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I have two Ubuntu systems. The first I'd like to use as a server. Hence I don't have a display or even keyboard for it. The other is my laptop and can connect to the network. Upon bootup, the "server" will go to a lightdm login screen.

First thing I'd like to do is connect my server to my network. But since I don't have a display for it, I'd like to do it somehow using my laptop. Is there a way I can just connect my laptop to the server using ethernet and then configure it? First step: how do I get "in", or bypass the login screen?

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When your server boots up, even if you don't log in, it should be connected to the local network.

To log in, you should be able to use ssh:

ssh [email protected]

If you'd like to run graphical apps on the server you can add X forwarding:

ssh -X [email protected]

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