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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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 ...
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Suggestion for a simple LDAP server and client

Trying to set up a headless LDAP server on a linux virtual machine (vmware). Small scope, but needs to be reliable and easy to use. Strong preference for simplicity over features, command-line over ...
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Mac OS X: how to run GUI apps on a headless machine

Is there a way to run a GUI app, like iTunes, when not logged in to a computer directly? Thus, I'd like to be able to start a program, then log out, or (preferably) run a GUI program directly from an ...