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 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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Why are other softwares or packages unable to match Google Chrome's ability in printing PDF [closed]

Recently, I have tried to print PDF from html files. After searching on the Internet, I found print-to-pdf in Headless Chrome and wkhtmltopdf. I've tried both of them. Headless Chrome gives a ...
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Remote headless web browser?

Is there such a thing as a remote, headless web browser? I'm running a free instance of EC2, which simply won't the graphical interface (I tried Ubuntu with some lightweight window server and was ...
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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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Running headless chromium to generate PDFs in a sandbox

I'm trying to use headless chromium to generate a PDF inside of a sandbox process and I'm hitting this error: [0819/103455.722:ERROR:audio_device_listener_win.cc(46)] ...
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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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Using cursor and keyboard commands after terminating Windows Remote Connection

I'm trying to set up a Windows server to scrape data with python from a particular program. I'm using keyboard and cursor to navigate the program. Everything works fine I'm connected to server via ...
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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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I need multiple Windows images: virtual machine (e.g. VirtualBox) or multiple partitions?

Context: As an embedded systems developer, I have multiple projects that necessitate different Windows-10 based development tools and hardware for each one. For example, I might need the IAR IDE with ...
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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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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 #######...