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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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Hashicorp Vault How Do I Login Headless From STDIN Using Bash Shell?

Given a Bash Shell say in a Docker container running on Gitlab, for example, how would I get the password to get passed in? When I login with this: $ vault login -method=ldap username=myusername It ...
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Headless installation of debian "golden image"

For the retrofit of some older embedded (Intel, x86) PCs I would like to install a customized Debian image with as little as possible user interaction. Normally I would create a Debian installation, ...
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systemd-networkd: how to elegantly switch between creating a wireless access point and connecting to a wifi network

I'm working on a headless IoT device that creates its own access point so that the user can access its web UI and do necessary configuration. The system uses networkd but I'm not very attached to it ...
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Error installing chrome remote desktop on headless debian buster linux host

I have a debian buster host (not on Google Cloud) and I am following the steps in this tutorial: https://cloud.google.com/solutions/chrome-desktop-remote-on-compute-engine However, when trying to ...
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What tools do you use to manage your Linux Server?

I'm a starter, just started using a VPS (headless Ubuntu server 20.04), I was wondering what tools are the most relevant for configuring, managing, monitoring Linux Servers. And maybe also some Tools ...
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Make Headless Server Use Hardware Accelaration

I have a headless CentOS 8 Server with an AMD GPU. I want to use hardware acceleration but when I run OpenGL programs with xvfb-run (e.g glxinfo), the system reports I am using software rendering. How ...
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Stay Logged Into Headless Server

I have a headless Linux server running some services without root access (username leo), via systemd --user. I ssh into my server (as leo), start the services, and then exit. The problem is, systemd ...
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Firefox and Chrome headless mode not working on VPS (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) with Python/Selenium

I am trying to get Chrome running in headless mode with Python, but for some reason I only get a blank page back no matter what website I try to read. Google Chrome: v77 Chromedriver: latest version ...
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VAAPI on headless system

We run a hosted box with Intel Corporation HD Graphics 630. We have there Debian Buster with i965-va-driver-shaders and intel-media-va-driver-non-free installed. We are able to do hardware-accelerated ...
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Non-Latin characters not showing in headless Chrome on Ubuntu Server

When I visit a site in Chrome, it shows non-Latin characters just fine. However, when I run the same site in headless Chrome on Ubuntu Server and view the site via the debugger on port 9222, then all ...
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PowerEdge T100 fails to boot without display+keyboard

Our office has an old Dell PowerEdge T100 , which I'm recently setting up with Ubuntu 18.04. For space efficiency and we leave no mouse/keyboard+display connected. Thing is, once we power up our ...
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Cannot boot Debian-9.6.0 in KVM: "640 x 480 Graphic mode"

I'm trying to get a disposable virtual machine on my private server. I've tried downloading a couple of Debian ISO files for 9.6.0, but I am unsuccessful in booting any of them. After trying kvm -m ...
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Linux Headless Server Audio Player RTP stream

I am streaming audio from a linux server (192.168.0.10) to a headless client using ffmpeg. ffmpeg -i INPUT -acodec libmp3lame -ar 11025 --f rtp rtp://192.168.0.100:1234 On the headless client, I am ...
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Open graphical Windows applications without monitor and control it

I have an Windows server with multiple applications installed on it. For each application we created a macro that interects over it. For example, open the ERP -> go to product registration -> add a ...
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Headless OpenGL rendering on Google Compute

I created a GPU instance on Google Compute engine with NVIDIA Tesla K80 attached. I have installed GPU drivers and CUDA based on this guide. nvidia-smi check - ok. nvcc -V check - ok Now I am ...
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Starting systemd services sharing a session D-Bus on headless system

I need help starting services that communicate via a session (not system) D-Bus on a headless Linux system. The key is that no-one will be logged in on the headless system. So far I've been able to ...
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Dropbox Headless Install - No Account Linking URL [closed]

When installing Dropbox on a headless Linux machine with their install script (https://www.dropbox.com/en_GB/install-linux) - after install, when the dropboxd script is run a URL to link the ...
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How do I install Xen without having a video system?

How can I install Xen on a system without having a video card nor onboard video? Something about pxeboot or kickstart? I've searched for the answer but keep ending up in docs that have very little ...
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How to disable integrated intel graphics and use shared RAM for the Linux

Given a server with Intel E3-1275 v6 CPU, is it possible to instruct Linux kernel to stop using the integrated graphics and restore video RAM back to OS? I'd prefer using a kernel command line flag ...
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Connecting to headless machine via crossover

I'm trying to connect to a headless machine over a crossover cable. The headless machine gets it's address via dhcp. What is the easiest way to give the headless machine an ip address so I can connect ...
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Would a static IP make PC go online as soon as router become available/ready?

I have posted a part of this question here and now what Im questioning is an answer suggested - to create a static IP. Question in short: I have a headless PC(running Ubuntu) and I want to make this ...
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How to install Xvfb without root access (tried with linuxbrew)

I have non-root access to a headless Debian server that runs Jenkins. I want to build Unity3D on that Jenkins, which requires me to install Xvfb. Because it is a headless server, X11 is not installed, ...
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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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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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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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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 this ...
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