Refers to a computer system or device that has been configured to operate without a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. A headless system is typically controlled via a network connection.

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How do I prevent accidentally building X as a dependency when installing a port?

I'm running FreeBSD in a small VM image, and I want to keep it headless. Is there an easy flag to set somewhere to prevent installing X as a dependency, or do I just need to rely on eternal vigilance? ...
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Debian installation on cluster

I have an old cluster [30 nodes, specs on each node[2GHz processor, 512MB RAM]]. The nodes have Debian 2.0 installed and I want to upgrade all nodes to Debian 5.0 stable version. Is there a painless ...
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Dual boot a headless machine?

I wondering whether it is possible to set up a headless machine (application server) in a dual boot configuration. The goal is to have linux (debian lenny or sid) and windows (XP pro, no use upgrading ...
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How to access VNC on a Linux server without having been logged in to the machine first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically start VNC server on startup I have a Linux server at home, and by default no-one is logged in to that box. I'd like to establish a remote desktop ...
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How to select OS via grub on headless system?

I have a dual boot system (Linux and Windows) that I normally run headless and which boots by default into Linux (which is what I use mainly). This all works fine, except that on occasions when I want ...
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Configure Bluetooth PAN between keyboard-less/GUI-less Ubuntu server and Kubuntu laptop

I want to configure a Bluetooth PAN between an Ubuntu server and my laptop (Kubuntu). Does anyone have any pointers on how to accomplish this? I've plugged in a USB Bluetooth dongle and I'm not sure ...
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Interesting uses for a headless host running Ubuntu [closed]

So, I have configured a PC with no monitor, keyboard, or mouse running Ubuntu. I use it as an ssh server, file backup, web server, etc. Though, it seems as if I could use it for so much more, the ...
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use of gnome-keyring-daemon without X

I'm wondering if it is possible to use gnome-keyring-daemon without X. Normally it will present a graphical prompt in order to acquire a password for the keyring; is there a way around this? I'd ...
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How do I run vino-server without a monitor attached in Ubuntu 10.04

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 yesterday on a headless home server. I use the server for a variety of purposes, and what I don't know how to do via SSH I've alway been able to do through VNC. ...
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How can I boot Dell Vista box headless without a keyboard?

I have a Dell box running Vista I connect to via RDT. I'd like to run it completely headless, but it requires a keyboard plugged in or I get the ironic message "No keyboard detected, press F1 to ...
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Fusion: create “headless” virtual machines?

Is there a way to run a VM in Fusion that starts when the machine does, but I can then access via Remote Desktop (Windows) or ssh (Linux) rather than by opening the Fusion app, starting the VM, and ...
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Virtualbox in Headless mode

I used the virtual machines in virtualbox in a "headless" mode instead of a GUI mode. what are the advantages of using it in a headless mode?? by headless does it mean that the server doesnt have a ...
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Unable to run openoffice in headless mode

I want to automoate some PPT -> PDF conversions, so I want to run openoffice in headless mode for scripting. On my machine with X running I can start opemoffice in headless mode via soffice ...
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Which is best as a headless server? Ubuntu, Solaris, FreeBSD? [closed]

I need to run three machines as a cluster at home and want maximum performance from them, running an Erlang program. What is the best OS to use for this?
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How to reboot headless server with passphrase?

I have an old desktop computer that I want to start using as a headless server. With a monitor and a screen attached, I installed Ubuntu Server edition with encrypted LVM on the machine. After ...
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Getting sound to play from the speakers on a Headless 9.04 Ubuntu Serve

I have this Ubuntu Server running in my room and i wanted to use it as an alarm clock, so i decided to make a C++ program for it (i know i could've used cron but meh). The problem is the fact that i ...
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How do I set up my Ubuntu desktop as a media server/stereo system?

I have a laptop. I carry it around to different places and use it. I have nice speakers. I do not carry them around to different places. I have a desktop computer. I do not carry it around to ...
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Which torrent apps work headless (from command line only)?

There's a question on here about what torrent apps work well remotely, but I'm hoping to find out one that works well through a command line interface, preferably with no GUI. What torrent apps ...
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Installation of fedora 10 from install DVD, but with no monitor

I have an oldish box running fedora 2. I want to do a fresh install with fedora 10, but I do not have a screen/monitor for it (all my other machines are laptops). To save buying a monitor, does ...