systemd is an alternative approach to SystemV init daemon for Linux. It is intended to provide a better framework for expressing services' dependencies, allow more work to be done in parallel at system startup, and to reduce shell overhead.

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Runtime parameters for a systemd service

I am a little confused about how runtime parameters are normally supplied to a systemd service. The general idea I have is that the following happens: There is a file that contains the environment ...
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Why does my Before=sleep.target service run *after resuming*?

I've defined the following service to start a screen locker before suspending: $ cat /etc/systemd/system/screenlock.service [Unit] Description=Lock X session using slock Before=sleep.target ...
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Systemd Unit for reconnecting wireless on failure

I have a systemd service called conWlan0.service which establishes WiFi connection. Now I want to create another Unit which periodically checks the connection. Is this a reasonable start? [Unit] ...
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Systemd Initrd service and persistance

I need to run a simple daemon from system initrd image. According to system.initrd documentation, when sytemd is running directly from initrd all running processes will be killed on switch-root, ...
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MDADM Array Detection Slowing Down Boot - Why?

I have an AMD64 Gentoo (running systemd) build with a RAID0 root and some other arrays (RAID1 boot, RAID1 home etc..). The boot process is being slowed down quite dramatically as mdadm searches the ...
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Log files for kernel panic on Arch Linux

I have recently updated my Arch Linux machine. Since then, I have been getting kernel panics here and there. (the screen freezes and the status lights on my keyboard are blinking) It seems to happen ...
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Cannot get Systemd working on GENTOO: Where am i going wrong?

I'm having a massive amount of trouble installing gentoo with systemd; this is a fresh install and not an upgrade. Steps (after partitions etc.. are setup): Unpack AMD64 stage3 and emerge-webrsync ...
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Why does Fedora 20 request a restart after software updates?

I have a Fedora 20 installation in a VirtualBox virtual machine. Now it notifies me of "OS Updates", that "Includes performance, stability and security improvements for all users", and I have the ...
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Show Custom Boot-Message

I would like to show a custom message during boot, or even better the program cmatrix. I boot with the "quiet" parameter so there are no startup messages, instead I would like to show a ...
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how to run a user script after systemd wakeup?

When my debian jessie desktop box wakes up from sleep (via the new shiny systemd) my mouse settings are returned to their defaults, having reset my customisation xinput set-prop 12 'Device Accel ...
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How to disable systemd's “Time has been changed” message spam in /var/log/syslog on Debian jessie?

Due to combined use of Debian jessie, that uses systemd by default, and sdwdate (that uses Slow Clock Adjuster ( gh )), my system clock is frequently changed. As a result /var/log/syslog gets ...
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controlling module loading order using a shell script or systemd(fedora) service?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 with systemd(default). I have a broadcom 4312 wireless card which needs "wl" driver and broadcom NIC which uses "b44" "ssb" modules. now, the problem is, at boot the wireless card ...
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What is needed for a minimal systemd boot to launch getty on a virtual console?

For SysV init, I need /etc/inittab respawning getty entries, the /sbin/init binary, the binaries and shared libraries for the shell, login, the getty, the PAM/security/shadow stuff, and a few device ...
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systemctl to start cron-like job

In /etc/systemd/system directory I have: rsnapshot-backup.service file, with following content: [Unit] Description=rsnapshot backup automation [cron like] [Service] Nice=19 IOSchedulingClass=2 ...
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How to run systemd user service to trigger on sleep (aka. suspend, hibernate)?

Based on various sources I have cobbled together ~/.config/systemd/user/screenlock.service: [Unit] Description=Lock X session Before=sleep.target [Service] Environment=DISPLAY=:0 ...
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Why my systemctl v208 command doesn't support some features?

I'm presuming there's a patch somewhere where Debian decided to disable it, but I can't find it nor the changelog entry. There are several commands that aren't available, like dot, dump, list-timers ...
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How to determine a log's source process spawned from a systemd service?

I have a systemd service which starts multiple 3rd-party processes which output to standard output. Is there anyway to easily determine which logs are from specific process from the system journal? ...
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Using OpenVPN with systemd

Ok, so I've been searching the web for solutions to this problem with no answers seeming to work for me. Hopefully someone can help me. I'm only trying to configure the OpenVPN Client. I'm running ...
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systemd timer needs to run ExecStop at shutdown/reboot

The scenario is that I have a CentOS v7.0 system that can have up to four instances of JIRA running, the instances are Production, Staging, Development and BETA. When I start the system I want all ...
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Can't access GPIOs when switching to systemd, but why?

I'm using this ARM AT91 Sam9x5ek Embedded Device, with my Linux Images made by a Buildroot. Usually my init-system is Busybox, now I changed it to systemd. Since then I can't access the GPIO anymore, ...
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Can't start mysql service

Trying to start my mysql service. /etc/init.d/mysql start returns: Job failed. See system logs and 'systemctl status' for details. Further: systemctl status mysql.service returns: ...
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systemd mount volume using device symlink

I'm trying to have systemd mount a volume by symlink. Unfortunately when I try it times out waiting for the systemd device to show up. # systemctl start mnt-ephemeral0.mount A dependency job for ...
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Systemd user unit that depends on system unit (sleep.target)

I was reading doc and it is still unclear for me, whether the following is possible to accomplish: service defined in ~/.config/systemd/user/task.service that depends on system sleep.target ...
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Inherit environment variables in systemd Docker container

I have a Docker container running systemd. I want to pass environment variables to applications under it. When I start systemd from within Docker (/sbin/init as command line), Docker exposes ...
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systemd start unit after another unit goes inactive

Is there any way to delay a unit from starting up once another unit goes inactive? I have a startup process (oneshot.service) that runs as a one-shot and sets up the environment for all other ...
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What makes systemd-nspawn still “unsuitable for secure container setups”?

This is stated in the man page for systemd-nspawn Note that even though these security precautions are taken systemd-nspawn is not suitable for secure container setups. Many of the security ...
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Issue with network interfaces in Fedora 20

I am using Fedora 20 with NetworkManager disabled and the network service enabled. I am creating virbr0 with eth0 binded to it and using dhcp. I have disabled current network interface naming ...
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clamd randomly stops

I am using clamav in conjuction with c-icap to filter content with squid. I am also using the safebrowsing functionality of clamav to block access to bad domains. For some reason or another, clamav ...
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monitor running services and ports

What is the best way to monitor running services and ports on a system with systemd? My intent is to alert me, when a service stops running or if a new service is listening on a new port (possibly a ...
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How to enable “Predictable Network Interface Names”?

I decided to check out what name my ethernet device will end up with, but contrary to other distros, Debian doesn't seem to have activated this change (or is holding it back?), * Keep the old ...
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How do I start service in systemd right after cryptsetup?

I have an ArchLinux installation with systemd. I am trying to run a hook immediately after my encrypted data device is mounted in order to put flashcache on top of it. I have scripts that work, ...
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disable init.d script in systemd

I changed the init system from sysvinit to systemd on a raspbian installation. The install boots fine, but now starts lightdm on boot. I don't want it to do that. I noticed lightdm.service is started ...
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ERROR: Root device mounted successfully, but /sbin/init does not exist

I've installed Linux Mint and Manjaro Linux on my computer. I installed only the Linux mint on the MBR. For Manjaro, I created a /boot/efi partition, but I have not checked to install to MBR. So, I ...
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Modifying networking and daemons using systemd

I'm trying to follow this guide however, it appears rc.conf is discontinued and systemd has taken over. How can I modify the networking and daemons shown in step one using systemd? Any help is ...
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How to clear journalctl

I couldn't find in google any safe way to clear systemd journal. Do anyone know any safe and reliable way to do so? Added: As a reason, let's say I was experimenting with something and my logs got ...
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How can I prevent systemd from freezing my system when Flash dies?

Since a recent update, when I quit a web page containing a Flash animation in Firefox, the plugin-container process becomes a zombie, and then the systemd-journald process (also maybe something like ...
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Arch Linux run script a minute after boot

I have set up a bridge between eth0 and wlan0 with netctl. It works fine if I tell it to configure eth0 and wlan0 at startup and then for me to manually start the bridge after it boots. If I tell the ...
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CGroup Processes Not Terminated even when main process has been killed through Systemctl stop command

I am running systemctl stop process command for some process. Please find the output for systemctl status process below: Loaded: loaded Active: deactivating (stop-sigterm) CGroup: ...
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Systemd: Timeout a service

Is there a way to have systemd stop a service after it has been running for X amount of seconds? I looked at just wrapping ExecStart with timeout, however I believe it might not work if my service is ...
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SIGKILLing after a grace period

I've seen a lot of process managers that try to do this. It was my understanding that you should only use SIGTERM to kill a process. The process could take an unknown amount of time to clean up after ...
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Why is my Systemd unit loaded, but inactive (dead)?

I'm trying to set up Graphite on my server. I can start the Carbon Cache daemon no problem with sudo /opt/graphite/bin/carbon-cache.py start, but I'm struggling to run it as a Systemd unit. Here's ...
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Why is there no graphical.target listed by “systemctl list-units --type=target”?

According to Fedora documentation, graphical.target is the default. And, # systemctl list-units --type=target will list all available targets. However, the command above outputs as follows without ...
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Changing systemd dependencies during boot

I am looking for a way to instruct systemd to recalculate service dependencies while the system is booting. Specifically, I need one service to be able to enable another service, and have the second ...
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How to get access to the root journal for systemd?

When I execute journalctl -f -a under Fedora 20 for different users I get different results. For root I get something similar to tail -f /var/log/syslog on older systems. As normal user I get ...
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Failed to open netctl@.service configuration file

I have installed Network Manager, I don't have netctl installed. Whenever I boot my Linux computer I get the following error message: systemd[1]: Failed to open configuration file ...
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Remove the newline before `/etc/issue` in tty

I want to remove the default newline inserted before the content of /etc/issue on login prompt in tty. I'm using agetty and systemd. I tried to add the --nonewline option to my getty@tty5.service : ...
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Systemd fails to start after removal of encrypted swap partition on Fedora 20

In order to resize my boot partition I had to recreate my swap partition. After this systemd does not seem to be able to start. I am new to Fedora/systemd and don't quite understand where I could ...
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Sysctl parameter change after every reboot

I have found that the value of net.netfilter.nf_conntrack_count variable change every time i reboot the system. Did any one have an explanation for that?
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Wildcard automounts with systemd

I’m running jessie/sid with systemd 208 and try to convert the following wildcard autofs configuration to either an /etc/fstab or .mount/.automount definition. $ cat /etc/auto.master /home/* ...
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Modifier keys cannot be mapped to regular keys on USB keyboard with udev

Using an hwdb file, /etc/udev/hwdb.d/99-keyboard.hwdb, I can remap the left Alt key on my USB keyboard as the Ctrl key: keyboard:usb:v*p* KEYBOARD_KEY_700e2=leftctrl This also works when I try to ...