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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How to dismiss Windows 10 PIN entry from the keyboard only?

I have a Windows 10 machine that I run mostly "headless" (no monitor). I use the multimedia keys on a connected keyboard to control audio playback. I also have Windows lock the screen after ...
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Ubuntu with headless server + access with VNC at startup is not possible

ubuntu desktop 20.04 LTS installed. system is up and running, access over VNC is possible as long as i did a login at the desktop upfront. vnc service by vino. i want to use the system headless: ...
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VirtualBox Manager needs to be open or a Headless VM goes offline

I know this sounds weird but I have a VM with Debian with some services so it doesn't need a GUI. But after a few minutes running (not immediately) this VM goes offline as if its sleeping or something ...
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XServer on Root Server with NVIDIA GPU (headless) - permission error

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.3 (HWE) LTS on a root server with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 and no attached monitor (headless). I have installed Ubuntu-desktop for some rendering stuff. The connection to the ...
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Headless debian based system sometimes gets stuck and needs press Enter to continue

I'm running a bunch of headless systems based on arm cpu board PI Zéro W with Debian 10 Buster fork Raspbian OS. It globally works pretty well, but from time to time, some of them crashes. Most of the ...
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How do I set up an X-window display on a remote headless system that doesn't have X installed?

I have an application I want to run on HPC (using a BASH script) that needs an X display, or else it errors out. Since this is an HPC application, the client itself does not have an installation of X ...
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Configuring Jetson nano for headless and hardware accelerated gstreamer and opengl

How do I run a jetson nano headless but keep hardware acceleration? Specifically, I need hardware accelerated gstreamer and OpenGL. I've seen solutions which use the xf86-video-dummy driver to set up ...
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Fedora 34 won't start after removing graphics card (headless)

After installing Fedora 34 Workstation (vanilla configuration with default partitions), it starts fine with the graphics card installed but no monitor attached. However, if I remove the graphics card, ...
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Can a USB monitor be used during BIOS config?

I'm pessimistic but hoping I'm wrong: can one of those cheap USB monitors be used on a computer during BIOS config, or do they all need drivers to be running before they show you anything? I've got a ...
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Connect remotely for terminal use only (headless) RDP

Using Windows 10 Home or Pro connecting to Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter for remote desktops and sessions, any way to connect to this only for using PowerShell? I don't need to load all ...
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Google chrome is starting automatically --headless --disable-gpu --remote -debuging-port=9222 URL, making my computer slow

For many days I saw a weird behavior of google chrome that it automatically starts some program in the background and that utilizes more than 70% of my CPU, and some integrated GPU as well. I change ...
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Unable to change VNC resolution on headless machine

The goal: I want to connect to my headless (no monitors connected) machine using VNC and the GPU for the VNC session should be the real GPU (not a dummy GPU) How I tried to set up: 1.Logged into the ...
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Why are so many chrome process running in my os?

No chrome opened . ps aux|grep chrome | grep headless |wc -l 71 I can see there are 71 chrome process with headless running now. debian 28661 0.0 1.2 329728 47120 pts/1 Sl 22:37 0:00 /opt/...
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qBittorrent as a remote

I have installed headless qBittorrent on my server. I can access it through the web UI (localy or through internet) but it's not convegnent (e.g., when I download a torrent, it's not associated with ...
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How to run Chrome headless with noproxy on Linux?

Running Selenium with ChromeDriver 87.0.4280.88 on Linux (CetOS7) in headless mode. I know that not all networking features are supported in headless mode, but running without any proxy feels like it ...
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Why does xserver require a physical screen?

I was searching for a solution to run a graphical application without a physical screen. The application is showing multiple hardware accelerated video streams with gstramer-vaapi. I dont want to ...
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Unable to use --screenshot or --print-to-pdf flags using headless mode of Chromium on Ubuntu desktop

I am using the headless version of Chrome and Chromium to take screenshots of given pages. It works fine on Windows and Ubuntu server, but not on an Ubuntu Desktop VM. I get the error "Open ...
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How do you enter the command line of a headless virtual machine on a headless server?

I am running a server on Arch Linux that I would like to divide into a few virtual machines using Virtual Box. Both the server and the VM are headless machines, and both will be running Arch Linux. ...
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Tmux force resize?

I'm using tmux as a tty for a project I'm running, using capture-pane to get the info off and send-keys to interact with. I need the terminal size to be 40x24 so data doesnt run off the screen, and I ...
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How to setup Alpine Linux in headless mode over ethernet with SSH?

I want to set up Alpine Linux on a Raspberry Pi over SSH, but I have no monitor and keyboard at hand. I copy the tarball to the formatted SD card as described in the Alpine Linux wiki, add an ...
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How To VNC Into a Headless Windows 10 Machine

I want to connect to my headless work PC from my home PC. Before I made my work PC headless, I connected to my work PC (Windows 10 Enterprise) using my home PC (Windows 10 Home) via RDP, and that ...
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Export to PDF with LibreOffice command-line, selecting an output filename

This works to export a PDF: C:\Program Files\LibreOffice\program\soffice.exe --headless --convert-to pdf test.doc --outdir . but it doesn't allow to change the output filename. I found the option to ...
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VirtualBox no Internet in headless mode only

I have Windows 10 in a VirtualBox. When I run it from within VirtualBox everything works fine. The network is in a bridged mode and Guest system has Internet access. However, when I run it in a ...
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Force Resolution on headless computer to view it when connecting remotely

I have an headless windows 10 professional pc. Every time I connect to it with Solarwinds Take Control I get a resolution of 640x480. I tried to change the resolution with several tools but I can't ...
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Can I run a headless Ubuntu server with a Ryzen 5 2600 with no GPU?

I built a headless Ubuntu server with a Ryzen 5 2600, and configured it graphically with a graphics card inserted. When I take it out and try to boot, it does not let me SSH. Do I need to have a ...
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Launch GUI application on Headless System

One Python Script One GUI application Python Script does two things, currently launches at boot up of windows 10 OS, via the Common Startup folder. Python Script is running as server software to ...
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Building ffmpeg with x11grab support in headless environment

Anyone knows how to build ffmpeg with x11grab support in a headless session, e.g. Open Build Service? I can build it in a normal X11 session, but not without the X. As OBS essentially creates a ...
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Install headless version linux for old NAS system

I have a NAS storage (WD MyBook, the old one [https://images.anandtech.com/doci/4952/mybook_photo.JPG]) and I want to change the HDD for a new one. Currently it runs LinuxNAS, which appears to be some ...
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Run QEMU on a headless host

I am not sure if anyone has been stupid enough to try something like this or if I am just really bad at using Google. I would like a host OS that would be a linux, say Arch Linux, and I would like to ...
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Headless Chrome hangs when trying to print page as PDF

At our organization we use headless-chrome for converting web pages into PDFs. We have a special Java application for that, that uses the following CDT client for launching the chrome instances and ...
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Solution for a temporary direct ethernet cable connection between Linux home server and Windows laptop

What is the best solution for a temporary direct ethernet cable connection between Linux home server and Windows laptop. Let's assume the that the Linux home server is headless, and is normally ...
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Google-chrome --headless --disable-gpu gives a network error on Centos

Running google-chrome-browser latest (75) is giving me a really strange error I am unable to decipher, and I can't find anything helpful about this: $ google-chrome --disable-gpu --headless 'http://...
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Non-Latin characters not showing in headless Chrome on Ubuntu Server

When I visit a site in Chrome, it shows non-Latin characters just fine. However, when I run the same site in headless Chrome on Ubuntu Server and view the site via the debugger on port 9222, then all ...
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Run a Selenium script on a remote machine

I have a small Selenium script written in Python, and I want it to run 24/7. I tried to run it on a remote machine without any success because I couldn't manage to run Xorg or more specifically ...
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How to delay print to pdf in chrome?

I have a dashboard that contains multiple charts. The charts listen for parent DOM width changes and resize to it but it takes some time to do that. When I press Cmd+P in Chrome it shrinks the ...
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Record screen on a headless machine

The last time I visited op.gg I stumbled across a new feature which allows to record an active match and download it afterwards. I am wondering how it is possible to record something without having a ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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