Questions tagged [headless]

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

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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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Setup rclone with google drive on headless pi without a linux machine

I have a headless raspberry pi on which I want to sync my google drive. The rclone setup allows me to get the token by copying a command and executing it on another linux installation with a ...
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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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ssh login after port 22 is suddenly not open anymore

I have a raspberry pi 4 where I installed Raspbian headlessly and had an apache web server and a mail server running - at some point the servers crashed and after not being able to fix it for some ...
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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 pi@raspberry.local 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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Failing to connect to Pi Zero W using headless SSH (USB Connection)

I'm trying (and failing repeatedly) to connect to a Pi Zero W using SSH over a USB connection. I know this question has been asked before, but trying the solutions brought up in those threads has ...
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Configure RasPi 4 for headless operation

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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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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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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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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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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