Questions tagged [headless]

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

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Raspberry pi 4b booting issue:red led remains constant and green led blinks in irregular pattern for 4-5 sec and then fades off

I tried booting my new raspberry pi4 ,i have installed the recommended software as on the Raspberrypi official website .when i try booting the pi ,initially when the power is supplied both led pwr and ...
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How to acess SD card from terminal in RPI booted with USB

I have a headless RPI booting from a USB pen. I want to setup other headless RPIs that are meant to be booted from the NOOBS SD card. So, I'd like to access the SD card from the USB-booted RPI in ...
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How to get xen run on a headless raspi4?

What do I want: A running xen on a headless raspberry 4 preferably running from the external hdd (but i'm already glad if it runs from an SDcard.) So what do I have: a raspberry pi 4 with 4 gigs a ...
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USB SSH Connection refused/No route to host

I know this has been asked before but I can't find a solution that works for me so I'm going to try asking again. I'm using a Pi Zero W headless and trying to SSH into it from my Ubuntu 18.04 machine ...
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Unable to connect to Pi4 Headless after installing TOR

I installed TOR on my headless Pi4. Everything looks to be working fine. But i can no more access to Pi through VNC as usual. Even after adding ssh and wpa_supplicant files as usual. Ethernet cable is ...
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Buildroot: setup pi zero w headless (wireless)

I'm working on a project with rpis (those are always the best right) and I want to include the pi zero w in there as well. Now, I have a pi 3 and 4 running headless with buildroot images on them - ...
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Can't add SSH file to SD Card

Yesterday I got a raspberry pi4 together with a micro SD Card which is preloaded with Raspberry PI OS (32-bit). I don't have a separate keyboard or mouse but I do have a laptop (a Mac) and so I ...
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How to make Raspberry Pi connect to my Wifi using headless method?

I have followed many tutorials (actually they have been doing the same thing) on how to set Raspberry Pi to connect to my WIFI but I am not winning. I have used the Headless method and my network file ...
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How would I send files to Raspberry Pi through bluetooth without touching the Pi?

I want to be able to send code files to my Raspberry Pi Zero W from my Mac or Android phone, without needing to go do anything on the Pi itself. I was able to pair and connect to my devices with ...
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Send logger to I2C interface

How can I pass a Python logger to the i2c interface? I bought a small 0.96" oled display and would like to use it on a headless raspi. Is there some way to just display everything thats raised by ...
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Headless installation login

I'm looking for an workaround to login into raspian lite version via n/w. I don't want to utilize '''raspi-config''' command for enabling ssh, as display or keyboard are not connected to raspberry pi
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Lauching feh from python script over remote connection (pi zero w)

hoping someone might be able to help a complete newbie here. I am connected to a terminal session in my pi zero via putty and Xming Server and have installed feh to inspect image files. so if I enter ...
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Multiple Issues connecting pi to new network (ssh)

I have a rpi 4b that up until this point has worked fine on my old wifi network. I've had to switch ISP from Telstra to Optus and am on a new network (old network yet to be shut off). I only access it ...
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How can I see the Pi HDMI display when I VCN in

I have a Pi 3B set up with a 3.5" touch display. I want to use a laptop or tablet to VNC in and control the Pi headless. I have TightVNC running on the Pi and am using RealVNC as the client(...
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USB Ethernet / RNDIS is working over my desktop computer but not from my android phone

After following some guides, I was able to get a USB SSH connection working from my Windows 10 computer into my Raspberry Pi 4. It won't work on my phone though, even though my phone is capable of ...
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Is it possible to bulk load code prior to first boot just as ssh can be enabled or wpa_supplicant can be configured?

Knowing that ssh can be enabled with the initial flashing of an SD card (with raspbian) (via touch /boot/ssh) and wireless can be configured (via wpa_supplicant.conf) prior to first boot, is there ...
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headless screen resolution poor, Pi4, buster as of 10'2020

Operating rpi4 with rspbian buster without monitor plugged in ('headless') using remote access e.g. VNC or Anydesk I get a poor resolution of 640x480 (or so). When a full-hd monitor is plugged in ...
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Reaching my Pi with MDNS (Avahi)

I want to ssh into my Pi and I can do it right now with the ip address of the Pi. But I want to do it using mDNS. I want to connect using ssh raspberrypi.local. I read that this should work. on the pi,...
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How do I encrypt the entire system with VeraCrypt on the command line on Raspberry Pi OS?

With an unspeakable amount of problems, which I will spare you, I finally have managed to install Raspberry Pi OS and VeraCrypt. I have used VeraCrypt (and, previously, TrueCrypt) for many years, but ...
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Boot to CLI using headless configuration

I would like to know if there is a way to change the Raspberry Pi OS boot options to CLI in a headless manner before first boot; much like enabling SSH by creating a file in /boot or by setting up ...
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How to change host name before first boot?

Is it possible to change the host name before the first boot? I've tried changing the name in /etc/hostname, but then the Pi doesn't boot properly. Is there something else that needs to be done? ...
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Can not get sox or arecord to work with raspberry pi + USB microphone

I am trying to use sox. Using the MI-305 USB microphone. The error from rec test.wav is rec FAIL formats: can't open input 'hw:0,0': snd_pcm_open error: No such file or directory lsusb gives five ...
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finding a 3.3V “micro-computer” to be used as a co-processor in some low power applications [closed]

I am working with some "low power" applications in which a 3.3V micro controller with some electronics around it logs some information for 20 minutes, and then the information needs to be ...
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Pi Zero W headless issue

I’ve got a pi0W running headless. I’ve always been able to ssh without issue. I recently updated crontab to run a new script, but it appears the script failed to run (because it is supposed to ...
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Starting program on startup only when monitor is not connected

I want to make one of my projects begin upon startup and found a few tutorials for that, but I want to make it so it only auto-activates when no monitor is detected. I have a pi4, and have heard it ...
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Minecraft server closes after closing remote connection on headless Rpi4B 2GB

I had a spare pi lying about, a model 4b with 2GB ram, and recently I had been playing alot of Minecraft games with my freinds over lan from my pc but realised I could setup a server off my pi. But ...
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MiniDLNA doesn't want to refresh - different version

Long story short: MiniDLNA installed, manual refreshing via -R does NOT work. But inotify works. Partially. I start MiniDLNA - 0 files. I move all my files from the default location away and move them ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ SSH Connection Refused After Plugging in SSD

I am currently setting up a low budget DIY NAS with a raspberry pi 3 B+ and a Samsung 860 QVO 1TB SSD. The pi is connected to my router and I have been able to ssh into it with no problems. I have ...
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In remote setup, how can I accurately put an apostrophe in the SSID name for wpa_supplicant.conf file?

I'm trying to setup a raspberry 3 B+ headless by writing a wpa_supplicant.conf and adding to the boot directory of pi. However, my pi keeps not connecting to my internet, and I believe its because my ...
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Video preview of headless pi4/v2 camera board with VNC viewer

I have a raspberry pi4 connected to the SmartPi Touch2 screen and the Pi v2 camera board. I remotely access the pi from my laptop with the VNC viewer - having already enabled the experimental direct ...
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How can I install Wi-Fi drivers from first boot on Raspberry Pi 3B?

I'm trying to configure my Raspberry Pi 3B and Raspberry Pi Zero so that I can modify cmdline.txt, and have it install the drivers for my TP-Link adapter from first boot automatically. My Pi has ...
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Add WiFi details and SSH to Pi Zero W

I have a Pi Zero W which I want to use for the MagicMirror. Because of some hardware limits I have to install "Jessie" to make it work. No problem there. The problem is that I need to add the WiFi ...
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SSH stopped working after format error

I was working fine with my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ rocking the Raspbian OS for about a week now. I could ssh in everyday and even installed Plex and streamed some movies. Today however, after I got a new ...
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Headless Raspberry Pi 4 model B won't connect to internet via WiFi or Ethernet

I've been flashing and re-flashing my SD card to no avail. The annoying things is that it was able to connect to the WiFi network on first start-up, and then it decided never to connect to the ...
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Model B+ V1.2 not found in network after headless installation

I copied the latest (April 18th) Raspbian lite image to a 32 GB SD card with Imager. Then I created an empty ssh file and the wpa_supplicant.conf file with ssid and psk as I use them on my laptop. ...
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How to install radicale (CardDAV & CalDAV) on a headless RaspberryPi?

I want to install a server for CalDAV and CardDAV on my headless RaspberryPi and will use my answer below to make a guide which I will update as I go along. I had troubles installing pip for python3, ...
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Tethering Pi to Computer for Internet

Good Evening, Ideas- I'm operating at work so I'm very limited to my "lab" to play around with stuff. Anyway- here's what I've got- Ubiquiti EdgeRouter 8 Raspberry Pi 4 Windows 10 Machine (with VNC, ...
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Operating systems with serial OOTB

Which Raspberry Pi operating system images have a serial console enabled out of the box? This is needed for a client to debug why they are not getting HDMI out of their Raspberry Pi 4. The client does ...
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How to SSH into headless RPi without physical access

I recently started a robotics research project at my university with some fellow students, and I'm the programmer for it. We plan to use a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B as the "brains" of the robot. With the ...
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Raspbian Password Change Not Working

I'm using Raspbian Buster and I'm using my Raspberry Pi headlessly. After I log in to SSH when I use a new OS image, I always change the password from the default one. I use sudo passwd to change the ...
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Headless connection Raspberry Pi , unable to ping/ssh

My setup PI 3B+ OS : Raspian Trying to connect the pi headless using my laptop. Both Pi and Laptop are connected to same wireless router. Added the below config in wpa_supplicant.conf with correct ...
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Headless wpa_supplicant etc/wpa_suuplicant vs /boot

I was trying to set up a headless Raspi 3 by putting my wpa_supplicant.conf into rootfs/etc/wpa_supplicant/, but it only started working once I put it into the boot partition. I thought the OS would ...
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Switching to headless after initial set up

Long story short: I have a Raspberry Pi 4 running the default Raspbian installation - the one intended for use with a monitor + keyboard + mouse. But I've set everything up and right now I'm actually ...
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Initial setup of RPi 4model b headless

I bought a new Raspberrypi 4 model b, but I didn't have a monitor or keyboard so I decided to set it up headlessly. I installed raspbain buster(not lite) on a 32GB sd card and created a wpa_supplicant....
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Installing Raspbian Headlessly

I'm using a Raspberry Pi and I want to install Raspbian on it. I don't have a monitor, mouse or keyboard. How do I install Raspbian headlessly?
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raspberry pi4 -> RemoteApp -> Windows 10

I’m trying to figure out a way to run a raspberry pi as a very basic desktop using linux, but with the ability to “run” a program stored on a Windows 10 Pro-N “server” in the house. Basically (and ...
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Pi 4B Won't boot without HDMI cable plugged to Monitor

I am a beginner with Pi. I got a Pi4 with 4GB ram and Rasbian Full Desktop installed, SenseHAT attached as well. I did the wpa_wifi config file and it works fine, will connect to WIFI with Monitor ...
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How to SSH Into Raspberry Pi and Set It Up Headlessly on Kali Linux

I've been using Raspbian for a while now. I came across Kali Linux and I want to use it. I know how to install it, but I don't want to use a HDMI monitor with a keyboard and mouse. Is there a way to ...
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Pi Zero WH, headless, *sometimes* fails to get onto the LAN. What logs to look at?

I have a RPI Zero WH. It's headless. I have SSH and WPA-CONF files. I recently did a showdown -P to turn the pi off. I moved the pi to a different part of the house. When it powered up, it was ...
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Headless Shutdown of Raspberry Pi using Adafruit-GPIO-Halt

I am new to Raspberry Pi and am trying to use the headless shutdown module provided by Adafruit. I downloaded the script of Adafruit-GPIO-Halt to my Raspberry Pi, installed it to the /usr/local/bin/...

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