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

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Why does my raspberry pi keep halting?

My Raspberry Pi (Raspbian) (Headless) keeps stopping all connections (Pinging and trying to connect to Shell In A Box and ssh) after 5-10 mins of being on. It requires to be rebooted in order to work ...
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Can not Headlessly connect to Pi through LAN without wifi and internet sharing

this is the tutorial I've been following I can not SSH into my Pi unless the wifi on my laptop (MBP) is on and internet sharing is enabled. I have my laptop set to a manual LAN address of ...
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xterm-256color behavior on Mac OS X

I have succeeded getting a minimalist connection between my Mac and my Raspberry Pi (RPi). With one USB-Serial adapter cable, I login to my RPi and do command-line work, even using Vim to edit files, ...
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Use /boot/cmdline.txt for creating first-boot script

Many questions have been asked about how to find my Pi on my network. Others - including myself - have time consuming issues while trying to deploy a batch of fresh Pi's. While the creation of ...
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configure setup to install apache, php, and then copy in /var/www/

Is there a way to cause noobs to install apache and php during setup, or perhaps leave a script which will do that upon first boot? And then copy info into /var/www? Basically what I want is a way ...
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Set up wifi using hotpot.

What I want to do is be able to plug my pi in anywhere, and if it doesn't find a wifi it knows about, it then starts it's own, allowing me either to connect to it directly, and either use it like ...
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Terminate an auto run script safely on abrupt power off [duplicate]

I am working on a project which needs relay to be controlled using raspberry pi. I have set up my script to run on boot up but when power is turned off sometimes the relay is left in ON state as the ...
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Raspberry Pi network crashes but can still ping

I have my raspberry Pi set up as a headless server running samba and deluge, where the OS's file system is mounted as read-only. It is connected by ethernet cable to the router, and has a USB hard ...
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How to specify hostname in NOOBS installation files?

Is there some way to specify the hostname (instead of default "raspberry") that is used when doing a NOOBS (ver. 1.3.4 or 1.4.1) installation? The hostname is present in /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname ...
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Headless installation: able to ping, unable to ssh (locally); [duplicate]

All, I'm new to the RPI and have spent a couple of hours trying to do a headless install using NOOBS v1.4.0 on a RPI 2 (model B). Note that I need to perform a headless install because I only own a ...
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Is there a way to Mirror the HDMI TTY Terminal over the Network (i.e. Not Desktop and Not SSH)

I'm working with unique headless PI that has USB-HID hardware attached to it. On boot, the device stays in terminal mode (does not startx). I'd like to be able to interact with the programming ...
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Run two python script automatically on Headless raspberry pi project

I'm doing a project where raspberry pi runs headless. I have written two python programs, one for swiching off the raspberry pi via gpio push button and the other is a opencv-python program. I need to ...
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How to safely do a headless Raspian install with WiFi only network

Is there a safe way to do a headless install of Raspian with a wifi-only network? I have a laptop with an SD slot to preconfigure the SD card as necessary. By "safe" I mean that at no point do I ...
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How much performance do I lose, when running the desktop (but not using it)?

Using raspi-config you can decide whether the pi should boot into a desktop environment or not. I only use my pi over ssh so if the desktop is there or not does not matter to me at all. My question ...
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Boot up Raspberry Pi B+ with a laptop running Windows 7 [duplicate]

Could someone please find me a step-by-step list of instructions to boot up my RasPi B+ using my Win7 laptop. I do not have an external display or keyboard available. I have a NOOBS SD card, but I'm ...
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Raspberry Pi static IP address Ethernet timeout

I have set up the Raspberry Pi to work fine with Raspbian on Wi-Fi, etc., but when I would try to connect after a reset the IP address would change. Then I spent all this time changing the ...
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Headless wifi configuration ( AP mode )

I'm looking for a solution for configuring wifi in headless mode, the same way as IoT devices : when not known wifi in range, toggle to AP mode with a predefined SSID, run a small web-server to list ...
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Pi B+ as a 24v motor controller, code written in C#(Mono). Power concerns

Background Information My college has entered an annual racing competition called Greenpower, and it's been agreed to use a Raspberry Pi as the car motor controller. Since I am the only knowledgeable ...
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Headless RaspberryPi Network Login [Proxy]

I am connecting my RaspberryPi to my school's WiFi network which is fine for local operations like SSH, but the school has a web login to associate the IP with a user account which grants internet ...
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Raspbian can't seem to connect to ethernet

I've burned the Raspbian image downloaded from the official website to the SD card, plugged it in for the first boot, all LEDs turn on, but... The Pi doesn't show on the DHCP clients list - the only ...
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Streaming live video to websites? [closed]

A little flavor text: My wife and I are having our baby in Taiwan, and we want to use a camera, such that my family and friends can go to a website, fill in a password, and see a live stream of the ...
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unmount root on headless pi

I have a set of PIs that I control remotely. I am going to update them to set the the root of the filesystem as read-only (to avoid SDACRD corruption problems). However, occasionally I will need to ...
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Usage of graphics core for headless XRDP server

I run my Pi as a headless server, running (among others) XRDP. My question is this: does XRDP use the video core and RAM? If not what is the lowest possible memory split?
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Best practices for “hardening” an RPi for embedded applications (unattended operation)?

This is a very general question, but I'm sure others will want to know the answer... I'm using headless RPi's for a remote monitoring application. These RPi's will be buried in utility closets and ...
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“Easy” Headless File Transfer

So what I am trying to do is, by any means, transfer one .txt file from my phone to the Raspberry Pi. However, I want to be able to do this without inputting a pin, via bluetooth, that I have to ...
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Headless Pi server over Wifi

I bought new Pi b+. So i found my hungry wifi dongle can work on it well, I decided to put my Pi running headlessly over wifi. But problem is if wifi disconnects, the Pi wont reconnect. I'm using ...
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Pi Headless: How to confirm that the Pi is shut down

I am running my Pi headless connected to my wireless router using a ethernet cable. I wanted to shut down the pi remotely even when I am not connected to it using SSH/Putty to shut it down ...
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Raspbian GUI Headless

I'm planning to run Raspbian on a Model B v1 (256MB) Pi, and I'd rather not have the memory overhead of a GUI running in the background. I know that there are a few Raspbian Server respins available ...
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Connect Raspberry Pi to MacBook air over USB ethernet adapter and use the WiFi connection on the Mac

My setup = Raspberry pi + Keybaord + Mouse, connected to a MacBook air via a USB Ethernet adapter. On the MacBook air, internet sharing is on to allow the USB Ethernet device use the WiFi connection ...
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How to use flash storage as blackout-proof volatile memory?

I plan on using the Raspbian derivative Industrial Perennial Environment or a similar solution to create a blackout-proof headless Raspberry Pi for use with various electronics. Obviously this means ...
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SSH/SOCKS/HTTP Proxy

I use Google Chrome Portable regularly on a computer where I have no administrator rights or access to network settings. I want to use my Raspberry Pi as a proxy from my house so I can use my internet ...
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Booting Up a Headless Raspberry Pi using Mac OS X

I bought the Raspberry Pi Model B (Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kit off Amazon) thinking this would be my first and final purchase for a while, but have been unsuccessful in getting the computer ...
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No input on FTDI / Serial on raspberry

I have one of these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FEAMUOK/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Hooked it up as described in in the last post here: Running Headless - checking Boot ...
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Debugging headless install

I just got a Model B which I intend to use headless only, via ssh (it's the only way I can use it for now either). I followed this steps to "burn" Rasbian (downloaded from the official website) to a ...
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How to connect my RaspBerry Pi directly to my PC using ethernet cable? Don't work

I am trying to install\configure RaspBian on my new RaspBerry Pi in headless way. So I have wrote the RaspBian distro on the SD using the dd Linux statment and I am following this tutorial to connect ...
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Some doubts about created partitions after the us of the DD statment [duplicate]

I am not very experienced using Linux and I have the following situation that cause me some doubts. I have wrote RaspBian (the RaspBerry linux distribution) on an SD card using Ubuntu dd statment: ...
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Some doubts about how write RaspBian on SD card using dd command?

I am very new in RaspBerry Pi and I am trying to installa RaspBian on my SD. So I have perform the following operations: 1) In the shell I have execute the following statment to copy RaspBian on my ...
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What is the standard file system that a SD card have to use before write Raspbian using dd command?

I am very new to the Rasperry Pi and I am installing Raspbian in Headless manner. I have the following question. I have to write the Raspbian image on my SD card using the dd Linux command. The ...
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How do I change the default OS to start with NOOBS Dual Boot headless?

I installed two operating systems on my raspberry pi using NOOBS. In my configuration the pi works headless, that means I won't be able to chage the os to start at runtime since I have no monitor and ...
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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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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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Connecting to a Raspberry Pi TightVNC server isn't working with Screenshare on Mac OS X?

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 ...