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

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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/ ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 got the OS Raspbian Wheezy on the SD card. Initially when I powered it on with the ethernet cable connected to my laptop and ran the advanced ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...