I was pleasantly surprised recently to learn that I can run sphinx on my Synology NAS within an Ubuntu VM in headless mode using sphinx-server and a captured ralink USB wifi antenna on the unit.
I had to completely disable the camera in my .drone file to get this to work. I was hopeful (not really) that maybe headless mode may bypass the video card requirements but now I’m feeling like that isn’t the case.
I followed the instruction here (https://developer.parrot.com/docs/sphinx/virtualbox.html) omitting port forwarding.
My NAS sits in the far corner of my basement and with my beefy ralink long range USB wifi adapter I can successfully connect to it from just about anywhere in my house.
Is there any way at all to bypass the video card requirements? It seems to me in headless mode it would be nothing more than generic computational units but, for all I know, OpenGL / GLX apis are being used via a hardware bound encoder or w/e regardless of the mode sphinx runs in.