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

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How to safely do a headless Raspbian install with WiFi only network

Is there a safe way to do a headless install of Raspbian with a WiFi-only network? I have a laptop with an SD slot to preconfigure the SD card as necessary. By "safe" I mean that at no point do I ...
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How much performance do I lose, when running the desktop (but not using it)?

Using raspi-config you can decide whether the pi should boot into a desktop environment or not. I only use my pi over ssh so if the desktop is there or not does not matter to me at all. My question ...
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Raspberry Pi static IP address Ethernet timeout

I have set up the Raspberry Pi to work fine with Raspbian on Wi-Fi, etc., but when I would try to connect after a reset the IP address would change. Then I spent all this time changing the ...
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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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Pi B+ as a 24v motor controller, code written in C#(Mono). Power concerns

Background Information My college has entered an annual racing competition called Greenpower, and it's been agreed to use a Raspberry Pi as the car motor controller. Since I am the only knowledgeable ...
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Headless RaspberryPi Network Login [Proxy]

I am connecting my RaspberryPi to my school's WiFi network which is fine for local operations like SSH, but the school has a web login to associate the IP with a user account which grants internet ...
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Streaming live video to websites? [closed]

A little flavor text: My wife and I are having our baby in Taiwan, and we want to use a camera, such that my family and friends can go to a website, fill in a password, and see a live stream of the ...
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unmount root on headless pi

I have a set of PIs that I control remotely. I am going to update them to set the the root of the filesystem as read-only (to avoid SDACRD corruption problems). However, occasionally I will need to ...
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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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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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“Easy” Headless File Transfer

So what I am trying to do is, by any means, transfer one .txt file from my phone to the Raspberry Pi. However, I want to be able to do this without inputting a pin, via bluetooth, that I have to ...
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Headless Pi server over Wifi

I bought new Pi b+. So i found my hungry wifi dongle can work on it well, I decided to put my Pi running headlessly over wifi. But problem is if wifi disconnects, the Pi wont reconnect. I'm using ...
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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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Raspbian GUI Headless

I'm planning to run Raspbian on a Model B v1 (256MB) Pi, and I'd rather not have the memory overhead of a GUI running in the background. I know that there are a few Raspbian Server respins available ...
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Connect Raspberry Pi to MacBook air over USB ethernet adapter and use the WiFi connection on the Mac

My setup = Raspberry pi + Keybaord + Mouse, connected to a MacBook air via a USB Ethernet adapter. On the MacBook air, internet sharing is on to allow the USB Ethernet device use the WiFi connection ...
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How to use flash storage as blackout-proof volatile memory?

I plan on using the Raspbian derivative Industrial Perennial Environment or a similar solution to create a blackout-proof headless Raspberry Pi for use with various electronics. Obviously this means ...
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SSH/SOCKS/HTTP Proxy

I use Google Chrome Portable regularly on a computer where I have no administrator rights or access to network settings. I want to use my Raspberry Pi as a proxy from my house so I can use my internet ...
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Booting up a headless Raspberry Pi using Mac OS X

I bought the Raspberry Pi Model B (Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kit off Amazon) thinking this would be my first and final purchase for a while, but have been unsuccessful in getting the computer ...
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No input on FTDI / Serial on raspberry

I have one of these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FEAMUOK/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Hooked it up as described in in the last post here: Running Headless - checking boot ...
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Debugging headless install

I just got a Model B which I intend to use headless only, via ssh (it's the only way I can use it for now either). I followed this steps to "burn" Rasbian (downloaded from the official website) to a ...
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How to connect my RaspBerry Pi directly to my PC using ethernet cable? Don't work

I am trying to install\configure RaspBian on my new RaspBerry Pi in headless way. So I have wrote the RaspBian distro on the SD using the dd Linux statment and I am following this tutorial to connect ...
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Some doubts about how write RaspBian on SD card using dd command?

I am very new in RaspBerry Pi and I am trying to installa RaspBian on my SD. So I have perform the following operations: 1) In the shell I have execute the following statment to copy RaspBian on my ...
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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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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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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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Connect to raspi over ethernet with no known IP

Is it possible to set the IP of a raspi from another connected device? I have my raspi plugged into the ethernet port on my iMac. The raspi doesn't have an IP (as far as I can tell), so I can't ssh ...
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RPi does not work with USB thumb drive anymore

I recently upgraded my RaspberryPi's storage using a 64GB USB Thumb Drive. I use my Pi as a BittorrentSync "Server" to have my files always accessible. Currently, this is the only operation it does (...
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Accessing the command line on the Raspberry Pi outside

When I'm working with my Raspberry Pi, I usually connect it to a screen using the HDMI cable. If I only need to modify one or two lines, I also use ssh. When I'm running my Raspberry Pi outside of ...
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Most Secure way to Attach Wires to Header?

I am constructing a portable device (a tool the enhance the quality of life for a blind user) but, alas, because it is portable, it must be able to survive the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. ...
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I can't connect to my Raspberry Pi until I curl to the connecting device

I have seen other questions on this board that are similar but I haven't seen an answer that works for me. I have a Raspberry Pi setup so that it can talk to the wireless lan. I am on an Airport ...
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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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Shutting down my Pi safely

I was looking at How to shut down RPi when running headless and really happy to see the awesomeness! So, is it possible to use udev rule to shutdown my Pi when I switch off the router that connects ...
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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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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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Changing the static IP of a Pi headless

I have a Pi that was set to some static IP that I don't remember (I can't nmap it out because the static IP works in a different part of the network than the one I am in right now). I'm trying to ...
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NAS & Torrenting

I have a 512MB Pi, Wifi dongle, 1TB Lacie External HDD, 16GB USB Stick, Couple of SD Cards (mostly 10 class), USB 2.0 Self Powered USB Hub etc. I would like to control my Pi using Macbook which has ...
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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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Only write to directory when USB is mounted

After following this answer a while back I have now run into some problems. My situation: I have a USB-HDD set up to get mounted to a directory on my SD card using fstab. Using the Raspebrry Pi ...
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How to get Motion working “On the fly”

I'm wanting to use my Pi as a dashcam and I'll have it set ffmpeg to make mpeg4 recordings. On the Motion website here they describe you being able to generate mpeg films "On the fly." I have done ...
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Motion save to usb hdd - no permissions [closed]

I'm wanting to use my Pi as a dashboard camera and I'm wanting motion to save its files to the usb but it doesn't have permissions to save to it. The usb is currently FAT32 so I can plug it into a ...
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PI streaming audio with mplayer runs for a while and then becomes unresponive

I’ve got a raspberry pi running headless, playing an audio stream through mplayer over wifi. Crontab loads mplayer on boot, as well as a couple scripts: one that pings the router, and if there is ...
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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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Headless Raspberry Pi won't cold boot without monitor - with monitor OK

My old 256M Raspberry Pi shows odd headless boot behaviour it will not boot headless (SD green access briefly, but no ethernet lights). Official Raspian SD from ele14 that has been updated. Cold boot,...
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Network or shutdown issues on my Arch Pi

I'm using a B board as a headless print/scan server with Cups installed on Arch. The pi is plugged into a linksys router with DHCP, but i'm using the "Reserve IP address" feature on the router to ...
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Couldn't establish Raspberry Pi SSH Connection

I am consistently trying to connect to my RPi through SSH but the connection is refusing. What I did is, I connect my RPi to my WiFi Router, Open Router's control panel and look into the DHCP table, ...
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How to get iPad to reliably connect to raspberry pi AP?

I am designing a car computer that is a simple readout and data logger using an OBD cable. I want to avoid buying a screen, so I am planning to generate a wifi network using an AP dongle I have, and ...
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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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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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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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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 ...