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

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running pulseaudio in system mode without X

I would like to make pulseaudio work on my Raspberry Pi 3 without X installed. I'm using the Arch Linux ARM distribution and these are the packages I have installed related to pulseauio and alsa: $ ...
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Connecting a headless Pi Zero W to a bluetooth speaker

Edit: The problem does not occur using another bluetooth speaker. As that speaker is also the one I'm planning on using, the question is now only of academic interest. I'm trying to set up a small ...
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Can consolekit sefely be removed, when running headless (no GUI)?

Lately I am getting a lot of the following messages in my /var/log/syslog: Aug 26 07:48:20 raspberrypi console-kit-daemon[2376]: GLib-CRITICAL: Source ID 42 was not found when attempting to remove 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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Trying to get SSH over USB to work (Raspberry pi Zero W)

I'm trying to connect to my Raspberry Pi Zero W using SSH over USB. I've seen other people do it, and I have tried multiple different tutorials over the last few days, but none of them worked. I've ...
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Error running headless jackd

I'm following the instructions here to run jackd on my headless Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. The only difference is that I'm using the standard packaged jackd instead of the autostatic ones mentioned ...
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Can't enable ssh for first boot because latest Raspbian image boot partition is read only

I'm trying to set up my Raspberry Pi headless from my MacBook. However, when I flash the latest Raspian image (April 2018 version), the resulting boot partition has a read-only file system. I've tried ...
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Maximise GPU usage on a headless Raspberry Pi

I have a headless Raspberry Pi 2 model B and my goal is to maximise the heat output from the CPU/GPU IC. I've successfully maxed the 4-core CPU by running 4 instances of: yes > /dev/null & ...
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Usage of graphics core for headless XRDP server

I run my Pi as a headless server, running (among others) XRDP. My question is this: does XRDP use the video core and RAM? If not what is the lowest possible memory split?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Selenium on raspberry - headless firefox not working as expected

i wrote a python code using selenium to interact with a headless browser. I altered the code a little for the use on the raspberry. The code for the PC works fine, but on the raspberry it stops to ...
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Why does my RPi3 keep refusing remote connections

Background information: I have an RPI3 running headless that is set up to monitor the temperature in an aquarium. If the temperature goes out of range the heater is either turned on or off. the ...
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Trying to ssh to RPi 3 model B - Connection refused

I want to use my RPi 3 completely headless with wifi using Raspbian - I don't have neither a USB keyboard nor a monitor. I modified the following two files on the ext4 partition of my SD card. The ...
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Temporarily put a Pi into energy efficient mode (disable HDMI, avoid X Windows)

I want to deploy a RPi 3 in quasi-headless mode, i.e. no display attached, with an application running that takes time-lapse photos (with the standard camera module). Power is supplied through a ...
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TightVNC starts fine locally, won't autostart

I am a total linux noob and I am trying to follow the directions here: http://www.penguintutor.com/linux/tightvnc to start VNC at boot. I can type sudo systemctl start tightvncserver.service in ...
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Can not Headlessly connect to Pi through LAN without wifi and internet sharing

this is the tutorial I've been following I can not SSH into my Pi unless the wifi on my laptop (MBP) is on and internet sharing is enabled. I have my laptop set to a manual LAN address of 192.168.2.2 ...
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xterm-256color behavior on Mac OS X

I have succeeded getting a minimalist connection between my Mac and my Raspberry Pi (RPi). With one USB-Serial adapter cable, I login to my RPi and do command-line work, even using Vim to edit files, ...
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Raspberry Pi X-session fails to load over SSH

Am connecting from my Linux (Mint) desktop to the Fedora (rpfr18) Raspberry Pi using SSH X tunneling. When the Pi comes up, I connect to it from the desktop xterminal using: SSH -X root@192.168.x.y ...
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I have to restart transmission-daemon to make transmission-remote work

I have a small problem with my headless raspbian torrentbox, when I reboot transmission-daemon is running: simone@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo service transmission-daemon status [sudo] password for simone: ●...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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