Running a server completely headless is fine as long as the server boots and remote access is available (via ssh, rdp, vnc or similar). I have a HP mediasmart EX490 server which has no VGA output (though it is possible to get a VGA/PS2 connection with a debug cable). These are some tips for running the EX490 completely headless with Ubuntu.
HP EX490/EX495 MediaSmart servers were at one time very popular option for a home server. These 4-bay home servers came with Microsoft Windows Home Server V1 as the operating system. It was a very small (even smaller than the newer Gen8 ProLiant Microserver) yet feature rich home server. I bought mine in 2011. This post is about some history of the upgrade path of my EX490 and a recent update to a 6TB GPT boot disk.
I had a Homeplug AV link between my router and and network enabled devices (Raspberry Pi running Raspbmc and a LG-DP1B Media player) in my bedroom. I used the Western Digital Livewire AV Network Kit, which conforms to the Homeplug AV standard. When I moved to a new apartment the performance of the Livewire AV link was degraded significantly. I used to have a consistent throughput around 40Mbps before (out of the maximum possible 200Mbps) in the previous apartment. But with a very old power-circuit in the current apartment and also due to the fact, the living-room, where the router is installed, and the bedroom are connected to two different power-circuits, the sustained throughput obtainable was only around 15Mbps. (Which is actually lower than a good quality 802.11g link)
The ipv6-ipv4 dual stack is now enabled for Padavan’s latest firmware for RT_N56U. This post is about firmware ‘RT-N56U_188.8.131.52-018 (en-ru). IPv6+IPv4. Linux kernel 3.0.43‘ Before entering ipv6 details in ipv6 […]