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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How do I connect a 3G dongle using systemd?

At startup, usb-modeswitch automatically switches the dongle to modem mode and the device shows itself as 12d1:1506. After this, a script should run, connecting to the Internet. I am not sure about ...
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Can a systemd dependency be applied only to a unit's “ExecStart” action?

I have a scenario where a number of storage volumes are encrypted using keys contained on a removable encrypted USB "keyring" flash drive. I am running Arch Linux and this question is about systemd ...
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With systemd-networkd, perform an action upon network configuration change

I am switching from Debian’s ifupdown to systemd-networkd, and it mostly works fine. One missing bit is that upon every network change, I want to call killall -ARLM tinc, so that my VPN is going up in ...
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Why does my systemd unit fail to run on server reboot?

I'm having troubles getting a systemd service unit file to run correctly when the server reboots. This server is a fresh CentOS 7.0.1406 install. I'm trying to set it up with multiple Apache httpd ...
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Systemd: locking the console

I have a laptop that runs Debian Jessie with only the Linux console - no X server installed. A recent dist-upgrade replaced sysvinit with systemd. Now I'm trying to get systemd to lock the console ...
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How to troubleshoot systemd's “contradicts existing jobs” error message

Looking through my system logs, I see the following message in /var/log/messages: Sep 2 15:29:15 <myhostname> systemd[1]: Requested transaction contradicts existing jobs: File exists So, my ...
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Setting DISPLAY in systemd service file

Im trying to learn systemd services by trying to start xclock as a service, the service file is below [Unit] Description=clock [Service] Environment=DISPLAY=:0 ExecStart=/usr/bin/xclock [Install] ...
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How do I configure systemd to activate an encrypted swap file?

My previous question produced the commands to add an encrypted swap file: # One-time setup: fallocate -l 4G /root/swapfile.crypt chmod 600 /root/swapfile.crypt # On every boot: loop=$(losetup -f) ...
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Run backup on HD plugged with systemd

When I plug a HD via USB, it should a) mount it b) run my backup script. What I currently have is backintime.service [Unit] Description="Runs backintime to backup." [Service] User=user ...
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dropboxd hangs at `Connecting…` when started trough systemd on boot

I've got a systemd service file dropbox.service set up as follows: [Unit] Description=dropbox After=local-fs.target network.target [Service] User=romeovs ExecStart=/usr/bin/dropboxd [Install] ...
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How to distinguish if a systemd unit is run by apt-get or during boot?

Can one somehow distinguish if, a) the daemon was started during boot or, b) (re)started by an apt-get install or upgrade? Can this be distinguished from within the daemon itself? The use case is ...
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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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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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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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rsyslog not logging

This is an odd issue. I was testing the chrony/ntp services on a RHEL7 VM and was resetting its time as well as the host's. Once I was satisfied with it I checked /var/log/messages and realized it ...
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Is there a way to make sure only one systemd@.service instance is running resp. gets started

I would like to use one .service file for starting a service from varying directories but it would be nice if there was a way to automatically stop any running instance with a different instance name ...
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Enable systemd-baclight@intel_backlight instead of systemd-backlight@acpi_video0

I have 2 files in /sys/class/backlight/ - acpi_video0 and intel_backlight. intel_backlight is the one which controls my screen brightness (echo/cat), however acpi_video0 is the default. By default ...
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How to force systemd enter in emergency mode?

I'm using Opensuse 12.3. systemd-195-13.45.1.x86_64 After few problems when I added a disc at btrfs mount I'm trying put my system in emergency mode (which I consider all services will be stopped and ...
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Plymouth splash not working and causing VT problems

Since I tried installing Plymouth (boot splash), I'm facing two problems : It's not working My Virtual Terminals (tt1 - 6) aren't working anymore Here what I did : Added plymouth hook (after ...
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How to speed up or get rid boot with network manager on systemd?

Network manager is the one thing that holds my system boot time from becaming really barelly existing. I'm connecting to wi-fi. My boot chain indicates what's wrong with network manager: ...
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No Login on created on tty2 to 6

On my Debian Linux no Login is possible on terminals 2 to 6. Login on 1 works fine, xorg-session with XDM and awesome wm works, too. The Error Message shown on these 5 screens is: ...
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how to stop Clementine playback on suspend using systemd

As the title says, I'm trying to stop Clementine playback using DBus before entering suspend mode. Here is my service file right now: [Unit] Description=Stop Clementine playback before suspend ...
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How to create rootfs for user mode Linux on Fedora 18?

I want to create a rootfs to be used with an UML kernel and be able to use the internet. I was using febootstrap with packages: bash, coreutils, net-tools, iputils. After using ...
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Restricting D-Bus access to the logged-in user via ConsoleKit or systemd

I need to restrict the client of a D-Bus service to only the user logged into the system locally, via ConsoleKit or systemd. How must I configure or write the D-Bus service to do so?
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Allow any user in the fuse group to unmount

I'm currently trying to write a couple of systemd/udev configuration files that will allow me to automount/unmount MTP Android devices on my Arch Linux laptop. It took me some time, but so far it ...
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How to mount aufs file system on boot in archlinux?

I want to use aufs to combine a few disks.I am able to mount the aufs file system using the mount command from the command line. However, when trying to mount the same through an fstab entry, it ...
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Differences between inactive vs disabled and active vs enabled services

I am confused by the concept of enabled or active and disabled or inactive. Can you explain it?
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How do you set ReadOnlyDirectories with systemd-run?

I'm trying to prevent Juniper Network Connect (a vpn client) from modifying /etc/resovl.conf, which I hoped to do with systemd-run. I tried: systemd-run --property=ReadOnlyDirectories=/etc ./ncsvc -h ...
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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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Preserve environment variables using systemd?

Do systemd unit files support preserving existing environment variables? (Something similar to sudo -E?) Not referring to Environment= or EnvironmentFile= here. It would be be useful if systemd ...
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What is systemd's target, service and socket?

I know that all of them are unit files, but I can't understand the special meaning of them. I think that targets are similar to daemons and sockets are the same as socket (IP + port) but also with ...
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systemd timer every 15 minutes

I'm trying to make a systemd timer that runs every 15 minutes. Right now I have: [Unit] Description=15min timer [Timer] OnBootSec=0min OnCalendar=*:*:0,15,30,45 Unit=timer-fifteen.target ...
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No more coredumps after migrating to systemd [duplicate]

Generating coredumps used to work fine, but after switching over to systemd, I only see the message Aborted (core dumped) but no core file is generated. Has it something to do with systemd? ...
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How can I disable the X-server on Fedora 17?

I want to use a Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle" system as a network-shared desktop for cooperative work. For this I'm using TigerVNC which brings its own X-Server and starts a completely separate desktop ...
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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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How to enable systemd's service without waiting?

I'm trying to make fastest boot possible and did run systemd-analyze critical-chain: graphical.target @5.800s └─multi-user.target @5.800s └─NetworkManager.service @4.201s +1.598s └─basic.target ...
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Does systemd still know about runlevels?

Does systemd still have the concept of runlevels? For example is it pointless to use telinit <number>?
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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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start nginx on boot with systemd

I just installed nginx 1.9 on a debian 8 server. nginx is working fine, when I tell it to run, but it wont seem to load nginx automaticaly on boot. I have tried numerious init scripts recomended on ...
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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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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 to wait for a /dev/video0 before starting a service

First off, I am systemd noob. I can write unit files, which depend on a mount, because I can list them and then add to Requires=xxx, such as: # systemctl list-units | grep data mount-data.service ...
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What exactly is the lack of transparency in systemd? [closed]

Is the claim that systemd log files have "a complete lack of simplicity and transparency" about their being binary files or because the binary files are difficult to parse and understand or because ...
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Problem mounting additional partitions after kernel update

Today I upgraded my pretty ancient Debian Linux kernel (3.2-23) to 3.16-7. The machine boots okay, except that some fstab entries are suddenly causing issues. # /etc/fstab: static file system ...
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Why is my Debian jessie always in runlevel 5?

I have configured the line in /etc/inittab as follows: # The default runlevel. id:2:initdefault: But after logging in the output of runlevel is as follows: N 5 So why am I in runlevel 5 instaed ...
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What's the best way to have uwsgi create a '/run/uwsgi' folder on reboot?

I have set up a Django project to run with uwsgi and nginx and it's all running as expected, except that when I reboot uwsgi will not launch correctly until the /run/ folder is recreated on the fs. ...
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Check `fsck` automatically

I need to run fsck so that it automatically fixes problems (i.e., fsck -y). And because I am using "systemd" instead of "init" in the linux system, I cannot modify the /etc/default/rcS. So what ...
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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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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.