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Questions tagged [headless]

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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Running pulseaudio in a headless server installation

I'm trying to play some music on my headless linux installation. At first, I thought, there should be any problem, you have to connect to the server over ssh and run some commands like cvlc ...
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Jenkins slave is not accessing chrome in GUI

I have my selenium automation script running in chrome and it is running through Jenkins. I have two machines in Jenkins, one master, and one slave, both of them are Windows 2012 R2. While running in ...
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Notebook with broken graphics card vncing to raspberry?

I have a moderately fast notebook with a broken graphics card and a totally functionable raspberry 3B. I had the idea of installing a linux system onto the notebook, install Kodi into it, start a VNC-...
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How do you configure selenium headless Firefox or Chrome WebDrivers to support inline frames?

I am trying an automation test that has inline frames from other sites. The test works in non-headless with the iframes loading properly but it does not work in headless firefox or chrome. When ...
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How do I move my Dropbox folder on a headless Linux system?

I am using a headless system with remote access only visa ssh. My file system is btrfs. To prepare for the upcoming ext4 shift, I created a ext4 image file - dd if=/dev/zero of=dropbox.ext4.img bs=...
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Selenium WebDriver does not navigate to url as soon as headless option is given..

I'm struggling to get headless chromium to work in our corporate environment (where we use kerberos authentication). I can open up pages with a simple script (Nugets Selenium.WebDriver v3.14.0 and ...
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Libreoffice - Find export filter parameters

Given this command line to convert a file into a jpeg image with LibreOffice: soffice --headless --convert-to jpeg --outdir . odf-file I saw you can set some options like quality compression when ...
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Connect remotely to Dropbox service from a server

I wonder how to authenticate a remote linux server with dropbox daemon installed without X server.
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Use Selenium on Ubuntu-Server

I recently created an Ubuntu-Server on Digital Ocean. Now I want to do some automated web-testing using selenium and Python3 (filling forms, etc.), but I can't seem to find a way to run selenium. ...
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Headless standalone firefox never returns from making a screenshot

I'm trying to make a screensot with firefox on "Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS" wget -O firefox-58.0.tar.bz2 https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/58.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-58.0....
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Run headless Google Chrome on Mac OS X on startup

I'm currently running on OS X El Capitan, and I'd like to make run Google Chrome in headless mode on startup. So far I've tried to do this via Terminal but I have been unable to find a proper way to ...
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Looking for a way to remote manage a completely headless system

I have an old WS that I turned into a dedicated plex transcoding server. It is running windows 7(64 bit) and has no onboard or dedicated graphics installed( to lower the power usage of an always on ...
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How do I disable headless mode in Firefox?

Is it possible to disable headless mode in Firefox (so that nobody can use it)? https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1338004
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Triple boot in headless MacMini

It is my first question here and hope I'm asking it properly. I’m currently using a headless MacMini with dual-boot - macOS Sierra vs Windows 10 – and thanks to “bootcamp”, I can leave Windows 10 ...
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VNC on headless Ubuntu server

So I've been trying for the past day to get my Ubuntu server to boot to desktop without a monitor connected to it. If it doesn't boot to the desktop, the vino server won't start. Which in result makes ...
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How to make VM in VirtualBox start headless by default?

How to make VM in VirtualBox start headless by default? Not to press SHIFT every time to start headless...
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Linux headless and mega.nz sync

I have a server with Ubuntu 14.04 and I need to sync (real-time sync, not push-pull via cronjob) with a mega.nz account. Right now my solution was to install Mate and megasync gui app, but I want ...
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how to auto open web browser into raspberry pi without monitor/PC?

My program in python consist of a command to auto open a web page in chromium browser when a button is pushed. I used : os.system("chromium-browser --kiosk http://google.com") this program works ...
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How to temporarily switch to a headless environment in Windows?

On Linux, sometimes the display will freeze or something similar and it's necessary to switch to a headless environment. You can do this by typing Ctrl+Alt+F2, a shortcut that bypasses the display ...
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Cannot connect to Raspberry Pi using en0 IP address

I have two separate RPis I have only ever used headlessly using my Mac (OSX). When I set up my first RPi I used an online tutorial wherein I went into System Preferences->Network and changed '...
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Headless openvpn client on windows?

I'm looking for a client that can be run as an openvpn client but either headless or only in console. Reason being that I want to wrap a GUI application around it. I know that OpenVPN has the ...
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In VirtualBox Headless Mode can I display the UI on demand?

I would like to auto-launch my Virtual Machines in Headless Mode, while being able to launch the GUI on demand. This user experience would be nearly identical to using a remote desktop session to ...
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Installing Centos on several headless home servers

I've been working on a custom project using vagrant and CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) virtual box and now I'd like start testing it on real hardware, to do that I intend to use a couple of ...
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Virtualbox: normal start fails, headless/detached start runs

When I try to start my newly created virtual machine on a fresh install of Virtualbox I get the following message. Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Debain. The virtual machine '...
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VGA to ethernet

SSH is a protocol used to communicate with headless systems but when there is pxe and bios problems it becomes too difficult to handle specially if we don't use serial console , kvm and other ...
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copying ssh id from debian to centos times out, how to debug?

I'm setting up another pc on my network. it will eventually be headless. It currently boots into the centos CLI ~ which is fine. now i want to copy over my ssh rsa key from my main debian pc to the ...
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Headless Dell PC no Audio Output

I have a basic Dell tower that is in my closet connected to a NAS which acts as a media server. I have a 3.5 mm cable from the headphones jack to my whole home audio system. Without a monitor hooked ...
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NVIDIA Start Xorg Without Monitors

I'm running Redhat 6.4 uname -ra Linux host.domain 2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 29 11:47:41 EST 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The graphics card is an NVIDA Tesla C2075, Driver Version: ...
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Can I use Steam in home streaming with windows 10 without a physical display attached?

Without a physical display attached, Windows 10 defaults to a 1024x768 display even though it has a very capable video card attached. When i connect with RDC, windows is willing to connect at, say, ...
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Connect via remote desktop to server using direct ethernet connection and APIPA address

I recently set up a headless Windows 10 machine to run some shared software that we only have one license for. I want to be able to use remote desktop to connect to it and take control, but I am ...
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Do I need a graphics card on a headless system?

I'm planning to make a proper server this time around and I've been digging for proper parts all over the net. However, I'm still uncertain whether or not I'll be needing a graphics card for my system ...
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Xulrunner crash when running with underprivileged user

I use SlimerJs as an headless browser on a server. Because the server have no xserver I used xvfb to run it. The command goes something like this: xvfb-run --server-args="-screen 0, 1024x768x24" ...
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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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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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Moving a partition without gparted [duplicate]

I need to move (shift) an ext4 partition on my disk in a headless Linux machine, like this: Before: [######### Partition #########][- Free space -] After: [- Free space -][######### Partition #######...
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Run wine totally headless

I want to run wine headless and avoid the error message: Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set correctly. Is there a way or do i have to route/forward it to some output? ...
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How to emulate EDID on HTPC so it can be run headless

as my title, i need some way to make my HTPC think there is a screen connected, because when i connect to it thrue VNC or Teamviewer the screen is all black when there is no screen connected. so my ...
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How to change LibreOffice settings without GUI

Is there a way to change Libre Office settings through command line or some configuration file? We would want to change the measurement units from imperial to metric while converting to HTML in ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I assign a VirtualBox guest a permanent network-independent address?

I maintain several headless VirtualBox guests on my laptop (Ubuntu host, Ubuntu/Debian/Windows guests). I start them from the command line, they are assigned an IP address via DHCP, I query them to ...
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How to turn a desktop Linux box headless

I'm sure this is a question that has been answered before, but with a number of different searches, I can't find it! I have a computer with Linux already installed (Lubuntu 13.10), and when it boots, ...
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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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are there any programs beside MPD that could be run in a headless server, and autoDJ files while streaming to icecast or shoutcast? [closed]

I'm looking for a broadcasting source that could be managed in a linux server without GUI. either with commandline, or web-based. I need it to randomly select my audio files and stream them to ...
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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 such....
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Linux kernel option to force video card to stay on

I just installed Debian Wheezy 7.1.0 on an Intel vPro System (Intel Core i5-2520M, SuperMicro MBD-X9SCV-Q-O). Intel AMT's KVM works perfectly until Debian has completed booting and shows the login ...
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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 ...