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

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Is the Raspberry Pi suitable for running continuously, 24/7?

I would like to run a headless machine to perform some basic automation and statistical generation (e.g. generating netstats, uploading to pvoutput.org), as well as any other trivial batch jobs that ...
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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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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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How to uninstall X Server and Desktop Manager when running as headless server?

I'm using my Raspberry Pi as a headless server which I can ssh into. I don't need the X Server, LXDE etc. I'm running Raspbian "wheezy". I've already disabled "Start desktop on boot" using raspi-...
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Enabling SSH on RPi without screen - keystrokes for raspi-config?

I don't have a screen for my Raspberry Pi. I want to SSH into it, but I get Connection Refused, so I presume SSH is not enabled. As advised in other questions I have looked at enabling the ...
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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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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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How to shut down RPi when running headless

If I am running a Pi headless, is there a command I can use to safely shut down, or should I simply remove the power cord?
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How to get Wi-Fi to connect on boot?

Raspberry Pi Model B OS: Raspbian I am running my Pi headless (currently through a direct Ethernet connection). I have a USB WiFi dongle. I would like to have the WiFi start up at boot and connect ...
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How do I discover the IP address of my headless RPi?

I've configured my RPi to be headless, and plugged it into my router. How do I discover the local IP address so I can ssh into it? Update: Lots of documents point out that you can log into the ...
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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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Pi Headless: How to confirm that the Pi is shut down

I am running my Pi headless connected to my wireless router using a ethernet cable. I wanted to shut down the pi remotely even when I am not connected to it using SSH/Putty to shut it down exclusively....
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How to change host name before first boot?

Is it possible to change the host name before the first boot? I've tried changing the name in /etc/hostname, but then the Pi doesn't boot properly. Is there something else that needs to be done? ...
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Connecting to a Raspberry Pi TightVNC server isn't working with Screenshare on Mac OS X?

I have a tightvnc server set up on my raspberry pi on port 1 but when I try to connect to it from my mac using the built in screen sharing client i get an error: Connection Failed to:192.168.1.127:1 ...
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Pi 4B Won't boot without HDMI cable plugged to Monitor

I am a beginner with Pi. I got a Pi4 with 4GB ram and Rasbian Full Desktop installed, SenseHAT attached as well. I did the wpa_wifi config file and it works fine, will connect to WIFI with Monitor ...
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Remote full reset (re-install) of a Raspberry

I've had a Raspberry Pi now for some time. I did a lot of fun stuff with it. A lot of the fun stuff is still on there, and that's not always fun. I could reset my Raspberry Pi by walking over to it, ...
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How do I set up wireless connections to Raspbian Stretch?

Some tutorials I found are outdated, but the following answer contains a collection of notes I have used to set up home, school(enterprise), & Ad-Hoc wireless connections on my Raspberry Pi 3.
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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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Raspberry Pi 3 without screen, but with smartphone

I want to make a cool Raspberry Pi thing that will be put in people's cars. What it does is not important, but somehow people must be able to interact with it. The ideal solution would be that users ...
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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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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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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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Reaching my Pi with MDNS (Avahi)

I want to ssh into my Pi and I can do it right now with the ip address of the Pi. But I want to do it using mDNS. I want to connect using ssh raspberrypi.local. I read that this should work. on the pi,...
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"Permission denied" for Raspbian default SSH password

I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi Zero W as a headless device on my local network, and am performing the initial setup with a fresh copy of Raspbian Stretch I've tried installing both the latest ...
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Raspberry Pi network crashes but can still ping

I have my raspberry Pi set up as a headless server running samba and deluge, where the OS's file system is mounted as read-only. It is connected by ethernet cable to the router, and has a USB hard ...
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Safe way to shut of Pi without keyboard, access to command line ,etc

I'm trying to utilize a Pi on a high altitude balloon where I just stick the pi in and go, when I get it back though to shut it down...is there a safe way without access to monitor, keyboard, etc? It ...
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My password doesn't work over ssh

I am trying a headless install and using NOOBS v1.4.2 . I followed the instructions on this thread: Installing Raspbian from Noobs without display and changed the password on \os\Raspbian\os.json ...
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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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How do I change the default OS to start with NOOBS Dual Boot headless?

I installed two operating systems on my raspberry pi using NOOBS. In my configuration the pi works headless, that means I won't be able to chage the os to start at runtime since I have no monitor and ...
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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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Best practices for "hardening" an RPi for embedded applications (unattended operation)?

This is a very general question, but I'm sure others will want to know the answer... I'm using headless RPi's for a remote monitoring application. These RPi's will be buried in utility closets and ...
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How to install radicale (CardDAV & CalDAV) on a headless RaspberryPi?

I want to install a server for CalDAV and CardDAV on my headless RaspberryPi and will use my answer below to make a guide which I will update as I go along. I had troubles installing pip for python3, ...
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What is the standard file system that a SD card have to use before write Raspbian using dd command?

I am very new to the Rasperry Pi and I am installing Raspbian in Headless manner. I have the following question. I have to write the Raspbian image on my SD card using the dd Linux command. The ...
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SSH and wpa_supplicant.conf file disappearing

I am trying to set up a Raspberry Pi Zero with Raspbian Stretch headlessly. From my understanding, in order to accomplish this task requires three steps: Flash Raspbian to a microSD (I did so using ...
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How do I make “startx iceweasel” launch full-screen?

I've done a clean install of Raspian Lite on my Rasperry Pi (there is no desktop environment installed). I'd like a kiosk-mode browser running fullscreen without having to worry about maintaining/...
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Looking for a low-power, low-footprint WiFi solution

I am working on turning my Pi into a "Car-puter," and will be using one of the Pi-specific XBMC images (Xbian, Raspbian, perhaps OpenELEC). I would like to use the XBMC Android Remote app to be able ...
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Headless wifi configuration ( AP mode )

I'm looking for a solution for configuring wifi in headless mode, the same way as IoT devices : when not known wifi in range, toggle to AP mode with a predefined SSID, run a small web-server to list ...
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How to specify hostname in NOOBS installation files?

Is there some way to specify the hostname (instead of default "raspberry") that is used when doing a NOOBS (ver. 1.3.4 or 1.4.1) installation? The hostname is present in /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname ...
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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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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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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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Raspbian Stretch SSH

I have a Raspberry Pi 3, which I have been running headless with Raspbian Jessie. Recently I flashed Stretch to my SD card, but when I boot that on my Pi, I can't connect to it over SSH. A little ...
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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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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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Is it worth it to upgrade to Jessie on a headless Pi2?

I'm running Raspbian (Wheezy) on a headless Raspberry Pi 2 at home to manage a number of services for my own amusement (*listed below) and to play around in general (** below). It's pretty much only ...
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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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Does Raspbian run any GUI by default? Can I uninstall some of its components?

I have downloaded default Raspbian distribution and now I'm already installing stuff on the Pi. Because I have no HDMI cable, nor USB keyboard I do everything via SSH. Successfully so far. I also ...
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Switching to headless after initial set up

Long story short: I have a Raspberry Pi 4 running the default Raspbian installation - the one intended for use with a monitor + keyboard + mouse. But I've set everything up and right now I'm actually ...
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How to connect a headless Raspberry Pi 3 to a Mac?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 model B. I already have Raspbian on a SD card. I have a MacBook Pro without an Ethernet and I don't have the Ethernet adaptor, I have no access to router. I want to connect to ...
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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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