then launch firefox and have it load correctly but the window is always smaller than the resolution I set during the xvfb ...
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Server error (-5 - No address associated with hostname)

This seems to be a common problem with 12.04. I've done the searches and found various and sundry replies, but I've yet to find a solution to my situation. I've installed 12.04 32bit on a server box ...
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Headless OpenVPN server with inadyn

The goal: bypassing the Great Firewall of China while I am there on a contract. The concept: a micro-minimal install of Ubuntu on a headless machine left behind in the States which boots and runs ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - command line: no headless boot

I'm setting up Ubuntu 12.04 minimal on a mini-pc using a GENE 5313 motherboard with a Geode lx800 CPU. I'll use it as a headless PC with just transmission, ssh, ddclient and few more stuff. The ...
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Is it possible to turn the video card off in a laptop to use it as a headless server?

Since I recently upgraded my IT infrastructure, I decided to use my old laptop as a home server. The problem is that the machine sports a powerful nVidia card that even at idle generates enough heat ...
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How do I create a completely unattended install of Ubuntu?

I need a CD or USB stick, that will install Ubuntu on a completely headless machine. Stick CD in and restart, no keyboard or screen should be involved. There are a few obstacles: The language ...
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How do i get hostapd to work with TP-Link TL-WN727N in AP mode?

I'm trying to start hostapd but without success. I'm using Headless Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric 3.0.0-16-server x86_64. WLAN driver is rt2800usb and my wireless nic card TP-Link TL-WN727N supports AP mode as ...
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Startup a Ubuntu FTP and SSH server without logging in

I have a Ubuntu Server 11.10 box, which I would like to run "headless", and without a keyboard, mouse or display. Is it possible that immediately after startup the machine logs into an account, or ...
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Launching Transmission/Dropbox behind a XBMC desktop session

I am trying to get my HTPC set up just how I like it. I have Transmission scanning Dropbox for new torrents, and XBMC handling playback. I want to use XBMC as the Desktop session, to speed up ...
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How can I run an OpenGL program on a headless server?

I'm working on a server application that does image processing (and in part, using freeglut). This application will be deployed on a headless server and when I run it there, I get errors saying that ...
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Crashplan on headless server

I've Googled a bit and not really found anything out. I want to install Crashplan for remote upload on Crashplan+. How painless is the installation and set up? Crashplans site is lacking a lot of ...
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Install Ubuntu server to run on a headless machine on RAID6-array of USB-sticks, in DHCP-less environment

I happen to have a box without HDD (or CD for that matter), but with four (now clean) USB sticks, no display, on wired LAN without DHCP server (i.e. static network configuration). I want to install ...