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ISO install directly from mount on headless server

Iam Installing my customised Ubuntu ISO/CDROM with the following steps. Mount an ISO, Reboot the system, press F2 get on to boot sequence change to CDROM. So it will boot from ISO. I can see ...
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Installing a VM using VBoxManage commands fails with NS_ERROR_FAILURE

I'm trying to set-up a VirtualBox VM, so that at the end of the process, an installation of Linux will start from the virtual DVD. Alas, at the end of the set-up process I get an NS_ERROR_FAILURE ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 keeps crashing periodiclly, seems to be at random times

I setup a Ubunutu server over two months ago and over the last few weeks, it keeps crashing on me. I've been pouring over all of the files in /var/log and I can't see any reason for these crashes. The ...
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How to start Unity desktop on a headless machine?

I am trying to get the Untiy desktop (That I am used to using) running on a Ubuntu box that is now headless. I already have a fake desktop running via the Xorg dummy display driver. When I VNC into ...
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How to run an application on a headless Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have an Intel NUC running 3.13.11.6; and I have written an application that runs some simple data polling (cpu, memory usage, disk usage etc ...). The NUC is headless, so I connect via SSH (putty) ...
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A browser as GUI on a headless server

Is it possible to use a browsers as GUI on a headless ubuntu server? what would it cost in terms of dependencies, resources...whatever? is it even possible to show only a fullscreen window, the max ...
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How would I go about sending a command to a headless Linux device through ssh, closing the connection, and still have the command run? [duplicate]

I have sent a command to my headless Linux device though ssh but I would like to close the ssh connection, and still have the command run. Example: Running this command though ssh "aria2c -i ...
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VLC play video stream without X?

Is it possible to play video stream (from another pc) on Ubuntu minimal server via, in example, directfb using VLC?
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I want to make a remotely controlled server running ubuntu gnome

Ok, so I have an old HP box with a 320gb hard drive in it. The display controller doesn't work on this machine, so I need to be able to control the machine remotely from my primary Linux Mint ...
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Cannot install xserver-xorg-video-dummy on Ubuntu14.04

I don't like to post questions but I've spent hours searching and am in dire need of help! I'm trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 headless and remotely login via VNC from Windows. I've read many posts that ...
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Uninstalled VirtualBox but can still connect to phpVirtualBox?

I have removed VirtualBox along with all packages and configurations files using purge and remove but when I try to connect to the phpVirtualBox login page it still exists. I have tried searching ...
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Nomachine headless connection and dummy display

Sorry for the in-code-tags links, but this is my first post here. I am trying to use windows 7 to connect to a machine running ubuntu 14.04. I installed NoMachine according to: ...
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Xvfb and scripts on Ubuntu Touch/Phone

Will I be able to run "xvfb" on Ubuntu Touch/Phone? I've read that you can use apt-get and use bash. So will I also be able to run Python scripts which use "Selenium" and "Xvfb" for headless Firefox ...
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X11VNC Server shows screen from the past

I have a headless server (Xubuntu 14.04), on which I have set up a X11VNC server. The server is set to autostart at boot (e.g. I can remotely sign my user in at the system password prompt). I am ...
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want to use new headless server with VirtualBox; startx hangs at extension GLX

ssh'ing into the server and running startx yields this. Background info that may help: I originally hooked up my monitor and keyboard directly to the box, but now wondering if there are some ...
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vboxmanage startvm “could not find a registered machine named .. ”

I have a host machine with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS trusty as the OS and I use VirtualBox on it to manage a web server running on a vm. I have a script that runs at startup which runs this command: ...
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Program with xserver +lightdm not working

I have installed xserver-org and lightdm on Ubuntu 14.04 server. I then created a desktop entry to run a program such as Firefox once I login. A couple of issues I'm having. My machine is headless ...
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Laptop lid power options

How do I configure my laptop to perform in the following manner in Ubuntu 14.04.1 Server? Current State When the laptop is powered on and the lid is closed: External screen loses signal Laptop enters ...
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Encrypting data disk and set up automatic decryption on boot

I have a headless server running Ubuntu 14.01.1 LTS. It has a disk mounted that stores the data for certain applications. I have a requirement to encrypt the data on this drive which I am fairly ...
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This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU

This is NOT a duplicate. The other answers do not apply to this situation. When trying to boot a 64 bit image in a headless VirtualBox, I get This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only ...
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How do you select a graphics driver on a headless box?

I am setting up an EC2 GPU instance for experimenting with CUDA programming using an Ubuntu 14.04 AMI. I installed the nvidia drivers indicated by the major version on the Nvidia download page for ...
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Setup openssh to start when the computer boots

I have a headless server and I was wondering if it is possible to start openssh without logging in. It would start without the need for a password, so I wouldn't have to plug in a monitor every time I ...
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How can I run Ubuntu Desktop Headless?

I'm building what will primarily be a Plex Media Server, but I also like to tinker with Linux, so I'd like to get to the GUI via Teamviewer. I got everything up and working before I realized GUI ...
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How to configure Ubuntu Server for headless boot [duplicate]

Because of the recently announced bash environment variable vulnerability, I chose this evening to upgrade my headless server from 13.10 to 14.04 - saucy to trusty. Upon running sudo shutdown -r now ...
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How to perform unattended installations of Ubuntu Desktop?

I know that there is a lot of information about headless and unattended installation of Ubuntu servers. But I need to install the desktop version of Trusty on a lot of machines and I would like to ...
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Firefox - Error:cannot open display: :0.0

I'm trying to run xvfb alongside CutyCapt to take screenshots of websites on a headless VPS server. I've installed xorg, firefox latest stable release, and CutyCapt. I've set the default display by ...
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MacMini Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 Headless Boot, Not Accessible, Not Booting

I have a 14.04 Ubuntu Desktop installation on a MacMini running headless in my closet. When I boot the server, it will not assign itself an IP address until I login to a user session. This means ...
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How do I run Ubuntu in headless mode?

I would like to set up Ubuntu in headless mode - configured to operate without a monitor, keyboard, and mouse; probably without access to graphics hardware altogether. The rationale for this is: I ...
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Torrents on a headless server

I am running a home headless server and I want it to be able to download torrents for each of the home users. I was looking at Transmission (with its transmission-remote frontend) but I don't like ...
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moving my roundcube directory to where all clients have access to it through their domain

I have just installed RoundCube on my Ubuntu server that has ISPConfig3 running on it. I have access to roundcube but I'm at the installation part and I'd like to make this available through all ...
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ssh, problem with headless device

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a headless device. Since the last update and shutdown it is not possible to connect via ssh anymore. nmap shows the machine is up and in the network, all ports are ...
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cannot get public Ubuntu vm on the internet

I have just created a headless Ubuntu server. Typically, I've not had a problem getting the ips to work but I'm not sure what the deal in this case is. Here is my interfaces file, which the system ...
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Bluetooth with Centrino Advanced-N 6235 on Ubuntu 14.04

The hardware is present: $ lspci | grep Centrino 04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (rev 24) And the Bluetooth, iwlwifi, and iwldvm modules get loaded: $ lsmod ...
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VirtualBox headless: Why can't I get the guestproperty network address?

I have installed Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 (Trusty) on a VirtualBox client (bridged network connection, Guest Additions installed). I sometimes run the client in headless mode (rather than through the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not starting GUI without monitor [duplicate]

I need the graphics to be loaded so it's possible to use VNC or TeamViewer for remote graphical access. I guess that's why TeamViewer is not connecting correctly. I have full SSH access so I can edit ...
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CBP: Server, unattended-updates and vmware tools?

What's current best practice for headless VMware servers and automatic security updates? For non-critical servers I currently set auto-updates with a reboot, but because I've installed vmware-tools ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I remove the 'Write the Changes to the Disks?' question during preseed?

I am pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have spent a lot of time trying to get an unattended install up and running for my Headless Server. As it stands I have everything almost there but when ...
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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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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 ...