Questions tagged [headless]

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

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Unable to Set Up Pi Zero W headless - tried everything

I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi Zero W and have followed numerous tutorials on how to set it up headless, all without any success. I've tried turning it into a USB ethernet gadget rather than ...
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Cannot access Headless Raspberry pi due to wifi

So I have a long time RPi running headless and SSH works fine for like a few months now. The problem is: one day, (and I apologize in advance for having so little information) I cannot ssh into the ...
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Accessing pi-hosted website over ethernet

I'm trying to test Mopidy and the Iris web client on a Raspberry Pi, but it seems that the network I'm using doesn't allow clients to access other local IPs remotely (at least via SSH, ping, and ...
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Remote access to Pi4 USB via LAN

Newbie Networking Question! I've learned to run my Pi4 headless, but... I want to access and control peripheral USB devices on my Pi4 (cameras, etc) from s/w apps on my host PC. Ideally, the Pi4 ...
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wpa_supplicant.conf not working, raspberry pi zero w headless setup not working

I'm new to Raspberry Pi's and just bought my first one, a Raspberry Pi Zero W. However, I've had a few problems setting it up headlessly. I first downloaded an image of Sticky-Finger's Kali-Pi (https:/...
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Raspberry pi doesn't connect via ssh

I am quite new to the raspberry pi and to get used to it I wanted to start a project with it. The first step is obviously to flash an image (I am using Raspberry pi lite since the recommended one is ...
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installing Google Assistant on RPi 4 (oauth problem)

I'm trying to set up a headless google assistant smart speaker with a rpi4b with a hifiberry amp2 HAT and a Respeaker mic array v2.0. I've tried the shiva siddharth tutorial (sorry, cant find the ...
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Set up wifi on raspberry similar to google mini

I'm looking for a way to send my raspberry to a colleague and easily have him connect to it to his local wifi headless. I read about writing a wpa_supplicant.conf file for a particular wireless ...
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Unable to write ssh file in boot partition on microSD using Windows for headless Raspberry Pi OS lite install

This is my first time working with any Raspberry Pi. I'm trying to set up my pi zero for pi hole. Following an online guide, I downloaded Raspberry Pi OS Lite and used Raspberry Pi Imager to image the ...
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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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