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

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can't connect to pi over USB C cable

I tried a couple different guides on how to do this: https://howchoo.com/pi/raspberry-pi-gadget-mode/ https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-connect-raspberry-pi-to-laptop-or-pc-usb/ They differ in whether ...
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Prevent questions on first boot, automate setup

Some changes seem to be made in recent Raspi OS Lite versions again. So here I am again, asking for an automated solution. It's 2024 and I was asked these questions when booting the Pi for the first ...
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Send vlc images to the HDMI port on Pi 4

Attach a keyboard and mouse to Pi 4, log in, interface is through HDMI port. Invoke vlc on a jpeg, image also goes to the HDMI port. I want the same to happen headless. That is log in remotely via ssh,...
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Raspberry Pi OS Bookworm, Wayland desktop + headless Pi, cannot get past first boot wizard

I probably did something wrong during initial setup, but I've hit a rather strange problem trying to set up a graphical headless RPi 4B with Raspberry Pi OS Bookworm. To set up my Pi, I downloaded ...
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How to reboot my unresponsive Pi server remotly

How, if at all possible, do I reboot my unresponsive Pi server remotely? The server is in a house, my old family home, about 450km from where I actually live. There's a couple of servers in the house ...
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Headless Wi-Fi setup without the RPi Imager: bootfs/wpa_supplicant.conf not supported since Bookworm

From the docs: Previous versions of Raspberry Pi OS made use of a wpa_supplicant.conf file which could be placed into the boot folder to configure wireless network settings. This is no longer ...
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My Raspberry Pi 4b changes password by itself

I am using Raspbian Bullseye on my Raspberry Pi 4b, and in the last few days it has been changing the password by itself. I have a headless setup, so I can only connect via SSH, and sometimes, several ...
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how to use a 32 gigabyte sd card for raspberrypi zero w?

I've been trying to ssh to a raspberry pi with a 32 gigs sd card with no progress. I've been using raspberry pi imager for a while with other 16 gigs sd's on other pi zero w with expected results. ...
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How to setup a headless Raspberry Pi for use with SSH now that adding /boot/ssh blank file is no longer enough?

In the past, adding an empty file /boot/ssh from Windows (because boot is a FAT32 partition if I remember correctly) was enough to setup a fresh RaspiOS install for a headless RPi without screen. Now ...
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Headless install via WiFi ala IoT

I have searched for a solution that is often used in configuring of IoT devices. The flow is like this: The Raspberry Pi starts Is there a WiFi config ? If yes, boot with the WiFi credentials There ...
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Has anyone solved Raspberry Pi Zero W SSH: `client_loop: send disconnect: broken pipe/timeout/Connection reset`

I know this has been voiced before, but the most recent I've found was in 2020 and it wasn't resolved then, so I'm signal-boosting in the hope that an answer has been discovered and just wasn't posted....
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Raspberry Pi Zero WH headless setup USB keeps disconnecting/connecting

I'm new to this and sorry if this is a stupid question... I have a Raspberry Pi Zero WH and since I don't have a Mini-Hdmi cable I must setup it via USB. I've installed the Raspberry Pi OS on a SD ...
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Unreliable raspberrypi.local connection solution

I am using a Raspberry Pi Zero 2W for some development, and am having trouble with headless operation through SSH. The usual method is via "ssh [email protected]". This is on and off ...
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Turn off raspberry pi headless mode

My raspberry pi 4 is setup to work in headless mode and its working ok but I want to turnoff headless mode and make it working normally by connecting it to monitor and keyboard. Is it possible now and ...
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First steps on troubleshooting crashes for aheadless pi?

I use a Raspberry Pi 4 8 GB as a headless server to run stuff like pihole, nextcloud, wireguard, etc Ever since I switched from booting and operating from an SD card to an external SSD drive over USB, ...
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What is wrong/what did I do wrong on boot? Raspberry Pi 4 [closed]

I just got my Pi on Christmas and I mostly use it for Discord bot hosting and now I am interested into turning it into a NAS. I followed Network Chucks video after I installed the Open Media Vault my ...
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Looping video on startup

I have keyboard and screen connected to my raspberry pi. I want to try running a video on a loop on startup (I do not want to install desktop environment to do so). In the past I have successfully ...
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Transfer files from one RPi to another (via network)

I have two Raspberry Pis, one a 3 running Raspbian Stretch, the other a 4 running Raspbian Bullseye, both headless. I have need to transfer files from the 3 to the 4 (always in that direction) over ...
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ssh error : kex_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset

I am new to Pi and using the command line. I am trying to set up my Pi headless connected to my iPhone hotspot, I have downloaded the Raspberry Pi Imager on to SD card and used it to enable SSH and ...
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forgot raspberry pi username -> extract from raspberry pi imager

i forgot the password for my raspberry pi, but it is still stored in the default-settings of the raspberry pi imager. Is there any way to get the password back to plain text. my problem is i dont have ...
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How do I setup Raspberry Pi 4 to use with a Windows laptop?

I'm a new user with my first Raspberry Pi 4 (model B), but don't have a separate monitor, keyboard and mouse. I would like to use my laptop (running Windows) to use the Pi. So far I have: Downloaded ...
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VNC and Putty not connecting to raspberry pi 3b+ headless again, internet connection also affected by raspberry pi connection

I have been using my Raspberry Pi 3b+ model for months now, with the headless setup. I connected the pi to my laptop hotspot (i.e., added the wpa_supplicant.conf file containing my hotspot ssid and ...
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Standard Passwort not Accepted – Headless Setup [duplicate]

I downloaded the most recent version of Raspberry Pi OS, saved a wpa_supplicant.conf and a ssh file in the boot partition, but I was not able to ssh to the pi with ssh [email protected] as the ...
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WPA2 Enterprise Connection Drops on Raspberry Pi 3B when Set-Up is Transitioned to Headless

After a significant amount of struggle I managed to connect my Raspberry Pi 3B to my university's WPA2 Enterprise network, UCR-SECURE, in the traditional set-up with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse; ...
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Can't SSH on Fresh Install of Raspberry Pi OS lite [duplicate]

this is my first question ever so sorry if I don't follow proper procedure with how I phrase everything. Anyway, I'm trying to set up my raspberry pi for the first time, but am unable to connect to it ...
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What is the Easy Way to do Raspberry Pi Headless SD Card Copy

I have been using a desktop version of Pi OS - Bullseye on my Pi Zero 2 and I think it's a good time to try headless as I am getting used to controlling my pi through SSH. I am planning to use Pi OS ...
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prepare SD card for headless operation

I'm trying to prepare an SD card for a Raspberry Pi 4 B which should boot up without any interaction without any desktop i.e. shell only with network preconfigured image being used: 2022-04-04-...
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Shutdown safely raspberry pi without keyboard and network

A friend lent me a little used RPi 4B to try it before to buy it. I am not sure to buy it but for now I simply connected a display and powered it. By bad luck I noticed that my only monitor that ...
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Change the background color when the pi starts up

I have a setup with a headless Raspberrypi Zero attached to a screen and the pi user is automatically signed in so a Bash prompt is shown. The black shell background now interferes with how I want to ...
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How do I connect my Pi to a wifi that requires a Username and Password? [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to the Pi and am trying to connect it to my University's wifi. I am unsure how to get it to run solely on wifi which requires both username and password (vs just SSID and pass). I've ...
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mDNS for Pi stopped working

First time setting up a Pi yesterday, I installed Raspberry Pi OS Lite 64 bit and filled in options in the Imager application to configure wifi out of the box, as well as setting the hostname and ...
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Headless PI not booting anymore after upgrade and nordvpn install

my Pi apparently stopped working after apt upgrade and installing nordvpn app. The thing is that I see a red line at the bottom of my var/log/syslog. In practice I can't ssh anymore in it. I checked ...
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libcamera-still hangs on pi 3B running bullseye lite (headless)

I'm struggling to transition to libcamera-still from raspistill on an older pi OS. I would just like to capture a single snapshot to file via a SSH connection. I run libcamera-still -v -n --immediate -...
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Screen resolution on RPI3B+ too small when connected with Teamviewer + crashes

I am running 3xRPI4 and 1xRPI3B+ with the bullseye release from 30.10.2021 and after the update function from raspi-config. The RPI4 work fine, however, I cannot fix the small screen resolution of the ...
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post-upgrade restoration of configuration files

When I last upgraded Rpi OS (Lite) from stretch to buster, I followed an in-place upgrade procedure; i.e. apt update, ... upgrade, ... dist-upgrade, & edit /etc/apt/sources.list. This worked out ...
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Raspberry Pi 4B cannot run Linux XMRig

I'm running a headless Raspberry Pi 4b connected to Ethernet and controlled via SSH from my MacBook Pro. I used scp to move XMRig for Linux over to it, preset to mine. However, when attempting to run ...
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How can I reconnect with my raspberry pi zero W that has a headless setup?

I have a headless setup for the raspberry pi zero W. The first time it worked perfectly. But, when I try to re-connect, using both putty and mobaxterm, I cannot connect it tells me Network error: ...
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Screen resultion when using VNC / headless

I have a Pi model 3B. I used Raspberry Pi Imager to install the latest Bullseye onto the SD card; the installation was successful. The Pi is attached to a monitor with HDMI cable. I have VNC and SSH ...
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Configure RasPi 4 for headless operation [closed]

I'm trying to run a Pi 4 headless as I don't have the microusb cord available. In /boot, I ran touch ssh then created wpa_supplicant.conf and with the modified contents: country=US ctrl_interface=DIR=/...
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Problems in setting up qBittorrent with web UI

I am using RPi 4 Rev B in headless mode(without display, using ssh to connect to the machine). I want to run qBittorrent on startup on this machine and control it with other machine using web UI. ...
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Create Pi image from wireless headless Pi for distribution - remove SSID and password

I want to create a Pi image that I can distribute to others. I have the basics down for doing this for myself, and it works. But for my own use, that fact that my WiFi SSID and password are included ...
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Putting a PNG on the Pi Headlessly

so I'm sure someone has an easy answer to this. I'm running a Raspberry Pi headlessly - I can SSH in to its static IP address, while it sits in a box so it can't get damaged. Usually I just send it ...
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Headless Rpi 4 reboots when changing resolution

I hope someone can help me, I've bought my first Rpi a few months ago and I haven't been able to use it at all because of this issue. Specs: Raspberry Pi 4 - 4GB OS: Raspberry Pi OS with desktop Fully ...
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Use HDMI output on headless system running on RPi4

I am using Yocto and meta-raspberrypi to build a Linux image running on my RPi4. I would like to send a video to one of the HDMI outputs, but without running a graphical environment (I don't need a ...
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xtightvnxc on pi4 running as root buster xtightvncviewer has no menu bar - can't admin headless pi4 (pi3,2,1 OK) with gui tools

When xtightvncserver is run as root on Pi4 running buster, vncviewer run from another host (ubuntu 20.04, in this case) there is no menu bar. When I run xtightvncserver as root on a pi3 (2 or 1) ...
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Raspbian Lite not playing vlc audio through HDMI

I have an RPi 3 running Raspbian Lite with vlc installed, I'm trying to get this setup for a TV, to play some branding from a directory on loop. Currently there's an issue with playing the audio from ...
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External WiFi dongle goes to sleep despite power management set to off

I am running a Raspberry Pi Zero W as a headless audio player. Since the WiFi-signal in my kitchen is weak, I added an external TL-WN722N v2 WiFi Dongle which greatly improved signal strength. My ...
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SOLVED 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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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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