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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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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No HTTP connectivity in vbox guests with bridged network

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server x86. Network connectivity is on eth2 for the host server (the 10ge card). I installed VirtualBox 4.2 using the downloadable deb package from VirtualBox's website. ...
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How to cleanly start and stop a headless Oracle VM Virtualbox virtual machine?

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: ...
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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 ...
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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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Headless Browser for FreeBSD Server?

I'm looking for an open source headless browser to run on a FreeBSD shared Web server, which can do reasonably accurate rendering of current HTML/CSS/JS. As I'm not very skillfull with Unix/servers ...
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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 ...
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Enable ssh, vnc or something similar during installation of Ubuntu

I have a headless Scaleo Home Server 2205 that I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu Server on. Then on top of that I was thinking of using greyhole and CrashPlan to mimic some of the original WHS ...
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How can I install a linux distribution without display?

Let's say I have computer without graphics controller. One of these storage servers with preconfigured Windows Home Server (Lenovo IdeaCentre D400) for example. Is it possible to install a Linux ...
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Configuring a headless windows 7 system

I have a client who resells our systems enclosed for use in industrial environments. We have been looking at installing a small dc powered monitor, but have run into a few problems which has made me ...
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Virtualbox Start VM Headless on Windows

Oracle VirtualBox on Windows Hi All, Is there a way to start a vm headless (vboxheadless -s ) but one can close that command window or if I add that as a startup item will that make it run silent ? ...
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Headless server has stuck “del” key, making it unmanageable. How can I disable keyboard via VBS?

I have a headless Windows 2008 R2 box that seems to have a keyboard plugged in and something is pressing on the delete key. I'm using GotoMypc to access the box and am unable to click on device ...
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Is it possible to run OS X headless?

I'm using an old iBook with OS X 10.4 as a server. Is there any way I can run it headless, ideally to cut down the memory usage and aid performance? Is a headless mode possible with any version of ...
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Can I have notifications/alerts sent by IM to a Skype account from a headless machine?

I want to make my network monitoring system send IM alerts, and the IM client of choice at my workplace is Skype. Is there a command-line driven API, that doesn't require the GUI Skype client, so I ...
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How can I start an X11 session on my headless Fedora 13 server?

I have a small home server using Fedora 13 as operating system. Since the upgrade to Fedora 13 I cannot start the X11 server. (I need it to use vnc) When I try to start the server, both the nouveau ...
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Not able to run firefox in a head-less Ubuntu server 9.10

I need to run Firefox in my server in order to execute some Selenium tests from Hudson. I would love no to have to install a complete gui. So I installed Xvfb in order to fake the Gui (I understand it ...
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what does google use to install its headless servers in its server farm?

I am interested in this as I want to set up my own headless servers, and I'm sure learning from google would not be a bad idea for me :)
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Vboxheadless without a command prompt (VirtualBox)

I'm trying to run VirtualBox VM's in the background from a service. I'm having trouble starting a process the way I desire. I'd like to start the virtualbox guest in headless mode as a separate ...
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Windows: Creating a service out of headless application (VirtualBox). Stop/shutdown script?

My client needs to have a virtualized Linux running on his Windows Server 2008 (R1). I've managed to setup VirtualBox as a service with srvany, but I see no way of creating a kind of 'stop script' so ...
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Opera unite as a daemon

Is it possible to run an opera unite server without the browser? Say for instance I want to use my always-on FreeBSD server, which doesn't run X.
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How to configure Apple Powermac to boot headless (sans keyboard/monitor)?

I have a couple of Apple Powermac G5 machines that I have deployed as servers: they're running GNU+Linux, connected to the world only via an ethernet cable. When I need to restart these machines, ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server through SSH

Does anyone know if it is possible to install Ubuntu server headless? I do know of the ability to output a terminal to a COM port, BUT, I was wondering if there was a way to drop a prompt, install ...
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Running gui based desktop software in a headless VM

I am dealing with some software that "wants" to be run from a system that has a desktop (call it the primary package). This software invokes other packages that also run as user level applications on ...
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Install VirtualBox Headless only

I want to install VirtualBox on a fresh debian box without having to install an X-Server. How can that be done ?