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

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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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Use /boot/cmdline.txt for creating first-boot script

Many questions have been asked about how to find my Pi on my network. Others - including myself - have time consuming issues while trying to deploy a batch of fresh Pi's. While the creation of ...
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Headless Connection to Raspberry Pi [duplicate]

I have tried to create a headless connection to my (new) Raspberry Pi, since I do not have a HDMI cable at home. However- after trying everthing I have found as suggestions on Google etc.- I just ...
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Can't SSH Into Headless Raspberry Pi 3 B+

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and I'm trying to use it to run some servos. I'm brand new to the hardware and networking part of this setup - I only have experience with programming, but not this part. I ...
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I failed to remote connect to Raspberry Pi 3 from Ubuntu

I just bought raspberry pi 3 with Rapbian Jessi with Pixel and I have a Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on it. I want to remote connect to it from my laptop. I enabled the VNC server on ...
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SSHing via direct ethernet connection to mac over LAN (no internet connection)

I'm working a project that requires the raspberry pi to be portable, and accessible via SSH (headless setup) in places where there is no internet connection (such as on the top of a hill with no ...
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Pi zero w headless: Already setup and running. No HDMI option. Wifi password changed. How to connect again?

I have a working pi zero w, already setup and running. BUT, the wifi password changed. As a result, I'm unable to connect to it via SSH. I don't have an HDMI adapter nor an HDMI compatible screen ...
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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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Setting up the Raspberry Pi for the second time and WiFi detection issues

I am a beginner. When I bought my Raspberry Pi 3B a week ago, I was told that they had already applied a set-up. I didn't know what it meant and I followed a tutorial to set-up the Pi for the second ...
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Wake on LAN alternatives?

I am attempting to set up my Pi-0-w to wake up a computer on a local network. However, Wake-on-LAN is not an option. Does anyone have ideas for an alternative? Perhaps a way to wake through a USB ...
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Raspberry Pi completely running without a PC (SSH), a keyboard or a monitor

I run a script through the terminal created via Bitvise SSH Client that collects data with an accelerometer. Now I was wondering if it's possible to completely shut down the terminal and connection ...
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How to install Ubuntu MATE without HDMI output?

I'm new to Raspberry Pi 2, I just bought a Raspberry Pi 2 1.1, I don't have a TV or monitor with HDMI input, so I have to install Ubuntu MATE without it, is there any way to use composite video? i ...
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Desktop looks different when running RPi on laptop over SSH?

So I got my RPi 3 today and I spent a good 5 hours trying to run it headlessly because I usually use my laptop, plus I only have a DVI monitor and have to use an HDMI to DVI adapter (getting no sound ...
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RealVNC Viewer connection refused when headless

I have a Raspberry Pi B running a fresh install of PIXEL that I'm trying to connect to headless, within my own network. When I connect with a monitor, I have no issues - I can use RealVNC viewer from ...
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Raspberry Pi 3B - Headless - No Internet - Ethernet LAN - Router IP Assigned - Error to Connect

Don't know what I am doing wrong but since I had connected Pi to router's LAN port, I am not able to SSH via any OS. Be it Linux or Windows. I am able to connect it easily if I choose WiFi over ...
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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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SSH connection refused even though ssh file is in /boot

My image: 2017-08-16-raspbian-stretch-lite from here My Raspberry Pi: Raspberry Pi Zero W My computer: Linux (Fedora 26) What I did I followed the official instructions on how to flash the img to a ...
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Best 64 bit OS for Pi 3 without screen [closed]

So I've been running my Pi 3 with Raspbian Jessie Headless and I've run into some issues with the fact that Raspbian seems to be 32bit and MongoDB requires 64bit. So I am looking for the best (...
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How to make Sonic Pi play a specific buffer after boot?

I made a theremin using the instructions on raspberrypi.org. I want to be able to use this as a real instrument i.e. I only need to power on the Pi and everything will work without using a screen and ...
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Error while running a tightvnc script on Raspberry Pi 3

I have used this script for tightvnc #!/bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: tightvncserver # Required-Start: # Required-Stop: # Default-Start: 2 3 4 5 # Default-Stop: 0 1 6 # Short-Description: ...
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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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raspberry pi headless setup with usb, connection problem

hello i have raspberry pi zero in my hand that does not have any wifi. i have successfully SSH the raspberry pi to my window 10 computer. but when i try to update the pi, it turns out the pi does not ...
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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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Raspberry Pi Zero W booting problem

I ordered a Raspberry Pi Zero W. I have an 8 GB size SD card, I have installed the newest Raspbian on it, but it isn't booting. I tried with NOOBS and Raspbian lite too. There is no fail/success boot ...
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Determine why PI didn't connect to a WiFi

I setup my Pi to connect to wifi by entering login details for two WiFi networks in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf. I managed to get this to work with one wifi, but now I'm somewhere else 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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Raspbian Stretch Lite Install using remote desktop from MAC

I have to install Raspbian Stretch Lite but I don't have a monitor, only a MacBook Pro, so do you guys think I can connect Raspberry Pi to my laptop and do the installation? Would I be able to use ...
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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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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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Running Headless - checking boot screen messages

It's fairly easy now to run headless from scratch with a Raspberry Pi. One area that might have an issue though is debugging issues with devices that have been added to the Raspberry Pi. Often you ...
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Pi zero w not connecting to wifi

My new pi0w isn't connecting to my home wifi in a headless environment. Here's my set up: $ ifconfig wlan0 wlan0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether b8:27:eb:70:cb:b1 ...
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How to boot up & start using raspberry pi using laptop as a monitor

I have recently purchased a Raspberry PI 3 Model B+. I also have an ethernet cable, a 8GB SD card with raspbian os on it as suggested by most of the tutorials(using etcher), an HDMI cable & my ...
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Minecraft-pi on headless pi using ssh -X

Is it somehow possible to run minecraft-pi on a headless RPi using ssh -X? I had to add my user to the video group, but then I could start it via ssh, but all I get is a black, non-responsive window ...
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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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Connect to Wifi for 10 minutes then disconnect

I use one of my Raspberry Pi as a headless desk clock and, apart from a reboot once a day which forces the OS to synchronise time to an NTP server, I would like to turn the WiFi off after that stage ...
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How to get SSH access to headless Raspbian Stretch Lite? Official way seems not to work

I was not able to enable ssh by putting the file into the boot folder, and yes it was created without extension from a Windows 7 machine and gets deleted after boot. This is what should have happened:...
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Effective way of developing on a PC and deploying the program onto a headless Raspberry Pi

The way I mostly go about developing for a Raspberry Pi is by writing the code on my main machine in an sshfs directory that corresponds to /home/user on the Pi and then testing it by sshing into the ...
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Pi 3 B+ Headless SSH Connection Refused

Hey! Recently I purchased a new pi, and didn't have a monitor to set it up with so I SSH'd into it using an ethernet cable. I did this 100+ times and randomly it stopped working, and now gives a "...
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Finding or mounting boot partition to create /boot/ssh

To permanently enable ssh for a headless setup, my understanding is that the simplest method is to create an empty file /boot/ssh on the boot partition. However, when I write to a file using this ...
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How do I find the IP address of my Raspberry Pi 3B+

I don't have a HDMI screen, nor do I have access to the router. From what Ive been told, it has Kali installed. I am connecting the Raspb directly to the computer with a Ethernet cable. I have tried ...
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Sending from headless Raspi to HDMI screen [duplicate]

I'm working on a small project and I need my raspberry pi (model 2B, rev a01041) to send a very simple image to a little screen (probably 10x5cm). Unfortunately, I've always thought I'd never have ...
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ssh not working after creation ssh file

I am trying to setup my raspberry pi headless. I understand that we can create a file by name ssh in the boot partition (the one that is accessible on windows) to gets this working. I have connected ...
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Can't SSH into RPi from Mac Using Direct Ethernet Connection

I am completely new to the Raspberry Pi - I was bequeathed a 4yo RPi 3 and am trying to setup Kali. I have temporary access to a TV I can plug it into but will soon be leaving to go back home where I ...
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Initialize a headless RaspberryPi connected by Wifi, 100% from Windows

This works to initialize a headless RaspberryPi connected by Wifi (no screen/keyboard never needed attached to RPi): Get a Raspbian Stretch Lite from https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/ ...
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“Put an empty 'ssh' file in /boot/” trick not working anymore

SSH is disabled by default for security, which is annoying for a headless RPi. The usual trick was to create an empty ssh file in /boot/ which was possible even from Windows, because the boot ...
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How to develop with a Pi Zero W and a Windows 10 laptop (in a car)?

I have a commute of several hours every day, as a passenger, so figured that I might as well make use of the time and learn C/C++ development on the Pi. I comfortable & confident happy with C/++ ...