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

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HypriotOS: Connect to diff wifi network if the first connection fails

I am trying to build a headless pi which will connect to the available wifi network from a list of networks. To explain a bit more, I want to carry the pi to my work where the wifi network is diff and ...
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Setting up Bluetooth to Act as a Headset

Background: I'm working on a project to connect a Motorola XPR 7550e to a Raspberry Pi B3+ via Bluetooth. The idea behind it, is to run a NodeJS application that listens to the radio and transmits it ...
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Best 64 bit OS for Pi 3 without screen [closed]

So I've been running my Pi 3 with Raspbian Jessie Headless and I've run into some issues with the fact that Raspbian seems to be 32bit and MongoDB requires 64bit. So I am looking for the best (...
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Raspian not booting after editing fstab and reverting changes

I have a RaspberryPi3 with a headless stretch installation. It ran a VPN server and a DNS server. Today I wanted to mount a HDD to use as a place to drop files in the LAN following this guide. After ...
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Issue with running python script at start

Im currently running a python script at boot up using the rc.local method. it works great when i have my mouse, keyboard and monitor connected. However, the end goal of this project is to be able to ...
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Enable SSH on raspbian stretch-lite headless first time boot

I am on a mac. I have place a ssh.txt file in the boot partition on the SSD card with the raspbian lite img. When I go and plug my raspberry pi 2 in with the ethernet I cannot ping the pi with ping ...
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unable to connect to Raspberry Pi zero w headless

I want to connect my laptop to Raspberry Pi zero W headless. I configured my SD card with latest Raspbian Stretch OS.I make some changes in following files : dtoverlay=dwc2 #added ...
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Raspbian Stretch lite headless, wifi not connecting

Am using a Pi model 3 and the latest (2018-06-27) Raspbian Stretch lite, and have only added wpa_supplicant.conf (below) and ssh (empty) in the "boot" partition. country=*CODE* update_config=1 ...
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Setting up the Raspberry Pi for the second time and WiFi detection issues

I am a beginner. When I bought my Raspberry Pi 3B a week ago, I was told that they had already applied a set-up. I didn't know what it meant and I followed a tutorial to set-up the Pi for the second ...
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SSHing via direct ethernet connection to mac over LAN (no internet connection)

I'm working a project that requires the raspberry pi to be portable, and accessible via SSH (headless setup) in places where there is no internet connection (such as on the top of a hill with no ...
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Trouble autoconnecting to wireless network after automounting USB drive

I'm having issues SSHing into a headless Raspberry Pi over the wireless network. I set up the fresh install properly with /boot/ssh and wpa_supplicant.conf, and I even modified etc/network/interface ...
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Turn on WittyPi via ligth

I want to use my Pi outdoors for measurement. I measure the temperature and some other things periodically via the wittyPi. But I also want to make the wittyPi turn on when light hits a solar panel ...
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How to boot up & start using raspberry pi using laptop as a monitor

I have recently purchased a Raspberry PI 3 Model B+. I also have an ethernet cable, a 8GB SD card with raspbian os on it as suggested by most of the tutorials(using etcher), an HDMI cable & my ...
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How do I enable SSH on raspbian stretch (2018-04-18) by default on boot without a monitor

Background: I setup my wireless without a screen by mounting my distribution image(2018-04-18-raspbian-stretch-lite.img) according to the instructions on these links. mounting distribution image ...
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Error running headless jackd

I'm following the instructions here to run jackd on my headless Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. The only difference is that I'm using the standard packaged jackd instead of the autostatic ones mentioned ...
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Can't enable ssh for first boot because latest Raspbian image boot partition is read only

I'm trying to set up my Raspberry Pi headless from my MacBook. However, when I flash the latest Raspian image (April 2018 version), the resulting boot partition has a read-only file system. I've tried ...
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Pi zero w not connecting to wifi

My new pi0w isn't connecting to my home wifi in a headless environment. Here's my set up: $ ifconfig wlan0 wlan0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether b8:27:eb:70:cb:b1 ...
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How do I set up wireless connections to Raspbian Stretch?

Some tutorials I found are outdated, but the following answer contains a collection of notes I have used to set up home, school(enterprise), & Ad-Hoc wireless connections on my Raspberry Pi 3.
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Monitor directory for regular file creation and alert if the stream of files stops

I have had a Raspberry Pi Zero W controlled, time-lapse camera taking pictures, of a construction project, every 60 seconds for nearly three months and recently it's started failing. I suspect the ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero wifi module heats up and isn't listed by ifconfig

Originally, I had thought that my Raspberry Pi Zero W was toast. It would heat up and wouldn't connect to wifi. To diagnose the problem, I setup the Pi to use Ethernet over USB. I have found that ...
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How do I trigger periodic remote shooting on a DSLR using a Raspberry Pi e.g. for time lapse (shutter timer), group pictures or self portraits

I'd like to use my DSLR camera for the following use cases: record a timelapse, e.g. shoot a picture every second (or every minute, or every hour). take a group photo (including me) or self portrait ...
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Remote full reset (re-install) of a Raspberry

I've had a Raspberry Pi now for some time. I did a lot of fun stuff with it. A lot of the fun stuff is still on there, and that's not always fun. I could reset my Raspberry Pi by walking over to it, ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W OS for 1GB SD Card

I got my Raspberry Pi Zero W recently. I have an old 1GB Micro SD Card lying around and would like to try it out with my Pi zero W. Is there any OS which fits on the 1GB Card and will allow me to do ...
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Raspberry Pi completely running without a PC (SSH), a keyboard or a monitor

I run a script through the terminal created via Bitvise SSH Client that collects data with an accelerometer. Now I was wondering if it's possible to completely shut down the terminal and connection ...
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Raspberry Pi running without a PC (SSH), keyboard or monitor

I run a script through the terminal created via Bitvise SSH Client that collects data with an accelerometer. Now I was wondering if it's possible to completely shut down the terminal and connection to ...
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Can I swap as cards for a headless setup of a Raspberry Pi?

I recently got a new Pi Zero W for a smart home project and I'd like to set it up for SSH without getting micro adapters for display, keyboard, etc. I currently have a Pi 3 and I was wondering whether ...
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Unable to connect to RPi from PC using ip address

My problem is that I can’t view the uv4l video stream from the picamera in my PC’s web browser. My setup is: Raspberry Pi 3 - running Jessie - wireless connection to router. PC - running Windows 10 -...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W - Kernel Errors on dist-upgrade

I'm really looking for any help I can find here. I've recently purchased a Raspberry Pi Zero W (I also have a RPi1 and a RPi3). And I keep coming up against multiple issues, no matter what I try, so I ...
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How to make Sonic Pi play a specific buffer after boot?

I made a theremin using the instructions on raspberrypi.org. I want to be able to use this as a real instrument i.e. I only need to power on the Pi and everything will work without using a screen and ...
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Headless Connection to Raspbery Pi [duplicate]

I have tried to create a headless connection to my (new) Raspberry Pi, since I do not have a HDMI cable at home. However- after trying everthing I have found as suggestions on Google etc.- I just ...
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New Pi3 setup headless via ssh connection refused constantly

just purchased Pi3B complete with Rasbian on SD card. Put an empty ssh file in the root of the sd card. Booted the Pi and then tried ssh pi@xxx.xxx.xxx and constantly get refused on Port 22. Googled ...
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running pulseaudio in system mode without X

I would like to make pulseaudio work on my Raspberry Pi 3 without X installed. I'm using the Arch Linux ARM distribution and these are the packages I have installed related to pulseauio and alsa: $ ...
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Cannot SSH into raspberry pi zero v1.3 over usb, “ssh” file keeps getting deleted

I have put the November 2017 version of Raspbian Stretch onto a micro sd. I created an 'ssh' file under boot, put dtoverlay=dwc2 in 'config.txt', and put modules-load=dwc2,g_ether in cmdline.txt. I ...
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How to setup Raspbian Stretch Lite for wifi only?

I followed the instructions here. The pi boots and shows up in my wifi router with an address. $ ssh -vvv pi@192.168.2.65 OpenSSH_7.4p1, LibreSSL 2.5.0 debug1: Reading configuration data /Users/bill/...
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“Permission denied” for Raspbian default SSH password

I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi Zero W as a headless device on my local network, and am performing the initial setup with a fresh copy of Raspbian Stretch I've tried installing both the latest ...
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Headless Temperature Controller W/ Web Interface? [closed]

I am trying to get started on my first project, and I am already overwhelmed. I will be using the Pi headless as a hot tub controller. I know basic Python, and was hoping to use that to control the ...
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How can I troubleshoot kernel panics?

My Raspberry Pi 3 has been working stably for a year now as a headless server. In the last month, it's started crashing frequently (every two days). I can attach a monitor and see that there has been ...
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Laptop wont share internet via ethernet to the pi [duplicate]

I use my pi headless quite often but just got a new laptop without an ethernet port. I bought a USB-Ethernet adapter to use my pi with the laptop but the laptop won't share the internet connection. ...
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yet another question about headless on Mac OS X

I downloaded: RASPBIAN STRETCH LITE wrote a disk image of it on my SD card (using Disk Utility's "restore to" feature). added a ssh file in the root of the boot volume connected my raspberry pi via ...
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Jessie lite remove unnecessary libraries

After adding everything I have to add to my Pi to make my headless unit with raspbian jessie lite, how can I find out what all services/libraries my entire software stack is NOT using that comes with ...
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SSH connection refused even though ssh file is in /boot

My image: 2017-08-16-raspbian-stretch-lite from here My Raspberry Pi: Raspberry Pi Zero W My computer: Linux (Fedora 26) What I did I followed the official instructions on how to flash the img to a ...
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raspberry pi headless setup with usb, connection problem

hello i have raspberry pi zero in my hand that does not have any wifi. i have successfully SSH the raspberry pi to my window 10 computer. but when i try to update the pi, it turns out the pi does not ...
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SSH fix in headless mode

So I have a brand new RasPi 3, and I'm having SSH trouble. Yes, I have enabled SSH. My problem matches exactly what is described here: I just bought a new Raspberry Pi 3 and was not able to ...
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Raspbian Stretch SSH

I have a Raspberry Pi 3, which I have been running headless with Raspbian Jessie. Recently I flashed Stretch to my SD card, but when I boot that on my Pi, I can't connect to it over SSH. A little ...
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Reading simultaneous key presses in python command line

How can I detect simultaneous key presses in python running in a headless session, i.e. with no display attached? My goal is to control two motors in a car by pressing keys on the keyboard. E.g. ...
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Leaving Iceweasel running remotely

I've got a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B with Raspbian Jessie Lite. So far I've been happy running it with command line only, but I came up with a use case for a graphical browser, so I installed the X ...
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SSH on Raspbian Jessie never allowed, tried all sort of configurations

I'm trying to SSH my RPi 3 to... basically start using it (headless, I can't have it at the monitor for long as it is not mine). I flashed a fresh SD card with the latest Raspbian Jessie Lite and it ...
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Howto: Only Connect to WiFi if Ethernet is not available

Simple question: How do I set my Raspberry Pi to only connect to my WiFi network if the Ethernet is disconnected? So it should be something like: Booting up Checking if ethernet is connected Try ...
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I failed to remote connect to Raspberry Pi 3 from Ubuntu

I just bought raspberry pi 3 with Rapbian Jessi with Pixel and I have a Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on it. I want to remote connect to it from my laptop. I enabled the VNC server on ...
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Why does my RPi3 keep refusing remote connections

Background information: I have an RPI3 running headless that is set up to monitor the temperature in an aquarium. If the temperature goes out of range the heater is either turned on or off. the ...