Questions tagged [headless]

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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/++ ...
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Prepare for ssh without a screen

I have a Raspberry Pi model B at home, but I do not have a screen. My plan is to connect it to the Ethernet and then ssh into it. But this means that the SD card with the operating system (Debian ...
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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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Intermittent Wi-Fi connection from Win 10 Laptop to Raspberry Pi

This morning I was able to wirelessly Remote Desktop (learned from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDqQIDL3LKg) into Raspberry Pi 3 from Win 10 Laptop Then the connectivity broke off. No problem, I ...
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Can't find /boot nor etc folder in downloaded NOOBS in SD Card. Need to add wpa_supplicant.conf file to connect to wifi on first boot in headless mode

I have downloaded NOOBS on an SD Card to install in my Raspberry Pi Zero W. I will boot it for the first time in headless mode (because I do not have access to an HDMI monitor) and for that i need to ...
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wpa_supplicant.conf file become empty

I did headless setup of the Pi 3B+ and what I've done was: Flashed the last OS on the SD card (Raspbian Stretch full 2018-11-13) Created two files in the root directory of the SD card: ...
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How can I diagnose a headless Raspberry Pi Zero W that hangs?

I'm trying to run my Pi Zero W as a motion detecting camera using RPI cam web interface but it keeps hanging after a few hours at most. Before it hangs, it can record motion detect videos and upload ...
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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without a keyboard, mouse and display

I have a RPI 0 W, a 8GB Micro sd card with NOOBS on it. I want to install the Raspbian on RPI 0 W. Is it possible to do so with the help of my laptop? If yes, how should I proceed? If not, what else ...
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Raspberry Pi headless server

I would like to run a web server and storage server while still having the raspbian stretch over VNC. How would I go about setting up a web server and storage server off of raspbian with the storage ...
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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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Prepare SD card for Wifi on Headless Pi

I need to SSH my Pi over wifi but because it is a model A board (using a usb hub is not possible - ever) and I have no ethernet, i can't configure the Pi to connect to my secured wifi network. I want ...
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Cannot ssh to Raspberry Pi zero W via Usb

I usually ssh to my Pi zero via usb, but for some reason its not working anymore. but after looking in the gui using hdmi, it seems like the ip on usb0 is different from what is showing on my windows ...
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Rpi not Accepting default password when connected via ssh

I was trying to setup a ssh connection to my pi 2 (model B, i.e., no inbuilt wifi) in headless mode from my ubuntu machine. I do not have a router. After multiple attempts of flashing and tweaking, ...
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Cannot connect to Pi Zero through SSH headless mode

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero and I am trying to setup headless mode for that pi. I followed all the steps here, but I have no luck getting a SSH connection to the Pi. The microcontroller is running ...
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How can I troubleshoot kernel panics?

My Raspberry Pi 3 has been working stably for a year now as a headless server. In the last month, it's started crashing frequently (every two days). I can attach a monitor and see that there has been ...
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Raspian not booting after editing fstab and reverting changes

I have a RaspberryPi3 with a headless stretch installation. It ran a VPN server and a DNS server. Today I wanted to mount a HDD to use as a place to drop files in the LAN following this guide. After ...
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Setting up Bluetooth to Act as a Headset

Background: I'm working on a project to connect a Motorola XPR 7550e to a Raspberry Pi B3+ via Bluetooth. The idea behind it, is to run a NodeJS application that listens to the radio and transmits it ...
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Headless pi zero HID keyboard

I am trying to get my pi zero to act as a HID USB keyboard when plugged in to a computer, following this guide. I finished the configuration, and I get to the "Keyboard / Mouse / Joystick (HID)" ...