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

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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 ...
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How to get Pulseaudio working with Music Player Daemon?

I installed MPD, to prevent crackling sound I want to use pulseaudio. So I configured MPD to use pulseaudio: audio_output { type "pulse" name "MPD PulseAudio Output" server "localhost" } ...
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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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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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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 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 ...