I start my window manager with systemd service units (following this tutorial).
After I log in at
tty1 the following gets executed in
.zlogin (I'm using ZSH as a login shell):
if [[ -z "$DISPLAY" && $(tty) = /dev/tty1 ]]; then nohup systemd --user > ~/.xlog 2>&1 & disown %2 logout fi
Systemd starts a X server, a window manager, ... through service units.
The problem starts when I want to logout.
Should I simply execute
kill $MANAGERPID to kill the systemd daemon ?
It seems much cleaner to do a
loginctl terminate-session $XDG_SESSION_ID but this command requires further privileges.
Here's the question: What is the preferred way to log out with the setup described above ?