A headless system is one that runs without a monitor (the head).

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How do I discover the IP address of my headless RPi?

I've configured my RPi to be headless, and plugged it into my router. How do I discover the local IP address so I can ssh into it? Update: Lots of documents point out that you can log into the ...
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Connect to raspi over ethernet with no known IP

Is it possible to set the IP of a raspi from another connected device? I have my raspi plugged into the ethernet port on my iMac. The raspi doesn't have an IP (as far as I can tell), so I can't ssh ...
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RPi does not work with USB thumb drive anymore

I recently upgraded my RaspberryPi's storage using a 64GB USB Thumb Drive. I use my Pi as a BittorrentSync "Server" to have my files always accessible. Currently, this is the only operation it does ...
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Accessing the command line on the Raspberry Pi outside

When I'm working with my Raspberry Pi, I usually connect it to a screen using the HDMI cable. If I only need to modify one or two lines, I also use ssh. When I'm running my Raspberry Pi outside of ...
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Most Secure way to Attach Wires to Header?

I am constructing a portable device (a tool the enhance the quality of life for a blind user) but, alas, because it is portable, it must be able to survive the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. ...
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Mount system as read-only except some directories

I'm tired of having my RPi SDCard corrupted at least once a week, so I have transferred all files I cared to an USBDrive, and I intend to mount everything on the SDCard as read-only, however I do use ...
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I can't connect to my raspberry pi until I curl to the connecting device

I have seen other questions on this board that are similar but I haven't seen an answer that works for me. I have a raspberry pi setup so that it can talk to the wireless lan. I am on an Airport ...
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How to get Wi-Fi to connect on boot?

Raspberry Pi Model B OS: Raspbian I am running my Pi headless (currently through a direct Ethernet connection). I have a USB WiFi dongle. I would like to have the WiFi start up at boot and connect ...
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Shutting down my Pi safely

I was looking at How to shut down RPi when running headless and really happy to see the awesomeness! So, is it possible to use udev rule to shutdown my Pi when I switch off the router that connects ...
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Raspberry pi tightvnc server not working with mac OSX Mavericks

I have a tightvnc server set up on my raspberry pi on port 1 but when I try to connect to it from my mac using the built in screen sharing client i get an error: Connection Failed to:192.168.1.127:1 ...
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Changing the static IP of a Pi headless

I have a Pi that was set to some static IP that I don't remember (I can't nmap it out because the static IP works in a different part of the network than the one I am in right now). I'm trying to ...
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NAS & Torrenting

I have a 512MB Pi, Wifi dongle, 1TB Lacie External HDD, 16GB USB Stick, Couple of SD Cards (mostly 10 class), USB 2.0 Self Powered USB Hub etc. I would like to control my Pi using Macbook which has ...
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Raspberry Pi X-session fails to load over SSH

Am connecting from my Linux (Mint) desktop to the Fedora (rpfr18) Raspberry Pi using SSH X tunneling. When the Pi comes up, I connect to it from the desktop xterminal using: SSH -X ...
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Only wite to directory when USB is mounted

After following this answer a while back I have now run into some problems. My situation: I have a USB-HDD set up to get mounted to a directory on my SD card using fstab. Using the Raspebrry Pi ...
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How to get Motion working “On the fly”

I'm wanting to use my Pi as a dashcam and I'll have it set ffmpeg to make mpeg4 recordings. On the Motion website here they describe you being able to generate mpeg films "On the fly." I have done ...
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Motion save to usb hdd - no permissions [closed]

I'm wanting to use my Pi as a dashboard camera and I'm wanting motion to save its files to the usb but it doesn't have permissions to save to it. The usb is currently FAT32 so I can plug it into a ...
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PI streaming audio with mplayer runs for a while and then becomes unresponive

I’ve got a raspberry pi running headless, playing an audio stream through mplayer over wifi. Crontab loads mplayer on boot, as well as a couple scripts: one that pings the router, and if there is ...
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Prepare SD card for Wifi on Headless Pi

I need to SSH my Pi over wifi but because it is a model A board (using a usb hub is not possible - ever) and I have no ethernet, i can't configure the Pi to connect to my secured wifi network. I want ...
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Headless Raspberry Pi won't cold boot without monitor - with monitor OK

My old 256M Raspberry Pi shows odd headless boot behaviour it will not boot headless (SD green access briefly, but no ethernet lights). Official Raspian SD from ele14 that has been updated. Cold ...
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Network or shutdown issues on my Arch Pi

I'm using a B board as a headless print/scan server with Cups installed on Arch. The pi is plugged into a linksys router with DHCP, but i'm using the "Reserve IP address" feature on the router to ...
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Couldn't establish Raspberry Pi SSH Connection

I am consistently trying to connect to my RPi through SSH but the connection is refusing. What I did is, I connect my RPi to my WiFi Router, Open Router's control panel and look into the DHCP table, ...
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How to get iPad to reliably connect to raspberry pi AP?

I am designing a car computer that is a simple readout and data logger using an OBD cable. I want to avoid buying a screen, so I am planning to generate a wifi network using an AP dongle I have, and ...
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Safe way to shut of Pi without keyboard, access to command line ,etc

I'm trying to utilize a Pi on a high altitude balloon where I just stick the pi in and go, when I get it back though to shut it down...is there a safe way without access to monitor, keyboard, etc? It ...
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How to uninstall X Server and Desktop Manager when running as headless server?

I'm using my Raspberry Pi as a headless server which I can ssh into. I don't need the X Server, LXDE etc. I'm running Raspbian "wheezy". I've already disabled "Start desktop on boot" using ...
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How to shut down RPi when running headless

If I am running a Pi headless, is there a command I can use to safely shut down, or should I simply remove the power cord?
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Enabling SSH on RPi without screen - keystrokes for raspi-config?

I don't have a screen for my Raspberry Pi. I want to SSH into it, but I get Connection Refused, so I presume SSH is not enabled. As advised in other questions I have looked at enabling the ...
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How to get Pulseaudio working with Music Player Daemon?

I installed MPD, to prevent crackling sound I want to use pulseaudio. So I configured MPD to use pulseaudio: audio_output { type "pulse" name "MPD PulseAudio Output" server "localhost" } ...
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Looking for a low-power, low-footprint WiFi solution

I am working on turning my Pi into a "Car-puter," and will be using one of the Pi-specific XBMC images (Xbian, Raspbian, perhaps OpenELEC). I would like to use the XBMC Android Remote app to be able ...
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Running Headless - checking Boot screen messages

Its fairly easy now to run headless from scratch with an RPi, One area it might be an issue though is debugging issues with devices that have been added to the RPi. Often you get indication of these ...
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Is the Raspberry Pi suitable for running continuously, 24/7?

I would like to run a headless machine to perform some basic automation and statistical generation (e.g. generating netstats, uploading to pvoutput.org), as well as any other trivial batch jobs that ...
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Prepare for ssh without a screen

I have a Raspberry Pi model B at home, but I do not have a screen. My plan is to connect it to the ethernet and then ssh into it. But this means that the SD card with the operating system (Debian ...