Headless systems or programs do not depend on a graphical user interface, user interaction or directly attached monitor/mouse/keyboard to work as expected. Administration is typically done via network.

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BTsync Webui unreachable on headless Linux host

I am trying to install the latest version of btsyc on a CentOS 6.5 headless server. I cannot reach the WebUI. I configured the webui on port 65000 via a config file and start btsync with the config ...
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If a server is headless (CentOS 7) is there a way to make the GPU used as an extra CPU core?

I've got a server with centOS that has no graphical interface. I only connect to it via ssh. As a result, the GPU is probably not used for much. I'd like to make the server use it as an extra CPU core....
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KDE 5 headless display : sddm not starting

I installed Kubuntu 15.10 on one of my servers, because I don't want always to the work with a shell and vi. Now for administration purposes I want to connect to the server with a ssh shell and start ...
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Setting up headless windows NVIDIA machines

We have some headless Windows 7 machines in a datacenter. We use them to run unattended tests of a 3d graphics application (similar to a game). We have trouble running the machines at 4k resolution ...
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Decoupled CMS - Hosting [duplicate]

We are developing a new site using a decoupled CMS. WP as the DB, Node as middleware, Angular for the front end, and few other things here and there. For hosting, I'm thinking of using MediaTemple ...
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Simulate USB keyboard from machine [closed]

Is there a software that allows a PC to simulate a keyboard via USB male-to-male connector to interact with another PC? It cannot require installation of software on the other PC. It must be ...
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How to create a headless JDK on Ubuntu

I want to have a headless JDK on Ubuntu 14.04. As discussed in the question “How can I install a headless JDK on an Ubuntu Jaunty server?”, one option is to create my own jdk-headless package. I have ...
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CentOS 7 and Dropbear

I have search this issue on serverfault.com but can't find anything. On my Server I habe installed an crypted LVM CentOS 7 with Dropbear. On boot I can decrypt the hdd via direct keyboard input. But ...
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Run Windows Server 2012 Datacenter headless

Is there a way to run a full installation of Windows Server 2012 headless? I am aware that I could potentially uninstall the GUI but I'm looking for a more 'seamless' solution where I could easily ...
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Vagrant + VirtualBox + X11 on a headless server

I'm trying to run a VirtualBox Ubuntu VM via Vagrant on a headless server. The VM has ubuntu-desktop package installed, however when the machine boots up I can't open X applications. DISPLAY ...
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Installing a Desktop Environment on a headless CentOS 7 server by CLi only [closed]

I am looking to install a Desktop environment on my headless Centos 7 server, and retain the headless functionality of the server. I have one caveat. I am nowhere near the server. It is in a server ...
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How to disable OCSP for a headless firefox browser (xvfb)?

I have a headless firefox browser (XVFB) on a linux server. I use it to run selenium tests as part of CI (Its a Jenkins box and the tests run for every build). However, the tests suddenly started ...
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Windows Server 2012 unattended upgrade

I am new to using windows server software and at the moment we are using windows server 2008 R2 datacenter. We want to upgrade to server 2012. How can we perform a unattended upgrade on the windows ...
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Force a headless server to load video drivers for the GPU?

I am running a headless server on Ubuntu, with the objective of using GPU's for non graphics computation. However, I have found that without the monitor plugged in the kernel fails to load the ...
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Is there a way to do SpiderOak setup from an Ubuntu 12.04 server command line without a GUI?

We're experimenting with SpiderOak for a few server backup tasks. (We preferred to avoid dropbox if possible, though that may end up as a fallback.) We've installed the client on our local Mac and ...
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unable to start the installation of a kvm win7 guest

I am using this command (using virt-install on a debian 7 host) to start the installation of windows7 guest OS. I have assembled the following from a plethora of sites virt-install --connect qemu:///...
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simulate keystrokes in headless environment

I need to simulate keystrokes in headless environment. All xte, xdotool and many C++ designed to work with X11 window I've tried xdotool, which it throw some error: xdotool type "aaaaa" Error: Can'...
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How to convince my Administrator that Java ON A SERVER is not insecure per se?

The Application We have a small Java application which uses some Camel routes to pick up uploaded files from a webserver, process them and send out some e-mails with the results. The server on which ...
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Slower VM Performance for Headless Browser Tests on Xeon

I created a virtual machine on my desktop to run our continuous integration process. After I was happy with it, I moved the VM (keeping the same configuration) onto our server where I found that the ...
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headless linux server for web serving tasks

I only need to run text-based applications on my server. think LAMP + ssh. It seems unnecessary to install entire distributions, like ubuntu, just to fire up apache and serve up my one web app. ...
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How can I create a packet capture file on a headless server for a single process?

I'm writing a python script on a headless server, and I'd like to see the packet capture output for the script. I can't run ettercap or Wireshark on the server as there is too much other noise (...
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Getting hardware accelerated graphics on a headless Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a series of command line applications which use accelerated hardware contexts to perform logic on the GPU, in a CUDA like fashion. The applications are Windows specific, so they can not run on ...
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Prevent Accidental Execution of Windows .BAT File on Workstation?

I have a .BAT file with a robocopy line in it. The .BAT file resides on a network server directory. I use a client/monitor application on my workstation to send out a run command to several headless ...
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Rescue OS with VNC on by default [closed]

I have a linux box that has been running headless as my home server for a year. I've decided it's time to upgrade the OS and do some other things, so I took it out of the closet, disconnected the data ...
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Linux kernel option to force video card to stay on

I just installed Debian Wheezy 7.1.0 on an Intel vPro System (Intel Core i5-2520M, SuperMicro MBD-X9SCV-Q-O). Intel AMT's KVM works perfectly until Debian has completed booting and shows the login ...
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How to cleanly start and stop a headless Oracle VM Virtualbox virtual machine? [closed]

I have Oracle VM Virtualbox on my Windows 7 development machine. I want to start a VM when Windows starts, and cleanly shut that VM down when Windows stops. Can that be done? I can start a headless ...
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Web-based disk space visualizer

I have a number of Linux webservers for which I'd like to track where disk space is going and keep disk space to a minimum. Typically I login on SSH and use du to find out where disk space is wasted ...
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TeamCity sends inadequate responses after Selenium tests

I have a TeamCity 7.0.2 at CentOS 6.2 server without X Server. I've installed x11-fonts*, xvfb, firefox, xauth, extracted env. variable DISPLAY=localhost:1, and started xvfb. After that I could start ...
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ISP login, MAC spoofing, WiFi and multiple devices

I have a Tikona Digital Broadband (WiMax based) Internet Connection which allows limited number of devices to be connected at a time and also requires that the users login with username and password (...
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How to mount Windows Vista file share to remote headless Linux Centos 5.8 system?

I am trying to set up a network file share system such that a headless supercomputer running linux (CentOS 5.8) can access computer simulation files stored on a Windows Vista machine. I have found ...
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How do I configure CentOS 6.2 to run headless?

I've installed CentOS 6.2, encrypting my swap partition and my /home. I'm trying to configure my server to run headless; I'd like it boot and push all of its boot spew to whoever is connected to it ...
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“Bind” USB-keyboard exclusively to specific application

What i have: Linux machine (debian stable) without monitor, keyboard, no X running USB-device which acts like an USB-keyboard (like many barcode-readers [1]) What i (don't) want: I want to use ...
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Unable to connect to vrde virtualbox VM remotely

So I've remotely created my first headless using ssh. Now I'm attempting to connect to this VM using RDP so I can install Ubuntu Server, but I cannot get connected at all. When starting the VM ...
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Run chkdsk on a headless Windows 2008 R2 Server?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server which is running headless. It's a full installation, without a monitor, keyboard or mouse. For the last few days the machine has suddenly stopped responding at random ...
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xorg.conf missing in Debian

I'm attempting to configure X on a headless server. I've installed the xorg, tightvnc, and fluxbox but /etc/X11/xorg.conf is missing. I've run xorg -configure and it gives fails giving the following ...
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Installing and utilizing VirtualBox on a headless CentOS machine

In follow-up to a question about Debian, how can VirtualBox be installed to a headless CentOS machine, and then utilized on that headless machine?
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Locked out of a Windows Server 2008 headless server by mistakenly switching Network Discovery to off

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that is connected to our LAN. We inherited this machine, meaning that we didn't set it up ourselves and may not be aware of everything about it. However we ...
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Xvfb - phantomjs - linux redhat enterprise 5

I am trying to get phantomjs (a headless browser) working on my server... Bottom line is i'm not having any luck. The answer in the FAQ for phantomjs is to run it with Xvfb: http://code.google.com/p/...
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OpenOffice Headless Mode - Temp Directory?

We're running OpenOffice 3.2 in headless mode. It writes all of it's temporary files to /tmp and we're running out of disk space, so I'd like to change the temp directory for it. Sadly, I can't seem ...
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Accessing guest VirtualBox console via headless host SSH?

I've looked quite some time for this, and just can't find anything. Is there a way to access a VirtualBox guest consolle, via headless host SSH session? I.e. without any RDP/VNC protocols, just like ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop: How to disable all GUI elements and boot to command prompt [closed]

Crosspost from AskUbuntu I have a laptop I'm running as a file server, which is running Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop. Now that summer heat is here, and because I love the environment, I'm look for all sorts ...
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connect to xvfb remote to fix firefox headless crash?

I have firefox running in xvfb (for nagios monitoring with selenium) but firefox crashes on me since today in ps: /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.17/crashreporter /tmp/customProfileDira27173dd39e4467.... how ...
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Juniper’s Network Connect ncsvc on Linux: “host checker failed, error 10”

I’m trying to log in to a Juniper VPN with Network Connect from a headless Linux client. I followed the instructions and used the script from http://mad-scientist.us/juniper.html. When running the ...
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Headless Ubuntu server machine sometimes stuck at GRUB menu

I have Ubuntu 10.10 Server installed on a single-board machine in a semi-embedded environment; no keyboard or screen, just SSH access to it. So it's really frustrating when it occasionally boots up ...
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Connecting with ssh to virtualbox (headless)?

I have successfully setup a virtualbox running Ubuntu server. As everything is working now, it would be sweet to run it in the background, so I've made a small bash script to start it whenever I need ...
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Forward already-running X-window-system applications through SSH

I know that it is possible to forward the windows of an X-windows-system application to a client's desktop via SSH when you start the application in a SSH terminal session which has X-forwarding ...
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Init Selenium RC on headless server

as described in [1] running Selenium RC on a headless Linux is pretty easy to achieve. Essentially this requires these commands: $ Xvfb :99 -ac & $ export DISPLAY=:99 $ java -jar selenium-server....
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How do I headless install Ubuntu 10.10 Server

I installed Centos 5.5 on a headless server. The BIOS supports console redirection, so all I needed to do was: 1) Connect over a serial cable, 2) adjust the BIOS, 3) put the CD in, and 4) at the boot ...
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Suggest a 'headless' linux dist that I can use to play with firefox, Xvfb and selenium RC?

I'd like to build a similar replica of the virtual server I get from my hosting company in order to test a windowless application of firefox using Xvfb. I'd like to do so using a parallels virtual ...
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Any advice for administrating a headless server?

I have a headless server (with a desktop (ubuntu 10.04)) that I VNC into (using RealVNC) whenever I want to do anything with it. However, VNC-ing does not seem reliable. Every week I have a connect ...