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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synchronize time by remote server

How to synchronize time on systemd system (Ubuntu 15.04) using command line? (Note: simply running timedatectl set_ntp true is not updating the time)
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Is there a way to set permissions so a process could use a specific device?

As you can read, for instance here, logind, which is a part of systemd, can set permissions to some devices for user sessions. There's also a vid showing how this kind of behavior works in practice. ...
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Self-restarting service does not restart with systemd

I have several different services that can self-restart (e.g. after an auto-update). Unfortunately, when they restart, they do not come up. I can tell because service <service name> status tells ...
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syslog-ng service not starting with systemd but command works fine

I have a freshly installed version on CentOS 7 once which I have installed syslog-ng from the EPEL repositories. ~: yum list | grep syslog syslog-ng.x86_64 3.5.6-1.el7 ...
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Executing chdir before starting systemd service

Question: Can I kick off a process with systemd and assign that process a working directory of my choosing? I have a service that I want to start with systemd. When that service is being started, I ...
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Stable server distribution without systemd (for OpenVZ)?

I don't want this to become a "my distribution is better" flamewar so please read the whole question and only answer if you know a distribution that fulfils all requirements. The situation is the ...
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Systemd kills service immediately after start

I'm writing systemd unit file for OSSEC HIDS. Problem is that when systemd starts service it immediately stops them. When I use that ExecStart directive all working fine. ...
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Systemd and SysVinit compatibility mode [duplicate]

Trying to reuse an existing "SysV" init script with new Linux version that uses "systemd" (RHEL 7). Just copying it into "/etc/init.d/" fails to work as expected. Can only manually Start/Stop service ...
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Why Debian Jessie is turned off instead of rebooting after installing qemu-kvm?

I'm using a new stable Debian Jessie (minimal installation without DE and standard utilities). First of all, I set 'enabled' for Intel virtualisation in BIOS and installed qemu-kvm as usual: # ...
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After each reboot, speakers have volume 0

For some reason my audio volume keeps being reduced to zero when I reboot. I am able to fix this temporarily like so: rm ~/.config/pulse/* If I reboot, the volume functions normally. Rebooting ...
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Howto inspect systemd system.journal from another system

I have arch linux failing on a device. The device doesn't have any screen, it doesn't respond to network. So I take its SD card, insert it in ubuntu desktop, see a fresh system.journal there and... ...
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Using xrandr when starting new xserver

I'm trying to set the resolution and refresh rate of a screen when i launch an application on a new xserver. The xrandr commands i usually use to get this screen to work are: xrandr --newmode ...
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Whiptail/dialog input bug when executed from rc.local

I need to start a Bash script containing calls to dialog at Debian boot time. This is how I've been able to do it: Unset default root password Set --autologin option to tty1 in initrd ...
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How long will Redhat / CentOS support the init system

Now that systemd the preferred way to start system services in CentOS 7, can anyone tell me in which release the init system will be completely removed? i.e no support for init scripts whatsoever?
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Filtering running tasks from Journalctl output?

For example one common way to check on a dd process is to use watch i.e. sudo kill -USR1 $(pgrep ^dd). Notably the process pid changes since a new kill command is called every-time. Is there a good ...
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Writing a systemd unit file with a environment-set executable path

I am writing a systemd unit file for a Java application and I'd like to control the version of Java used to start it up. My (simplified) service file is [Service] Type=simple ...
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Debian 8: How do I modify the Samba initscript in an upgrade-safe manner to include my virus scanner?

I'm using Debian 8 ("Jessie") and I have it configured to use systemd rather than sysvinit. I'd like to modify the init script (or whatever the systemd equivalent is) for Samba in such a way that if ...
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Systemd with rtorrent in tmux

I have been unable to get tmux & rtorrent running with a systemd service file. My rtorrent.service: [Unit] Description=rTorrent Documentation=https://github.com/rakshasa/rtorrent ...
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Media key problems with Microsoft keyboard

I have a Microsoft All-in-One wireless media keyboard (n9z-00001) which behaves weirdly with my current distribution, Arch Linux. (Linux 3.19.3-3-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 8 14:10:00 CEST 2015 ...
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Can start custom systemd service, can't enable it

I want to create a daemon of Telegram-cli (https://github.com/vysheng/tg). I have created the file /etc/systemd/system/telegram.service with the following contents: [Service] Type=simple ...
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some function buttons not recognised (even at scancode level) after resume from sleep

As in the title, some function buttons are not being reconised after resuming from sleep. systemctl suspend is used. The buttons work fine after boot and before the sleep but not after. I have tested ...
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Run script every 30 min with systemd

I would like to execute a script every 30 min after booting into the system. I know you can use cron, but I don't plan to use this feature often therefore I'd like to try it with systemd. So far I ...
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How do I get xconsole to show the messages on a system with journald?

I would like an old style xconsole on my desktop, ie a terminal which display a scrolling list of syslog message. Does the journald system have a nice desktop app or is there a simple way to get it ...
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Automatically run command before umounting a filesystem

I want to execute a command automatically shortly before a filesystem is unmounted. The command still needs the filesystem to be mounted but I am interested in information as "new" as possible. ...
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systemd: Stop all OpenVPN processes

Just started using systemd and need to stop and start OpenVPN. I can successfully start OpenVPN with this for example: systemctl start openvpn@vpn1.service and can stop it with: systemctl stop ...
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OpenVPN via systemd fails with stdin error

OpenVPN starts and runs just fine when I invoke it directly from the command line, but when I try to start it as a process via systemd, it throws a failure error that I can't find a solution to. ...
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How to disable a service without using 'systemctl disable'

There is a service I want to run only when another service fails ([Unit] OnFailure=foo), but I don't want this service (foo) to start up automatically on boot. One option is running systemctl disable ...
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What do values taken by 'OnFailureJobMode=' mean in systemd unit files

That OnFailureJobMode= option (under [Unit] section of systemd unit files) takes these values: fail replace replace-irreversibly isolate flush ignore-dependencies ignore-requirements What do they ...
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Run an arbitrary command when a service fails

I want to run some script when a service fails. The closest thing I see to this is the FailureAction= option (under [Service] section), but it only offers reboot commands.
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Rsyslog `logger` message duplicated

I just had a problem with rsyslog's imjournal module, possibly the issue described here, whereby complications with systemd's journal cause the journal to return the same data endlessly in a ...
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How do I allow non-root users to control a systemd service with instances?

I need to allow users in the dba group to control the database@ services. The answer to this related question is to just list all systemctl "verbs" that I want to allow in the sudoers file, however, ...
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Run systemd service after automount but after it's accessed

Is it possible to run a systemd service that prepares an automounted file system for use? This service would need to run after the filesystem is mounted, but before whatever triggered the automount ...
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Running a systemd service file after the network is up to bypass an OpenVPN default gateway

I would like to add a static route using a systemd service file on system boot. I have a DMZ network on a separate 192.168 class C network reachable via my default gateway. I also use OpenVPN to ...
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Plugged mouse increases boot time

I was going through the output of dmesg -e and found that my logitech mouse is increasing boot time by around 7 seconds and my total boot time is around 45 seconds. [ +7.334661] usb 1-1: new ...
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Yocto systemd service script problem

I have a c code which I kept in systemd service for boot time start. After restart it started successfully but after a while it got killed and again started successfully as the type set is forking. ...
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Systemd dependency tree saving

As I know systemd stores dependencies between services in unit files. I need to know how systemd behaves on boot: Does it load unit files from specific paths and recalculate dependencies every time ...
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Yocto linux service script problem

I have written a systemd script mqtt.service which is in /home/root directory This is my mqtt.service script : # This file is part of systemd. # # systemd is free software; you can redistribute ...
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Which systemd service starts text console on the framebuffer device?

I'm working with an embedded platform and need to have /dev/fb0 clear for my own use (the device accessible over serial console while the screen is used to display information, without X.). I've ...
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Can I use a symbolic link as a service of systemd?

For instance, I have a service named mysshd.service under /usr/lib/systemd/system/ directory. Can I create a symbolic link such as: ln -s /usr/lib/systemd/system/mysshd.service ...
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What is the difference between “systemctl restart” and “systemctl start”?

I have two services A and B where B is dependent on A which means in the A's service unit i have After and Requires set to B After=B.service Requires=B.service Now when i stop the service B the ...
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Configure systemd-journal-gateway on CentOS7

I installed systemd-journal-gatewayd on CentOS7 and started it. If I connect to the given port the HTTP server is answering but the response is always emtpy. Neither /entries?follow nor /entries?boot ...
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generic methodology to debug ordering cycles in systemd

I am aware of following thread and supposedly an answer to it. Except an answer is not an answer in generic sense. It tells what the problem was in one particular case, but not in general. My ...
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Why does PostgreSQL 9.4 on CentOS7 not run via the `systemd` service file on boot?

As root, if I change to the postgres user with su -l postgres then run /usr/pgsql-9.4/bin/pg_ctl start -D ${PGDATA} -s -w -t 300, PostgreSQL starts successfully. As root, if I run systemctl start ...
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Figure out at what time the machine was suspended

I suspended my machine and now got back to work. I want to figure out at what time I suspended the machine. Is there any way to somehow look up the time?
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How could we allow non-root users to control a system.d service?

With sysvinit, a sudoers entry like this would suffice: %webteam cms051=/sbin/service httpd * This would allow for commands such as: sudo service httpd status sudo service httpd restart Now, ...
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How to set SyslogIdentifier in [SERVICE] section of systemd service file as empty?

I want to set SyslogIdentifier in [SERVICE] section of systemd service file as empty, so that nothing is prefixed in the logs. I tried below options: 1) Mentioning nothing: SyslogIdentifier= ...
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When saving INTO OUTFILE from mysql on a systemd based system, the output file is grabbed by systemd — why?

I regularly run simple reports from a mysql (actually, mariaDB) database: MariaDB [acts]> SELECT resolution, title FROM acts ORDER BY resolution INTO OUTFILE '/tmp/acts-titles.txt'; Recently I ...
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Systemd user specific service and timer

I have installed arch recently and added a few of my own services, for example the acpi_call commands and such. Now I want to create a systemd service that runs every 5 minutes and execute a script. ...
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systemd service using 100% of my CPU when it doesn't if I start it without systemd

I'm using Debian Jessie with the latest updates. I made a systemd service to run a script when my server starts. Here's its configuration: [Unit] Description=(my description) [Service] ...
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What systemd target or service populates /dev/disk/by-uuid on el7?

On EL7 (RedHat 7, CentOS 7, etc) I have a systemd unit file to mount a filesystem (/usr/lib/systemd/system/srv-data.mount) that looks like this: [Unit] After=sysinit.target [Mount] ...