Questions tagged [headless]

Headless software (e.g. "headless Java" or "headless Linux") is software capable of working on a device without a graphical user interface.

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Create persistent usb with Déjà Dup

I broke my ubuntu install on a usb, but luckily, I backed up my ubuntu install to google drive. Since my server is a headless server, I would like to figure out how to restore my ubuntu install ...
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How to add google remote to a headless docker on vast

I want to add a GUI to a headless docker that I'm renting on vastai. It is using a cuda 16.04 docker image I start by updating and upgrading and then I followed this guide https://cloud.google.com/...
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How to run an application in headless mode?

Let's say I have a desktop app with GUI. I switch to the text terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F3, I login and I try to run this app. I get an error message indicating that display is not available. The ...
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Gnome-session from ssh X returns “X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication”, but xterm works

This is a new post from an previous question - someone said to use gnome-session vs. startx, but that gets 4 X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication and then quits. This is 18.04 ...
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How is my Raspberry Pi4B Running Ubuntu 18.04 and xubuntu desktop still headless?

I have a new Raspberry Pi 4B running the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver and the xubuntu desktop. Without appearing as a complete rube, can someone explain why my system is still considered headless? ...
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How to run (if possible) gpu-accelerated apps in LXC (LXD) container?

In its great post https://blog.simos.info/how-to-easily-run-graphics-accelerated-gui-apps-in-lxd-containers-on-your-ubuntu-desktop/ Simos Xenitellis describes how to run GUI apps inside the container. ...
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How to connect to localhost of headless server (for Syncthing)

I was unable to use ssh pi@raspberrypi.local -L 8384:raspberrypi.local:8384 -N to connect to localhost:8384 when installing Syncthing. This was odd because I successfully connected to another ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Server Silently Becomes Unresponsive

I have a small headless server, running Ubuntu 18.04. After some time (e.g. a day or two) the server becomes unresponsive; no SSH access, no ping response, no disk activity when the power button is ...
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How do I make my own custom Ubuntu headless image?

What are the ways for me to make my own Ubuntu headless image? What I really want to achieve is to create an image that I can burn onto an sd card or emmc and upon first start up on a single computer ...
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I want my PC to boot in recovery mode by default

I have a headless 18.04 machine without screen, mouse and keyboard. I can't press keys to select the recovery mode and the machine won't show a working greeter in standard mode. So I want it to start ...
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Headless TeamViewer on Ubuntu 19.10

I have been attempting to connect to my home server running Ubuntu 19.10 over TeamViewer from my other devices (Linux computers, Android phones or Windows computers) in vain. I have tried fiddling ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu 18.04 server on Macbook 2012 with external display

Brief Summary: - Is there a way to boot a live install USB of Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver to a MacBook 2012 with a broken screen that’s attached to an external monitor? Or maybe boot into recovery mode ...
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xrandr “Failed to get size of gamma for output default” with xserver-xorg-video-dummy on a headless NUC/BACE in 18.04

I am trying to set up Ubuntu 18.04 on a NUC-like Gigabyte BACE. Everything works perfect. BUT: I would like to use Gnome with a screen resolution of 1680x1050. This is what I did: sudo apt-get ...
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How to setup virtual display for AnyDesk? xrandr BadMatch error

When I use AnyDesk, I get a black screen. I googled for hours and found that a possible solution would be to set a shell script that creates a virtual monitor but when I was testing these commands: ...
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VNC doesn't work with display switched off

I have my Ubuntu 19.10 HTPC plugged-in to a HDMI switch, which then routes to my monitor. Most of the time that HDMI switch is set to my Nvidia ShieldTV streaming device, and the TV is off. When I ...
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Windows 10 Virtualbox on Ubuntu Server

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 server running at my house, which replaced my windows server (as it was getting to slow). The only issue is that I have some ssh resources that require windows (and wine will ...
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How to turn off Nvidia GPU on a headless server?

I am running a headless server with an Nvidia GPU. Even when the GPU is not doing any work, it is consuming about 25 Watts of power: +------------------------------------------------------------------...
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Can't Login to SSH or FTP

I have a headless Ubuntu VPS and haven't logged into it in awhile. Currently it houses my website along with some files. I had set it up around May or March and just let it sit for awhile because I'...
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Purge GUI from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a pivot box that I access only through SSH. It has a small hard disk and I will never use GUI apps on it so I want to purge those. Ubuntu 16.04. Please recommend a safe way to do this. ...
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How do I resize partitions when I don't have physical access to a remote server?

I have a: cloud instance remote server Virtual Machine ... of Ubuntu to which I don't have physical access and I need to resize mounted partitions like / that I cannot dismount! All the tutorials /...
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Dropbox headless crashes “could not connect to display :1”

I installed dropbox from https://www.dropbox.com/install-linux as described to installed it headless. However when I try to run it I get the following error at the end ouf a list of outputs: [...
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How to use Xvfb for Headless Ubuntu 18 Host

In search of a solution to a headless remote Ubuntu 18 host, I have found a couple of resources. In this conversation someone recommended using Xvfb but doesn't share how. In this other document a ...
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VNC client(only) in Ubuntu 18.04 headless server

So basically I'm trying to setup a configuration line Qubes os but based on Ubuntu and KVM. I used Ubuntu 18.04 but it's still too heavy and I'm thinking of using headless Ubuntu for KVM installation. ...
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How can I record the screen/browser activity with audio on Ubuntu Server

How can I record what's going on in a browser (with audio) in Ubuntu Server where we didn't have any sort of video display or audio driver? Is there any way?
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS configuring WEPA WiFi for static address

I have an Ubuntu 18.04.02 LTS (headless) server that has been communicating with Ethernet. Circumstances demand that I now switch to Wifi using a USB Wifi dongle. I have used this Wifi dongle in the ...
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Launch GUI apps from text-mode tty without loading window/desktop manager

Is it possible, in latest Ubuntu distro, to launch GUI apps directly from a tty without loading window/desktop manager? We need this in situations like: After configuring an Ubuntu system to boot ...
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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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Is there any value in using ClamAV to scan the entire filesystem and/or run as root?

I am setting up a headless server that'll be hosting SAMBA for my LAN and a web accessible website. ClamAV seems to be the defacto standard for Linux anti-virus. Most articles I read online talk ...
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How to get vino to run after autologin on a headless server - Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 LTS

I have a server I prepped here in the office and got everything working. I set up auto-login followed by an immediate lock-screen so that vino would start automatically after a reboot. I took the rack ...
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headless ubuntu server with desktop gui with working gpu

I've ordered a dedicated (headless) server with an nvidia GeForce GT 710B GPU at ikoula (offsite data center). Now I am trying to get a full blown desktop gui to run on it so I can actually run what I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04, issue with headless desktop and remote access

I have an Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS desktop install that I use as a Tor relay. It's using a mini-PC with an Intel j4105 (integrated graphics). I am wanting to have it not connected via HDMI, as I don't have ...
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Running headless doesn't start correctly unless a display is attached

I want to run Ubuntu 18 headless and connect with AnyDesk. Everything works fine as long as there is a display connected, even when not powered on. If I don't have a display attached, then when it ...
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Shorten nmcli connection timeout from 120s to 10s, try a lower priority interface quicker

On Ubuntu 16.04 lts I am using nmcli to manage the network interfaces. I have connections like so. NAME UUID TYPE DEVICE link-local-0 da55e0dd-...
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Adding a fake monitor for headless system breaks boot when a real monitor is connected

I'm trying to add a fake monitor in Ubuntu 16.04. This is a headless system and the problem is that remote desktop like teamviewer are really slow, so I tried the accepted solution here: Add Fake ...
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Creating an ubuntu live USB for an appliance with no video adapter

I have an appliance for which I do not know the root password - and I can't access the GRUB menu ( I tried SHIFT,SPACE and ESC ). This appliance doesn't have any video adapter - only a serial ...
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Ubuntu and Java JFrame [duplicate]

I'm developing a Java Servlet and implemented a SwingWorker to process data import, it has a JProgressBar while operating and a JOptionPane at end to display the conclusion message. On my Windows ...
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X11VNC and Nvidia 390 headless; MATE not loading from login

Running LightDM w/ 18.04 LTS Desktop. X11VNC is configured correctly and works whenever NVIDIA drivers not installed. Xorg.conf has been configured with nvidia-xconfig with the display none parameter. ...
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After booting headless (no monitor) there's no video output when monitor attached

On an Ubuntu 16.04 server normally run headless (i.e., no monitor), there's no video output, no text at all, when a monitor is attached later. However if that Ubuntu server is booted with a monitor ...
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switching from ifconfig to ip but still not seen by router

I have searched google, askubuntu and stackoverflow and I cannot find a solution to my situation. currently on ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS previously connected to Netgear R7000 behind att pace 5268AC with a ...
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WebDriverException: Message: 'chromedriver' executable needs to be in PATH [duplicate]

IT IS IN PATH echo $PATH /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable:/usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromedriver:/usr/lib/...
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Good small server network monitor?

I have been looking into this subject for a few weeks now. I have a Nextcloud server that I setup on my Rock64 SBC (Armbian Bionic Ubuntu headless), with a 64GB eMMC, 4GB ram, and 1TB HDD for ...
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How to run Lightroom on a server, with no physical display — headless mode? [closed]

I've not found anything in the internet. Is that possible at all?
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Headless OpenGL rendering on Google Compute Engine (Ubuntu 16.04)

I created a GPU instance on Google Compute engine with NVIDIA Tesla K80 attached. I have installed GPU drivers and CUDA based on this guide. nvidia-smi check - ok. nvcc -V check - ok Now I am ...
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Disable GUI in Ubuntu 18.04. desktop? (SSH/Webmin headless setup)

Is there a way to disable the GUI in the desktop version of Ubuntu 18.04. so save on power consumption during idle states? Since I won't have a monitor hooked up to the machine anyway, I'd rather ...
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connecting to Windows VM from the headless server

I've setup a Ubuntu headless server and installed a Windows VM on it. I can perfectly connect to it from a remote computer but.... I cannot connect to the Windows VM from the headless server. Is there ...
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How do I turn a laptop into headless Ubuntu server?

looking for a way to turn a laptop into a headless box server with ubuntu server, with ssh only access, disk encryption activated, no login prompt at reboot and deactivate screen and keyboard.
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VNC connection to headless Ubuntu workstation - black screen after login

I managed to be able to get to the logon screen of Ubuntu 16.04LTS via VNC/ssh following several nice guides on these websites: http://machine-cycle.blogspot.com/2012/04/remote-gdm3-login-with-vnc....
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Automatically force fsck -fy when encountering “UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY.”

I have FSCKFIX=yes in /etc/default/rcS, however, when I drove down to the site and connected a monitor to this server today, I saw this: I ran fsck.ext4 -fy /dev/sda1 and rebooted and now the server ...
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Upgrading a headless server to 17.10.1

I have a headless server running Ubuntu 17.04 Server that is normally controlled by SSH from a Mac. The nags to upgrade to 17.10 led me to a "not recommended to perform a upgrade over ssh" dialog. ...
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Start xubuntu 17.10 into RDP session

I would like to have Xubuntu boot up, start some apps and then be able to connect to it via RDP. Everything is working fine, other than the fact that my RDP session is not the same as the one that is ...