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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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Does anybody have working network-config for headless boot ? Ubuntu 22.04

As stated in the Title. I have tried several combinations and can't get it to work. There are no samples I could find on internet... everybody is happy with dhcp default settings... ??? I have tried ...
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Grub fonts on an headless server

On Ubuntu 20.04 headless servers I find in /boot/grub: total 2.4M drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 1.0K Apr 21 06:57 ./ drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 1.0K Apr 21 06:57 ../ drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1.0K Apr 3 2020 ...
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Erase logical volume and use freed space to enlarge existing volume on RAID

I am working remotely in command line and need to remove old unused volume and use this freed space to enlarge the volume holding /home. I am not sure of the terminology so see relevant lsblk below. ...
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Error starting a tmuxinator session via systemd service on Ubuntu 18.04

I have a tmuxinator (note not tmux, tmuxinator) project running on Ubuntu 18.04 (running in headless/server mode). My tmuxinator project file is located in the default directory of /home/karsh/....
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How to run Ubuntu Studio headless?

I'm a rather grateful and happy user of Ubuntu Studio Controls for managing my jackd setup. However, I have recently needed to run Ubuntu Studio on a headless machine (i.e. no display, remote access, ...
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WSL2 ubuntu 20.04 tamil font headless

I am on trials to use trans to translate one language to the other on WSL2 ubuntu 20.04. Basically, I am trying to reproduce this I have done these so far: Administrator: Windows PowerShell git clone ...
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21.10 make (screen) share password permanent?

I am running a headless raspberry pi and I want to remote into the desktop. I set the user to auto login, enable screen sharing with a password (there's nobody there to respond to a request!), and it ...
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Real mode call failed on MacBook Pro when trying to turn screen off Ubuntu Server 20.04

I have Ubuntu Server 20.04 installed on an early 2011 MacBook Pro 8,1 and I want to close the lid and turn the screen off. I have succesfully prevented it from sleeping when closing the lid as ...
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Alternatives to openjdk-7-jre?

Trying to build headless serv for minecraft w/ friends. I'm following a guide that wants me to install openjdk-7-jre, however I noticed that people are saying it doesn't have updates anymore and to ...
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Connecting to a headless Server for gaming?

So I'm kind of in deep already with this but basically, I put together a computer its got everything in it EXCEPT a GPU. My thought process here was to connect to it from my main computer and use it ...
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Unable to re-enable wifi

Context: I'm running ubuntu 18.04.2. I went to some effort to configure headless remote access to this machine, unfortunately one of the side effects of the xorg.conf changes is that I now don't get ...
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Does Libinput require X/Wayland?

In short: Is X.org a dependency of Libinput? Rephrased, can libinput work standalone? The question is mostly about hacking around with some input devices. I'm trying to route USB/PS1/Bluetooth input ...
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Headless Ubuntu into VirtualBox virtual machine

I want to run just any regular image set up in VirtualBox. Is it possible to run a virtual image/desktop with VirtualBox before the Ubuntu desktop environment loads?
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Enable automatic power management of NVIDIA graphics card on headless server?

My NVIDIA card seems to be using the full performance mode even when running a headless server: $ nvidia-smi Tue Oct 5 11:10:47 2021 +-----------------------------------------------------------...
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remove graphics card from ubuntu server machine

I used a old HP media PC to install Ubuntu Linux 20.04.3 and removed the video card and restart the machine. The server boots after making several beeps. I guess it is because I removed the graphics ...
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How to access a cloned VirtualBox Ubuntu Server via SSH to get a different Address

I installed a headless Ubuntu server build on VirtualBox, and once I fully prepared it to work, I cloned it to have a second, exactly the same, instance. However, the clone shares it's CMD SSH access ...
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I need to know how to set up an old computer to be a multiple instance Ubuntu Server

This may sound quite ignorant, I'm not by any means an expert on this subject, so forgive me if I ask something that's quite easy for you all. I've been searching for multiple instances I need for a ...
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Fall back to hotspot when no Wi-Fi network is available

I am running Kubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. I want my Wi-Fi card to create a hotspot if it cannot find one of the networks to connect to. I plan on taking this system out in the boonies and want to run headless ...
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How to use transmission-show and other command line tools to find the status of torrents?

In going through the man pages for transmission I'm not seeing how to find the status of current downloads initiated through the GUI: nicholas@gondor:~$ nicholas@gondor:~$ transmission-show --...
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How is transmission monitored from the console?

Normally I add magnet links from firefox to transmission via the GUI, but also want it to continue the downloads even when the GUI isn't running. I've also installed: transmission-cli transmission-...
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Ubuntu20 headless xfce slow response on VNC

I have installed Ubuntu20 on intel NUC. I have also installed VNC on it so that I can access this machine at client site from my office. I have to operate it without monitor, so as soon as I unplug ...
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Resolution problem in headless ubuntu 20.04

I'm having a problem while remote connecting to my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop. When HDMI cable is not connected resolution is so low, so I've tried few solutions including nomachine, anydesk or teamviewer. ...
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How to Headless Install Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop Environment for the Raspberry Pi 4 using UART Pins (TTL to USB Serial Port)

I want to install Ubuntu onto my Raspberry Pi 4 using the desktop release build, not the server release build, because I do not have the time for the Pi to install all the huge packages and massive ...
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Losing my mind over headless Ubuntu 20.04.2 WiFi - many times ssh and ping report host down

My robot is running Ubuntu 20.04.2 64-bit Server headless on Raspberry Pi 3B+ Sometimes my robot boots and all appears to be going well. It centers the servo, writes the battery voltage into its life....
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Install Oracle VirtualBox on a headless server without graphical dependencies

I'd like to run a VM guest on a headless server. The guest runs Xubuntu for graphics and x11vnc as described here. I already tested the VM on my laptop, but now I'd like to run it on my headless ...
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Headless Ubuntu 20.04 change resolution w/o breaking nautilus-admin

I’m running Ubuntu 20.04 desktop headless. Using NoMachine to connect to the headless desktop using dummy video driver (need desktop to use nautilus-admin). I am not able to set my preferred ...
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How can I autostart a headless Kodi on Lubuntu?

I am running Kodi on Lubuntu (Ubuntu) 20.10 on an Intel NUC, but I think this works in general. I wanted the system to auto-login and auto-start into Kodi. I installed Lubuntu on a fresh system and ...
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How to install headless Ubuntu with option for GUI + wireless

I have a wireless PC that I normally will run headless (using the monitor and keyboard/mouse for other PCs). And access via SSH to manage NFS and samba. I had the PC running in headless only, and ...
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Has anyone successfully upgraded their headless Ubuntu running on a Dell PowerEdge T710 using a Keyboard, Video, Mouse console?

Just as the title says. I have headless Ubuntu server running on a Dell PowerEdge T710, and it says I need to do a release upgrade to 20.04.2 LTS from 18.04.5 LTS which I can perform using the Dell's ...
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Is it possible to install ubuntu on banana pi m2 zero No graphic interface (headless)

I have banana pi m2 zero, I need to use it to only get accelerometer data and post it to a remote server. I'm wondering if there is any version of ubuntu which I can use it. Thanks !
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RPI4 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: Switch between headless and hdmi mode without any changes

I've installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my fresh Raspberry Pi 4. The OS is configured to boot to desktop (xubuntu) and autologin is enabled. The Pi should boot either with an HDMI cable plugged in or in ...
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Raspberry Pi 3B+ No LAN after Ubuntu Server 20.10 setup

I've tried to flash the 64 bits Ubuntu Server 20.10 image to my Raspberry Pi 3B+, but I cannot ping or SSH into it. The Pi does show up in my ARP table, with 4 different addresses, yet none of them ...
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Connecting Ethernet Cable to Ubuntu Server Makes Terminal Response Very Slow

I'm setting up an ubuntu server for the first time, and ran into an odd problem. Basically, when I have my ethernet cable plugged in, the response to terminal commands gets very slow. For example: the ...
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How do I increase the resolution of headless system using dummy monitor?

Please, this question has not been answered, I have read them all and none seems to work for me. I have a headless system Ubuntu 20.04 with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Richland [Radeon HD ...
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Display emulator no longer working with Ubuntu 20.04

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 19 to 20.04. I was using TeamViewer to connect to my box in lieu of the display. The box was running headless with display emulator After the upgrade, TeamViewer sees ...
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How to handle / create disaster backups for an ubuntu 18.04 server that can boot on any / most hardware

I'm currently running 4 different Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 servers for Apache and Bind. I got my configuration backup done by a script I wrote myself, making sure I got my MySQL databases, apache files ...
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nvidia drivers on 20.04 headless server

I'm installing Nvidia driver 450 on a 20.04 brand new server with no desktop environment (which I do not want to have). (Context: final goal is to install cuda toolkit via Tensorflow Docker, and ...
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Heeadless reboot of Ubuntu 20.04on Raspberry PI [duplicate]

I have successfully set up Ubuntu 20.04 on a raspberry PI 4. It is connected to a TV via HDMI. When I have the TV on and tuned to the PI input the PI boots perfectly. However when the TV is off or I ...
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Do I have to run headless if I want to access my ubuntu machine from windows?

I have a PC running ubuntu and also a NVIDIA Xavier running ubuntu. One is a desktop and the other one a embedded machine. Both are at my office. I would like to access them from my windows PC at home....
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20.04 headless on Raspberry pi 4 re-install will not allow password authentication on ssh

I installed 20.04 on a new headless pi 4 - no problems. Using Raspberry Pi Imager and selecting 20.04 server each time. Decided to re-install for a clean production environment but the new ...
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Server Setup Trouble... I Want VNC on a Headless Server

I was working with a startup at one point, and they had an awesome setup where they had a headless server that spun up and launched everything without the need for a login or GUI. Then you could VNC ...
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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 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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