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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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Automatically start a wireless access point while running headless

I'm trying to automatically start an access point that starts automatically even when the computer is running headless. I want to have an access point on the computer that i can connect to and ssh to ...
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Windows server as a Desktop enviroment for Ubuntu server

i have set up and ubuntu 16.04.5 server. and i have managed to install windows server 2012 r2 on top of it via KVM. Autostart is also enabled. for convenience i did the configuration via the unity ...
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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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Able to run browser over reverse SSH to test headless server deployment?

I have a headless 14.04 Ubuntu called Alice. Alice is connected to Bob using SSH tunnel. Alice is inside a internal network Alice ==> Bob Bob is on public internet and I can access Alice via SSH ...
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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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LibreOffice: Open template and save to file via CLI?

I have a bunch of spreadsheet templates (.ots) that I would like to save to regular spreadsheet files (.ods) in bulk, i.e. via --headless mode over the CLI. I know that I can open them in bulk via CLI,...
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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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SSH only works with monitor connected ('no route to host')

I've got Ubuntu Server 18.04 on my server (with XFCE installed), and Ubuntu 16.04 on 1 client and Lubuntu 17.10 on my other client machine. I also have an SSH client on my phone. I intend to use the ...
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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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program runs while boot is not accessible after login

This point is not clear to me, while booting linux, i have a script that runs pulseaudio server and this script calls pacmd to check that the server is running and show the output while login. However ...
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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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Connect via VPN for specific IP/host?

I'd like to configure my server to connect via a VPN for a specific connection. E.g., if I attempt to connect to google.com, it will connect directly, but if I attempt to connect to server1.client.com ...
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How to disable integrated AMD graphics Ubuntu Server 16.04.3?

I have an old HP 6715s laptop that I would like to turn into a headless Ubuntu Server machine. I have set up Ubuntu Server 16.04.3 and everything works fine after forcing noapic. The machine however, ...
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VNC access for headless ubuntu

I want to have a VNC access with my linux 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 a VNC access looking on ...
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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 ...
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mount windos partitions with same parameters as Files ( file browser ) ubuntu 16.04

I want to run for, some data analisys, my computer in headless mode. It is a dual boot windows /ubuntu 16.04 system. I regularly just click on the file browser, on the offered local partitions to ...
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How to run vnc server on a headless ubuntu 16.04 without flashback GUI?

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 machine in the cloud which (obviously) doesn't have a monitor. I have installed multiple vnc software (tigervnc, vnc4server etc.) via ssh but none of them managed to give me ...
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Ubuntu 16.04- VNC/TeamViewer, setting screen resolution in headless mode [duplicate]

Ubuntu 16.04 is installed on an OLD PC, and should be used headless (without display connected). Due to this fact, when trying to use VNC (x11vnc server is installed) or TeamViewer, its resolution is ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: How to define screen resolution - Headless mode

I have Ubuntu 16.04 fresh installed. Since it is going to be used headless (VNC - no screen connected ) I get resolution of 640x480, using x11vnc I wish to use it 1920x1080, but I can't chage it as ...
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x11vnc Headless on Ubuntu is very slow until monitor connected

I'm running x11vnc on Ubuntu as a service at startup. It generally works fine, but I want to run it headless. If I start the server with a monitor connected but off, VNC connects and responds quickly, ...
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Broken terminal autocomplete with “TAB” [duplicate]

After some manipulations (i don't know, which excatly did it) i unexpectedly broke terminal autocomplete feature. Each time i try yo use it i get: nimga@ubuntu17:~$ sudo systemctl res-bash: /dev/null:...
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Server 16.04.02 with xorg + openbox - Detect Monitor and set good resolution?

I have a Ubuntu Server 16.04.02 LTS configured as a Kiosk (see my question here) but it works only if a Monitor is connected when I'm booting the computer. When I boot the computer without a Monitor ...
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Headless Passthrough: QEMU-KVM NVidia

Is it possible to run VM and instead of sending picture to monitor, encode VM screen as x264 video stream and send stream over network? PS I have OpenGL app that runs on Linux and I wish to stream ...
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How to configure xstartup for Ubuntu Budgie?

I have Ubuntu 16.04.2 installed in a virtual server (bhyve/iohyve under a headless freenas), and am trying to install Ubuntu Budgie as a desktop environment. I used: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:...
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Headless Ubuntu server 16.04 with full gui desktop

I have been trying to make this happen for several days now. I am going to be running a headless pc that will serve Movies, Music, TV, and Files to my network. It will also be used to serve Steam ...
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Headless Ubuntu MATE Raspberry Pi 3 Install?

I'm trying to use my fresh Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Raspberry Pi 3 without a display or keyboard. So I created an empty file called ssh in /boot directory. But still I'm getting a ssh connection refused ...
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Accessing headless virtual box web server installed on a parent server

I have installed a headless Virtual Box on my server A, this virtual box contains another ubuntu server B. I can ssh from my laptop to server A, and from server A to server B, but how can I ssh ...
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Korean locale doesn't work on Ubuntu headless 16.10

Screenshot of dpkg-reconfigure locales I was trying to get Korean to work on my remote headless server (Ubuntu 16.10, connected to from Win10 with Bash on Ubuntu on Windows) . From the screenshot ...
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how to input chinese characters into a ubuntu 14.04 server edition with no GUI?

I created a file that is in UTF-8 encoding. This file contains chinese characters. When I sftp the file from my macbook into the ubuntu 14.04 server headless, the Chinese characters become diamond ...
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16.04.1 LTS server drops wifi connection when ethernet disconnects (NUC6i5SYH)

tldr: headless server connected via ethernet on one IP and wireless on another. live ssh sessions on each. Pull the ethernet cable, the wireless gets torn down along with it. Details: Setting up a ...
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Virtualbox 5.1.8 does not start headless VM

Recently I installed virtualbox 5.1.8 on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. I installed also the extension packs. When I try to start a VM headless I get this error: vboxmanage startvm VM1 --type headless Waiting ...
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VirtualBox - run an ova file from command line

I have a remote Ubuntu server without GUI. How can I run a virtual machine with a test.ova file from the command line? I folloed this tutorial, but how can I attach the .ova file to the VM?
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Using a saved EDID so Ubuntu boots to correct resolution when TV is turned off

I have an Intel NUC6i7KYK (Intel Graphics 580) and Ubuntu 16.04. I'm trying to get around the problem of Ubuntu booting to a different resolution if it boots while the TV is turned off. I know there ...
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Headless Xubuntu server does not recognize usb devices

So I am running Xubuntu 16.04 on a home server, in headless mode. When I start the server with a monitor attached, I can attach usb drives normally and access them. When the server is running headless ...
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VirtualBox shared folder headless

I'd like to access a shared folder on my host Windows 7 computer with a minimal Ubuntu 16.04 server VM running on VirtualBox. Looking at the many posts about this it appears the first step is to ...
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Starting a console program on startup of Ubuntu Server without logging in

I have a headless Ubuntu server that I decided I wanted to put a monitor on to display status information. There are a ton of great programs available that display all sorts of status information, my ...
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Bridge Network Connection VirtualBox 5.1 Ubuntu Headless 16.04

I'm trying to setup guest virtual machines using virtual Box on a headless ubuntu server using VBoxManage. I have the guest machines running the only issue is with the networking. Here is the ...
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Installing Ubuntu server without a monitor

I recently acquired a laptop that works perfectly except that it has a broken monitor. Only the top quarter of the monitor works, so I can still use the cli. It does have a VGA and HDMI connector on ...
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x11vnc and lightdm on headless 16.04

I need to access a remote xenial machine with x11vnc sudo apt-get install lightdm x11vnc installed the necessary parts. Then, I created a password with sudo x11vnc -storepasswd yourVNCpasswordHERE /...