As mentioned, I have linux 16.04 server installed on Compute Stick STCK1A8LFC.
I want to run it headless as a printer server, however whenever I unplug it from a HDMI monitor
and reboot it via SSH it does not come live again.
Of course It does boot fine if connected to the display.
I have been searching internet for around 5 hours now and I found that I have to update my BIOS to version at least 31.
I have tried both v. 31 and 35, this is what I do:
1. I copy the .bio files into the USB stick
2. I press F7, select file, press enter to confirm
3. The screen goes dark for a while
4. The intel Compute Stick reboots
5. When I enter bios again I see that it has not been updated
Also, no output is displayed, When I press enter to confirm I want to flash it It just goes black for a while (1-2 secs) and displays Compute
Stick BIOS menu again.
You shouldn't have to, but you could try using a device emulator like this: https://www.amazon.com/CompuLab-fit-Headless-Display-Emulator/dp/B00FLZXGJ6 Amazon.com: CompuLab Display Emulator or this: https://www.amazon.com/Adwits-Display-Emulator-Headless-Monitor/dp/B0788N4LT7 Amazon.com: Adwits 4K/30Hz HDMI Display Emulator. Both would also require a F-F adapter like this: https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Coupler-Adapter-Extending-Devices/dp/B00B2HPAE6 Amazon.com: UGREEN High Speed HDMI Female to Female Coupler.
Hope this helps,
I know I can do this but this emulator still costs a bit. I think I'd be easier to just use HDMI-Female VGA converter and then make 3 resistor connections to emulate HDMI.
However this is still not a solution.
Szustarol: Allow me to share with you another method of how to update the BIOS: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005902.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005902.html
Please share with us the results.
Okay after the BIOS update it is working but I keep getting this message after running for some time:
"please use AC adapter and system will shutdown in 30 sec"
I do not know what is wrong because im using 1 Amp phone charger.
Is 1 Amp not enough?
Thank you for following those steps Szustarol.
As N. Scott Pearson mentioned, were you able to use a 2A adapter with you Compute Stick?