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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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Install mpd on ubuntu server 20.04 without all the dependecies?

I tried to install mpd on my headless ubuntu server 20.04 but there were so many dependencies!!! like 300mb, including video drivers?!? and I just want mpd to stream my onwn radio, for personal use ...
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Ubuntu 24.04 Headless Remote Login?

Is it possible to use the Gnome Remote Login feature on Ubuntu 24.04 to have a session that is not displayed on physical monitor attached to the computer?
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OpenVPN Access Server Stuck on License Agreement

I followed the steps from the OpenVPN Access Server Portal to install OpenVPN Access Server on an Ubuntu Server 22 headless VM. After installing and automatically configuring the service, I went to ...
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Rebooting Halted Unless Manually Power Button Pressed

I had Ubuntu 20 installed in my Dell Precision 7920 Tower. When I was upgrading it to Ubuntu 22, I got disconnected on the way. Hence the upgrade was halted in the middle. Somehow I managed to get it ...
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Trying to wipe clean a headless server without plugging a monitor/keyboard?

I have a server, which is hard to access. I could take it from the understairs "network mess". I want to use that server for some stuff that is security sensitive, so would prefer if I wiped ...
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Tasksel cinnamon install stuck at 81%

Not sure what to do as my Ubuntu headless server is now stuck on a purple terminal gui. I've tried to use tasksel to install cinnamon-desktop. It seems it's now stuck on 81% which is displayed as &...
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How can I upgrade a package to a specific version? [duplicate]

I know how to install a specific version of a package. Now I want to upgrade all packages of my system with: sudo apt upgrade But for a specific package, I do not want it to upgrade to the latest ...
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Rclone and Google Drive Authorization giving an error

I'm running a Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS public server. I'm attempting to install Rclone to back up a folder to my Google Drive. I'm using the notes from where I did this before but I cannot get it to work ...
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Headless Ubuntu 23.10 on Raspberry Pi 5

I have Ubuntu 23.10 running from an SSD attached to my Raspberry Pi 5. I would like to run the setup headlessly but if there is no monitor attached I cannot access it via Microsoft Remote Desktop. It ...
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Headless computer (Update 2)

I'm running Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS, GNOME 42.9, Windowing X11. I can turn off the monitor but if I restart the OS I can't log back in with Windows RDT, and my goal is to never have to plug a monitor into ...
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Can I still run Ubuntu Desktop without a graphics card on 20.04?

I'm a bit of a Linux noob so bear with me here! A few years ago I set up an ubuntu desktop (I think 18.04 or maybe 16.04) to boot up and auto run a program for me with no graphics card plugged in to ...
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Minimal latex installation for headless server

I have a (headless) server running Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. I would like to install latex, mainly to embed latex fonts in plots with Python/matplotlib. Is there a minimimal latex installation option which ...
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Minimum set of packages for headless LibreOffice install?

I need to install LO on a server, and run headless transforms between various document types. The full LO install is about 1 GB, most of which is useless in a server environment. There's now a ...
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Chromium and Chromedriver do not work correctly, permission denied

I'm trying to automate some features with php-chrome library. I need to use chromium.chromedriver installed on my server. So I installed these apps. root@afs2:~#: google-chrome --version Google Chrome ...
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Ubuntu Server Headless Installation to SSH

I want to install Ubuntu Server via SSH. I am new to this, so I want to see the installation prompts to guide me through the install. So I want to get the SSH service running and then have the rest of ...
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how to enable headless operation on an Ubuntu 22.04 desktop running on a Raspberry PI without screen

I've tried to follow: RPI4 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: Switch between headless and hdmi mode without any changes but it doesn't seem to work. The RPi fails to boot. My goal is to be able to connect via ...
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Remote into headless Unit

So when I try to remote in via TightVNC I just get a black screen, the port was open and after some troubleshooting I figured it had to be that screen sharing was disabled in preferences. That's fine, ...
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Restart network interface after reconfiguration of default gateway

I had to swap out my router, and unfortunately that also means changing the default gateway. I have updated the configuration in /etc/netplan/00-installer-config.yml with my net configuration and run #...
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How to install QEMU on Ubuntu Server?

All the info I can find do something like this: sudo apt install qemu-kvm libvirt-daemon-system libvirt-clients But when executing it shows it will install a LOT of packages that are for systems with ...
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How can I ensure I can login to my laptop with a failing screen?

I have a Lenovo Flex with Ubuntu installed and the screen has been increasingly unreliable (flickering, sometimes just black). I'd like to ensure I can still use the computer when the screen dies, so ...
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Install ubuntu server without screen

Is it possible to install ubuntu server on headless machine? I downloaded the image on my windows pc, i can flash it to pendrive, but i don't have a screen for the machine i want to install it on. Can ...
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Bash - Accept EULA in script non-interactively

I'm trying to build a singularity container for working with Microsoft Azure Kinect SDK. I need to install k4a-tools in a headless manner, but I can't figure out the right way to accept the EULA non-...
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VNC unattended on virgin instal ubuntu workstation

I have a new laptop running LTS ubuntu workstation. It runs the default GNOME GUI I want to keep this thing running 24x7 and have cacti to poll several systems via script and/or SNMP. Cacti is not the ...
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TigerVNC as service in 22.04 headless Ubuntu server fails to start

I have set up TigerVNC on a headless Ubuntu 22.04 server in the cloud, so headless. Launching vncserver as my sudo user works fine and I can connect via an SSH tunnel (although I cannot launch ...
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Logging in to headless Ubuntu Server has started take Long Time

recently I've been having trouble with one of my (headless) Ubuntu servers. Critical software like NFS and munge have stopped working, and it seems to be because of how long it takes to log into the ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 reinstallation without a screen

I have an Ubuntu server at home to use as a workplace storage, etc. and I need to reinstall it. I don't have a monitor to do it because I don't have the right plug, they aren't selling them in my ...
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How can I set up my headless Ubuntu $DISPLAY to a local network Windows 11 PC display?

I am very confused about X server/client and got many errors that I could not solve, nor the community here (maybe). My main goal is to have a seamless GUI integration, just like when working over ...
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Install ubuntu server by flashing disk drive

I wonder if there is a way to install ubuntu server(or any other linux distribution) just by flashing drive and plugging it into new machine(configuring it by conf files beforehand). I found way for ...
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How to enable Anydesk unattended access on headless Ubuntu machine?

My company is subscribed to the Anydesk performance license, we hoped that there would be an option to create a custom client with unattended access available - however, there is not. Now we are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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