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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Create bootable hard drive image

I've got a file server running Linux that I want to be able to run headless and access it via ssh. I no longer have room for the monitor and keyboard and plan to put it in a closet or somewhere out of ...
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VirtualBox headless caused high CPU load on Mac OS X

When I run a CentOS linux VM on VirtualBox in headless mode the CPU continuously spikes up to about 80% for a couple of seconds at a time with a short 1 or 2 second gap and then does it again. Even ...
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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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“VirtualBox - Critical Error” When VMs are Runned From Scheduled Tasks

I have 2 VMs running with VirtualBox under a Windows 2003 Server R2 Standard x64 Edition, both are started with scheduled tasks when server starts. VMs: Debian x64 Windows XP Professional Both ...
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Using Windows 7 with Dual Monitors to access Headless PC via Remote Desktop

I work remotely and access a computer in my office. That computer is headless and I use cisco vpn and RDC to access it. (Both machines are running windows 7 pro) At home I have 3 monitors and when I ...
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Why grub stuck at boot using UEFI, and with VGA unplugged?

I want to make a headless server using Debian 8 (Jessie) in an UEFI machine. After installation the machine boots only with a VGA plugged.
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Script or method to move email from a POP Inbox to an IMAP Inbox on a headless server

I have cantankerous POP server from a remote legacy system that I can't control or change. My customers' need to receive all these emails on their internal IMAP server so all the office ...
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Headless hypervisor installation

I currently have an HP ProLiant Microserver set up at home, for standard tasks - a simple Linux distro, running a few services (Transmission, Sickbeard, etc.), hosting a few websites, e-mail, and ...
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Single fullscreen application via remote desktop in headless vm

I want to set up a virtual machine (kvm/qemu) that runs on a headless host. The guest should run a Linux system (preferebly Ubuntu Server) that runs a single non-headless application. This should be ...
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How to use headless Skype over DBUS on Debian

I installed Skype on Debian and ran it headless, however, I cannot interact with it over dbus. Some context of what I have so far: Installed Debian 6 on VMware fusion box from netinst CD Skype ...
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fsck scheduled for reboot - ignored?

Recently my server had a power failure which obviously led to hard drive corruption: sudo fsck -n fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 e2fsck 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014) Warnung! /dev/mapper/pdc_gahfdjcb2 ist ...
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Can I use a MSI laptop with the video card removed?

I have a MSI gx640, I thought the only thing wrong with it was a bad video card. The screen always stays black, an external monitor does not work either. I have a ssd with ubuntu and ssh configured, ...
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apt over SSH hangs on my Raspberry Pi

I have a very strange phenomenon on my R-Pi. If I run either apt or aptitude via a remote SSH shell, the processor jumps to 100% (top shows it's apt). If I connect my keyboard and run it on an ...
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grub2 with serial backup

I just setup a headless server. I would like to administrate this via serial, but I won't always have a serial connection plugged in. If I configure GRUB_TERMINAL="console serial", grub2 will not ...
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Putting the 'head' back on after running 'headless'?

I have an Intel-based machine running WindowsXP from a SATADOM. I know, it's old, but that's what I need to run. Anyway, when it boots, I have it configured to automatically run a couple of Python ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop as local server - ext4-fs error

I have set an Ubuntu 14.04 as a local server. Also I have two identical hdds on RAID1, on md0. I have tested raid configuration and works ok. I installed virtualbox from the official website and keep ...
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Add extension to incomplete files inside torrents

uTorrent has an "Append .!ut to incomplete files" option: I want to achieve something similar in rtorrent (the storage is formatted as NTFS). I know it accepts scripting commands but the ...
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Use HP 2133 mininote as headless server

I've got a dead HP 2133 mininote, and I think the issue is the GPU. Apparently it's a well known fault. I have the same symptoms: power light comes on no screen display the touchpad lock still ...
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Libreoffice PPT to PDF Place Holder Text Removal

I am using Libreoffice headless version for CentOS to convert .pptx to PDF. But the PDF produced have placeholder text that says "Click to edit master text styles", "First Level", "Second Level", etc. ...