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I've sucessfully set up my Raspberry Pi to host my Discord Bot, from these instructions (albeit a bit outdated), but from what I know, I had to connect a monitor and keyboard to start the raspberry pi up and connect to it. I know you can use the Raspberry Pi for hosting different servers, and it doesn't require a monitor or keyboard, it's just the pi board itself. So I was wondering if it were possible if I could set up a server on the Raspberry Pi that doesn't require the monitor or mouse at all that just automatically keeps my bot on, provided that it's always plugged in.


TL;DR Is there a method where I could host a Discord bot without having to connect the Raspberry Pi to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to manipulate it?

For reference, I'm using a Raspberry Pi 3 (B+, I think)

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  • man systemd.service – Jaromanda X Feb 10 at 0:49
  • Could you elaborate on that comment more? – PerplexingParadox Feb 10 at 1:53
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    that gives you a manual page for systemd services - which is how you would achieve your task – Jaromanda X Feb 10 at 7:21
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Is there a method where I could host a Discord bot without having to connect the Raspberry Pi to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to manipulate it?

Just enable ssh and use a ssh-client on your management computer to connect to the RasPi on your network. How to enable ssh look at SSH (Secure Shell). Then you can login to the RasPi and have a text console available to manage all things. This is mostly used to remotely manage server.

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  • I've already got SSH enabled. Would I have to keep the text console always on in my computer? Is there a way to eliminate the need keep it on at all times as well or is that not possible? – PerplexingParadox Feb 10 at 13:50
  • Never mind, I did some experimenting and realized that it wasn't necessary. Thanks for your help though! – PerplexingParadox Feb 10 at 19:29

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