Questions tagged [headless]

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

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chromium-browser --headless 'errors' stopping script in Crontab

I have a script that works out the version number of todays Guardian crossword and makes the url address that I want to print from (I can wget a pdf and print that, but I (well my wife) prefers the ...
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Connect to Wifi for 10 minutes then disconnect

I use one of my Raspberry Pi as a headless desk clock and, apart from a reboot once a day which forces the OS to synchronise time to an NTP server, I would like to turn the WiFi off after that stage ...
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Finding or mounting boot partition to create /boot/ssh

To permanently enable ssh for a headless setup, my understanding is that the simplest method is to create an empty file /boot/ssh on the boot partition. However, when I write to a file using this ...
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How do I find the IP address of my Raspberry Pi 3B+

I don't have a HDMI screen, nor do I have access to the router. From what Ive been told, it has Kali installed. I am connecting the Raspb directly to the computer with a Ethernet cable. I have tried ...
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How to get SSH access to headless Raspbian Stretch Lite? Official way seems not to work

I was not able to enable ssh by putting the file into the boot folder, and yes it was created without extension from a Windows 7 machine and gets deleted after boot. This is what should have happened:...
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ssh not working after creation ssh file

I am trying to setup my raspberry pi headless. I understand that we can create a file by name ssh in the boot partition (the one that is accessible on windows) to gets this working. I have connected ...
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Sending from headless Raspi to HDMI screen [duplicate]

I'm working on a small project and I need my raspberry pi (model 2B, rev a01041) to send a very simple image to a little screen (probably 10x5cm). Unfortunately, I've always thought I'd never have ...
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Can't SSH into RPi from Mac Using Direct Ethernet Connection

I am completely new to the Raspberry Pi - I was bequeathed a 4yo RPi 3 and am trying to setup Kali. I have temporary access to a TV I can plug it into but will soon be leaving to go back home where I ...
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Initialize a headless RaspberryPi connected by Wifi, 100% from Windows

This works to initialize a headless RaspberryPi connected by Wifi (no screen/keyboard never needed attached to RPi): Get a Raspbian Stretch Lite from https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/ ...
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“Put an empty 'ssh' file in /boot/” trick not working anymore

SSH is disabled by default for security, which is annoying for a headless RPi. The usual trick was to create an empty ssh file in /boot/ which was possible even from Windows, because the boot ...
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How to develop with a Pi Zero W and a Windows 10 laptop (in a car)?

I have a commute of several hours every day, as a passenger, so figured that I might as well make use of the time and learn C/C++ development on the Pi. I comfortable & confident happy with C/++ ...
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Trying to get SSH over USB to work (Raspberry pi Zero W)

I'm trying to connect to my Raspberry Pi Zero W using SSH over USB. I've seen other people do it, and I have tried multiple different tutorials over the last few days, but none of them worked. I've ...
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Determine why PI didn't connect to a WiFi

I setup my Pi to connect to wifi by entering login details for two WiFi networks in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf. I managed to get this to work with one wifi, but now I'm somewhere else and ...
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Intermittent Wi-Fi connection from Win 10 Laptop to Raspberry Pi

This morning I was able to wirelessly Remote Desktop (learned from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDqQIDL3LKg) into Raspberry Pi 3 from Win 10 Laptop Then the connectivity broke off. No problem, I ...
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Can't find /boot nor etc folder in downloaded NOOBS in SD Card. Need to add wpa_supplicant.conf file to connect to wifi on first boot in headless mode

I have downloaded NOOBS on an SD Card to install in my Raspberry Pi Zero W. I will boot it for the first time in headless mode (because I do not have access to an HDMI monitor) and for that i need to ...
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wpa_supplicant.conf file become empty

I did headless setup of the Pi 3B+ and what I've done was: Flashed the last OS on the SD card (Raspbian Stretch full 2018-11-13) Created two files in the root directory of the SD card: ...
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How can I diagnose a headless Raspberry Pi Zero W that hangs?

I'm trying to run my Pi Zero W as a motion detecting camera using RPI cam web interface but it keeps hanging after a few hours at most. Before it hangs, it can record motion detect videos and upload ...
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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without a keyboard, mouse and display

I have a RPI 0 W, a 8GB Micro sd card with NOOBS on it. I want to install the Raspbian on RPI 0 W. Is it possible to do so with the help of my laptop? If yes, how should I proceed? If not, what else ...
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Raspberry Pi headless server

I would like to run a web server and storage server while still having the raspbian stretch over VNC. How would I go about setting up a web server and storage server off of raspbian with the storage ...
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Effective way of developing on a PC and deploying the program onto a headless Raspberry Pi

The way I mostly go about developing for a Raspberry Pi is by writing the code on my main machine in an sshfs directory that corresponds to /home/user on the Pi and then testing it by sshing into the ...
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Can't SSH Into Headless Raspberry Pi 3 B+

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and I'm trying to use it to run some servos. I'm brand new to the hardware and networking part of this setup - I only have experience with programming, but not this part. I ...
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Selenium on raspberry - headless firefox not working as expected

i wrote a python code using selenium to interact with a headless browser. I altered the code a little for the use on the raspberry. The code for the PC works fine, but on the raspberry it stops to ...
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Cannot ssh to Raspberry Pi zero W via Usb

I usually ssh to my Pi zero via usb, but for some reason its not working anymore. but after looking in the gui using hdmi, it seems like the ip on usb0 is different from what is showing on my windows ...
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Rpi not Accepting default password when connected via ssh

I was trying to setup a ssh connection to my pi 2 (model B, i.e., no inbuilt wifi) in headless mode from my ubuntu machine. I do not have a router. After multiple attempts of flashing and tweaking, ...
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Pi 3 B+ Headless SSH Connection Refused

Hey! Recently I purchased a new pi, and didn't have a monitor to set it up with so I SSH'd into it using an ethernet cable. I did this 100+ times and randomly it stopped working, and now gives a "...
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Raspberry Pi 3B - Headless - No Internet - Ethernet LAN - Router IP Assigned - Error to Connect

Don't know what I am doing wrong but since I had connected Pi to router's LAN port, I am not able to SSH via any OS. Be it Linux or Windows. I am able to connect it easily if I choose WiFi over ...
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Wake on LAN alternatives?

I am attempting to set up my Pi-0-w to wake up a computer on a local network. However, Wake-on-LAN is not an option. Does anyone have ideas for an alternative? Perhaps a way to wake through a USB ...
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Headless pi zero HID keyboard

I am trying to get my pi zero to act as a HID USB keyboard when plugged in to a computer, following this guide. I finished the configuration, and I get to the "Keyboard / Mouse / Joystick (HID)" ...
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Pi zero w headless: Already setup and running. No HDMI option. Wifi password changed. How to connect again?

I have a working pi zero w, already setup and running. BUT, the wifi password changed. As a result, I'm unable to connect to it via SSH. I don't have an HDMI adapter nor an HDMI compatible screen ...
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Schedule a cron job to send temperature via e-mail

Greeting's, I am running an apache2 server on my raspberry pi. I wanted to keep a tab on it's temperature while I'm travelling. I know that following two commands will give me the GPU and CPU ...
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SSH and wpa_supplicant.conf file disappearing

I am trying to set up a Raspberry Pi Zero with Raspbian Stretch headlessly. From my understanding, in order to accomplish this task requires three steps: Flash Raspbian to a microSD (I did so using ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...