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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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 Power Mac to boot headless (without keyboard or monitor)?

I have a couple of Apple Power Mac 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 ?
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Xvfb not working on Red Hat Linux

I'm trying to get an X server going on a headless box and I'm using Xvfb. Invocation: Xvfb -fbdir . & Result _XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix should be set to root Could not init ...
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How can I install a headless JDK on an Ubuntu Jaunty server?

I recently set up a build server that requires a JDK to run (for example, to compile the Java sources). The OpenJDK package in Ubuntu pulls in the OpenJDK JRE as a dependency which, in turn, depends ...