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

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Is 'dwc2' limited to USB direct connections?

The instructions for setting up a direct-connect RPi Zero over USB have me add dtoverlay=dwc2 on a new line to `config.txt', and insert modules-load=dwc2,... in cmdline.txt. Are these settings ...
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Temporarily put a Pi into energy efficient mode (disable HDMI, avoid X Windows)

I want to deploy a RPi 3 in quasi-headless mode, i.e. no display attached, with an application running that takes time-lapse photos (with the standard camera module). Power is supplied through a ...
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How to use OS X Terminal and a USB cable with a Pi Zero?

I want to be able to use Terminal on my OS X machine to connect to my Zero directly over USB. How can I do this?
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jack fails to connect to session bus (without error)

I try to run jack on a headless machine - I get this: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo jackd -dalsa -r44100 -p512 jackdmp 1.9.10 Copyright 2001-2005 Paul Davis and others. Copyright 2004-2014 Grame. jackdmp ...
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R pi 3 headless first boot - cannot get an IP

I'm rather advanced with technology but this is my first attempt to set-up a R pi and it seems I've reached a dead-end. so, I downloaded and put on a SD card (sandisk ULTRA 8G) raspbian-jessie-lite ...
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Program will not run from console, works fine from IDLE GUI

I have written a small Wifi Radio program in Python that accesses the GPIO. Press button 1 it starts the radio, 2 pauses it, 3 next station etc. I have a i2c LCD display that displays the status of ...
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Is it possible to access pi on my laptop through wifi?

I can already set it up so that I can use the pi from my laptop through vncserver. Obviously, an ethernet cable is needed to so this. I am trying to find out if it is possible to do a similar thing ...
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Connecting to rpi2 through vnc on laptop over wifi

I've so far been able to connect to the pi by hooking it up to my laptop through an ethernet cable and following the tightvncserver process that allowed me to use the desktop environment from my ...
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How do I setup wifi on without being able to login?

I have a laptop, a power cable, an sd card, and a Pi3 (wifi built in). I'm trying to ssh in but first I need to setup the wifi. Where on the boot partition can I setup wifi (cmdline.txt?) with a ...
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NodeJS + Say does not work if run with sudo or on startup

I am trying to get a Raspberry Pi to work without a screen. However I want Text To Speech functions. I have installed festival and gotten the USB sound device to be default. Everything works except ...
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Unable to get Raspberry Pi IP

I'm new to this and I have a problem that I'm strugglin' with and I really hope someone can solve it. I've headlessly installed my RPi but I'm unable to find the IP address of it and SSH to it. I ...
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Headless Torrent Server - Permission Denied

UPDATE 1: The permissions are currently set as follows: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo service transmission-daemon stop pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo mount -o uid=pi,gid=pi /dev/sda1 /mnt/external_drive/ pi@...
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How do I make “startx iceweasel” launch full-screen?

I've done a clean install of Raspian Lite on my Rasperry Pi (there is no desktop environment installed). I'd like a kiosk-mode browser running fullscreen without having to worry about maintaining/...
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sudo update-alternatives --config x-session-manager not working

Was wondering how I could change my default desktop environment to something other than LXDE/OpenBox (not that that one's bad or anything). Tried sudo update-alternatives --config x-session-manager, ...
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Raspbian on Pi Zero: Erases /etc/network/interfaces.file

I recently got a Pi Zero and, with much confusion, managed to set it up headlessly as a total Raspberry Pi N00B using my laptop (Windows 10). One major issue is that I don't have a micro-HDMI to HDMI ...
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Wireless issues headlessly setting up Pi Zero

I very recently got a Pi Zero and would really like to start using it. I, unfortunately, do not seem to be able to connect to it. I installed Raspbian on the SD card, attached a Wi-Fi dongle, and ...
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Headless on RPi - Jack and SuperCollider [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate question. I am asking clearly how I might get a script to work, not make a log. The suggestion that the question has already been answered is not correct, where is an answer ...
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Installing VNC on a new headless Pi 2

I know this has been covered before, by many different people on their own sites and by a few questions here on SE. But they all have old timestamps and their instructions don't seem to work anymore. ...
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Java headless or headful?

I've written a Java app with a GUI to run on the Rasp Pi. It runs OK with keyboard, mouse and display attached to the Pi. This has been fine for development, but I want to run the Pi without it ...
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TightVNC starts fine locally, won't autostart

I am a total linux noob and I am trying to follow the directions here: http://www.penguintutor.com/linux/tightvnc to start VNC at boot. I can type sudo systemctl start tightvncserver.service in ...
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recovery console - worked once only

Im attempting to setup an rpi via the recovery console ("headless mode") via Mac. I installed the serial port drivers, plugged in the cable (per instructions) and started a session via screen /dev/tty....
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Raspberry Pi did not autoconnect to ethernet

So I do not have a monitor. I just put the raspbian image onto the microsd card using the instructions from https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/linux.md. When I ...
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How to install Ubuntu MATE without HDMI output?

I'm new to Raspberry Pi 2, I just bought a Raspberry Pi 2 1.1, I don't have a TV or monitor with HDMI input, so I have to install Ubuntu MATE without it, is there any way to use composite video? i ...
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Minecraft-pi on headless pi using ssh -X

Is it somehow possible to run minecraft-pi on a headless RPi using ssh -X? I had to add my user to the video group, but then I could start it via ssh, but all I get is a black, non-responsive window ...
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Direct SSH from Mac to Raspberry Pi on its own wifi

I'm as new as possible to Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to configure the following: My Raspberry Pi connected directly to my Mac via an Ethernet (or other) cable, so that I can setup and run the RP ...
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Pairing my Raspberry Pi with my Mac

I'm as new as possible to Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to configure the following: My Raspberry Pi connected directly to my Mac via an Ethernet cable, so that I can setup and run the RP entirely from ...
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Is it worth it to upgrade to Jessie on a headless Pi2?

I'm running Raspbian (Wheezy) on a headless Raspberry Pi 2 at home to manage a number of services for my own amusement (*listed below) and to play around in general (** below). It's pretty much only ...
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My password doesn't work over ssh

I am trying a headless install and using NOOBS v1.4.2 . I followed the instructions on this thread: Installing Raspbian from Noobs without display and changed the password on \os\Raspbian\os.json ...
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How to troubleshoot a headless Pi that boots into emergency mode

What are the steps to take, files to examine on a memory card of a.headless Raspberry Pi running Raspbian that (unexpectedly) boots into emergency mode with a standard message: Welcome to emergency ...
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Maximise GPU usage on a headless Raspberry Pi

I have a headless Raspberry Pi 2 model B and my goal is to maximise the heat output from the CPU/GPU IC. I've successfully maxed the 4-core CPU by running 4 instances of: yes > /dev/null & ...
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Advanced IP scanner unable to detect Raspberry Pi

I am trying to set up my Raspberry Pi in headless mode (i.e., without a monitor). I have installed the Raspbian Wheezy OS on my SD card. Initially when I powered it on with the ethernet cable ...
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Add notification for events on my Raspberry Pi

I am running my raspberry PI in a head-less fashion and it is therefore very valuable to be notified of certain events. So I should be able to do something like the following: /usr/bin/log_message "...
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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 192.168.2....
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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 that,...
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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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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 ...