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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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? [duplicate]

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? [closed]

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 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 ...
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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 ...