Questions tagged [headless]

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

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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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Run blender 2.8 headless on pi?

I am trying to run blender 2.8 headless on raspberry pi 3b+ running raspbian. I have downloaded the Linux version from the blender website. But whenever I open the executable called “blender” in ...
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Very strange SSH problem with iPhone hotspot

I am newbie with Raspberry and this is my first time using it. I downloaded Rasbian Buster Lite and flashed it with Etcher. Added ssh named file to boot directory and also file named wpa_supplicant....
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Can we control a RPI with an Android smartphone wirelessly and without Wi-Fi?

I got a RPI4 and I would like to use it outside, where there is not always an avaiable Wi-Fi connection . I would like to create a sort of an headless machine and control it with a smartphone, without ...
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Hostname on router and pi do not match

I'm trying to make an easy headless install image using this -> https://github.com/nmcclain/raspberian-firstboot I've included raspi-config nonint do_hostname myhostname in the firstboot.sh script....
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Raspberry pi won't boot after shutdown on headless mode

I don't have an extra monitor for raspberry pi 3b+.so I just connect pi with my Linux laptop using headless mode. I log in the pi successfully at the very first boot. after the shutdown or restart the ...
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Router can't find my Pi

I have a brand new raspberry pi 4, with official power supply. Brand new SD card, just installed the latest Raspbian on it using UNetBootIn on my main linux (Mint 19) machine. As the display ...
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Boinc Headless + Computing Preferences. It's possible?

I'm running boinc-client (headless) with some projects attached over my pi-3b+ I don't seem to find where I could configure the Computing Preferences (cpu/core % usage, ram usage, etc) that usually ...
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Permission denied (publickey)

I changed the private key on my computer using ssh-keygen (I know... Why would anyone do this? A: I have no idea what I'm doing :#) and now every time I try to ssh into one of my raspberry pi's it ...
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How to debug headless WiFi connection?

I'm trying to run Raspberry Pi 3B+ in headless mode: I'm doing this by placing ssh and wpa_supplicant.conf files in the root of the boot SD card folder. What I can do if something went wrong? Is ...
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Headless RP 4 setup for Mac; getting “mkstemp: No such file or directory found”

I'm brand new to Raspberry Pi. I bought a RP 4 kit from Amazon with the goal of creating a NAS Box to access external hard drive files over my Wifi. I have a MacBook Pro, running Mojave 10.14.6 Steps ...
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Is it possible to log any discoverable Bluetooth/BLE via headless pi?

Has anyone built a bluetooth/BLE sniffer that runs headless and logs MAC addresses of all discoverable BT/BLE devices? What resources did you use? I've found a tutorial on Adafruit, https://learn....
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SSH Connection refused on headless install, ssh file not deleted - tried everything?

I have the old Raspberry Pi B. I flashed the latest Raspbian Buster (headless version) using balenaEtcher (macOS). After that, I've connected the SD card again and created a ssh empty file on the boot ...
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Boot into text console and auto run script

I've had success with many ways of running a python script at boot on a Raspberry Pi (rc.local, cronjob, etc). However, how could I have the pi boot into the text console mode (not GUI), and ...
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Python boot run script act strange with GPIO (software serial)

I put my python script as boot running(rc.local) on my headless Rpi 3B+. It meant to controls three identical devices through serial cable and I am using GPIO PINS[17,27,22] for the software serial. ...
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Bluetooth and wifi settings not working correctly

I'm working on a project regarding a headless Raspberry Pi 3 B+ The Raspberry have to work as a Bluetooth-speaker with a HifiBerry Amp2 hat on top. The Bluetooth has to be open, and able to accept the ...
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“Permission denied (publickey).” after flashing with Raspbian Buster Lite

I recently received a Pi Zero W, and I am attempting to set it up for the first time. I loaded a recent download of Raspbian Buster Lite, modified config.txt with "dtoverlay=dwc2" and cmdline.txt with ...
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Cannot find boot partition or folder to place ssh file for headless setup

I am trying to setup a headless raspberry pi (through ethernet) that I can SSH into. Everything I've seen on how to do this has said to put an empty file titled SSH in the 'boot partition' or 'boot ...
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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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