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

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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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Couldnt enable SSH headless

I still get access denied massage when I try to login with putty even with file named "SSH" in boot partition.
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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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Is it possible to use a Raspberry Pi wihout a HDMI monitor

My daughter got a Pi for Christmas. I have no HDMI monitor or TV available at the moment. Until we get one is there any way to use the Pi? I have researched and tried various approaches to the ...
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Bring up headless Pi 3B w/Raspbian Jessie – ssh gets “connection refused” [duplicate]

This is my first time trying to use a Raspberry Pi (I have a 3B). I downloaded Raspbian Jessie, wrote the image to a micro SD card, installed the card in the Pi, and plugged in the network and power (...
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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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Setting up Pi Zero with Raspbian Jessie Lite (headless) : can't find etc directory

I have a Mac, Raspberry Pi zero, and an SD card. I downloaded Raspbian Jessie Lite and installed as per directions in Installing operating system images on macOS. I cannot find the etc/ directory to ...
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Install RealVNC And Dependencies

I have a minimal install on my Pi Zero using DietPi. I now want to add RealVNC to it so I have followed the instructions at their site: https://www.realvnc.com/docs/raspberry-pi.html I installed it ...
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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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Can two Pis have the same IP address?

I have two RPis that I'd eventually like to use for different things. I want to be able to use them both headlessly but I don't ever plan on having them plugged into my laptop at the same time when I ...
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Why is Jessie Lite headless but not running SSH by default?

I installed Raspbian Jessie Lite (downloaded from the raspberry pi site) to my SD card, plugged it into my Pi 2 and fired it up. Any attempt to connect via SSH is actively refused. The IP address is ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 Crashes, ACT light blinking

after a while of my headless Pi being on it usually crashes so that I then have to psychically unplug power. I have noticed that after a crash, red light is gone but the green LED ACT is blinking at a ...
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Pi 1B with Raspbian Jessie headless: wifi/ssh stops working when hdmi unplugged

I installed my old Pi 1B with Jessie intending to run it headless over wifi, accessed via ssh from a laptop. It worked fine for a couple of weeks, then suddenly I couldn't get a connection. I found ...
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SSH the Pi from computer with a USB cable only

I remember that when starting with Pi a few years ago (see this 2.5 year old question), it was impossible to SSH the Pi (without screen / keyboard / mouse) from computer with a USB cable only. One had ...
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Start-up program stops working when not plugged into HDMI Rpi3

I have a raspberry pi 3 running an LED program on startup, so that when I plug it in, it can run my light program right away, without any input from a keyboard/mouse. Everything works as designed ...
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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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Headless Raspbian Jessie 8.0 keeps crashing days apart

I leave my raspberry pi on almost all of the time and hardly ever see it crash, but sometimes, maybe every other day or so, I find that I am unable to SSH into my Pi. I go downstairs and see that the ...
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Keep GUI from running at boot in Raspbian?

I started running my Raspberry Pi with a monitor and keyboard, but I ended up decapitating it and don't need the GUI running anymore. How do I make it not start at boot?
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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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Is 'dwc2' limited to USB direct connections?

The instructions for setting up a direct-connect RPi Zero over USB have me add dtoverlay=dwc2 on a new line to `config.txt', and insert modules-load=dwc2,... in cmdline.txt. Are these settings ...
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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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How to use OS X Terminal and a USB cable with a Pi Zero?

I want to be able to use Terminal on my OS X machine to connect to my Zero directly over USB. How can I do this?
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jack fails to connect to session bus (without error)

I try to run jack on a headless machine - I get this: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo jackd -dalsa -r44100 -p512 jackdmp 1.9.10 Copyright 2001-2005 Paul Davis and others. Copyright 2004-2014 Grame. jackdmp ...
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R pi 3 headless first boot - cannot get an IP

I'm rather advanced with technology but this is my first attempt to set-up a R pi and it seems I've reached a dead-end. so, I downloaded and put on a SD card (sandisk ULTRA 8G) raspbian-jessie-lite ...
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Program will not run from console, works fine from IDLE GUI

I have written a small Wifi Radio program in Python that accesses the GPIO. Press button 1 it starts the radio, 2 pauses it, 3 next station etc. I have a i2c LCD display that displays the status of ...
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Is it possible to access pi on my laptop through wifi?

I can already set it up so that I can use the pi from my laptop through vncserver. Obviously, an ethernet cable is needed to so this. I am trying to find out if it is possible to do a similar thing ...
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Connecting to rpi2 through vnc on laptop over wifi

I've so far been able to connect to the pi by hooking it up to my laptop through an ethernet cable and following the tightvncserver process that allowed me to use the desktop environment from my ...
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How do I setup wifi on without being able to login?

I have a laptop, a power cable, an sd card, and a Pi3 (wifi built in). I'm trying to ssh in but first I need to setup the wifi. Where on the boot partition can I setup wifi (cmdline.txt?) with a ...
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NodeJS + Say does not work if run with sudo or on startup

I am trying to get a Raspberry Pi to work without a screen. However I want Text To Speech functions. I have installed festival and gotten the USB sound device to be default. Everything works except ...
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Unable to get Raspberry Pi IP

I'm new to this and I have a problem that I'm strugglin' with and I really hope someone can solve it. I've headlessly installed my RPi but I'm unable to find the IP address of it and SSH to it. I ...
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Headless Torrent Server - Permission Denied

UPDATE 1: The permissions are currently set as follows: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo service transmission-daemon stop pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo mount -o uid=pi,gid=pi /dev/sda1 /mnt/external_drive/ pi@...
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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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Wireless issues headlessly setting up Pi Zero

I very recently got a Pi Zero and would really like to start using it. I, unfortunately, do not seem to be able to connect to it. I installed Raspbian on the SD card, attached a Wi-Fi dongle, and ...
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Installing VNC on a new headless Pi 2

I know this has been covered before, by many different people on their own sites and by a few questions here on SE. But they all have old timestamps and their instructions don't seem to work anymore. ...
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Java headless or headful?

I've written a Java app with a GUI to run on the Rasp Pi. It runs OK with keyboard, mouse and display attached to the Pi. This has been fine for development, but I want to run the Pi without it ...
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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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recovery console - worked once only

Im attempting to setup an rpi via the recovery console ("headless mode") via Mac. I installed the serial port drivers, plugged in the cable (per instructions) and started a session via screen /dev/tty....
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Raspberry Pi did not autoconnect to ethernet

So I do not have a monitor. I just put the raspbian image onto the microsd card using the instructions from https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/linux.md. When I ...
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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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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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Direct SSH from Mac to Raspberry Pi on its own wifi

I'm as new as possible to Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to configure the following: My Raspberry Pi connected directly to my Mac via an Ethernet (or other) cable, so that I can setup and run the RP ...
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Pairing my Raspberry Pi with my Mac

I'm as new as possible to Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to configure the following: My Raspberry Pi connected directly to my Mac via an Ethernet cable, so that I can setup and run the RP entirely from ...
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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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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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How to troubleshoot a headless Pi that boots into emergency mode

What are the steps to take, files to examine on a memory card of a.headless Raspberry Pi running Raspbian that (unexpectedly) boots into emergency mode with a standard message: Welcome to emergency ...
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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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Advanced IP scanner unable to detect Raspberry Pi

I am trying to set up my Raspberry Pi in headless mode (i.e., without a monitor). I have installed the Raspbian Wheezy OS on my SD card. Initially when I powered it on with the ethernet cable ...
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Add notification for events on my Raspberry Pi

I am running my raspberry PI in a head-less fashion and it is therefore very valuable to be notified of certain events. So I should be able to do something like the following: /usr/bin/log_message "...
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Why does my raspberry pi keep halting?

My Raspberry Pi (Raspbian) (Headless) keeps stopping all connections (Pinging and trying to connect to Shell In A Box and ssh) after 5-10 mins of being on. It requires to be rebooted in order to work ...
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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....