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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What are the pros/cons of Upstart and systemd?

It appears systemd is the hot new init system on the block, same as Upstart was a few years ago. What are the pros/cons for each? Also, how does each compare to other init systems?
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How does systemd survive a kill -9?

Between the recent "Why does 'kill -9 0' end my console session" and "How to get a kernel panic" questions, I got a bur under my saddle and tried kill -9 1 on a mostly up-to-date Arch linux laptop. I ...
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What sets systemd apart from other init systems?

It is not quite official but it looks like systemd is coming to Debian and after reading some of the heated mailing list discussion on that decision, I am curious about the polarizing nature of ...
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Prompt for password during boot with systemd service

This is relevant to Arch Linux (and perhaps other distributions using systemd). I want to mount a TrueCrypt partition at boot. With the old sysvinit, this was pretty straight forward with a script ...
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View stdout/stderr of systemd service

I have created a simple systemd service file for a custom application. The application works well when I run it manually, but my CPU gets maxed out when I run it with systemd. I'm trying do track ...
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Documentation: Architecture of Linux Session

I'm looking for a good overview documentation describing the the stack of daemons and services involved in a modern Linux session. Although having read various documentation about dbus, and systemd ...
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Writing basic systemd service files

I am developing a Nodejs application that the user interacts with via HTTP on localhost. There are practically no parameters and the daemon has virtually no dependencies and it just needs to be up by ...
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Eject CD on shutdown

OK, so I have a simple problem: I have a live CD, and I want the CD to eject when the computer is rebooted or halted. Executing /usr/bin/eject -m makes the CD eject just fine... trouble is, as you ...
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How to write startup script for systemd

I have 2 graphics cards on my laptop, one is IGP and another discrete, I've written a shell script to to turn off discrete graphics card. How I can convert it to systemd script, to runt at start-up?
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Actkbd as service with systemd

A while ago I asked for how to stop a music player while the screen is locked. The answer was to use actkbd which works like a charm. Now I wanted to add actkbd as a service to systemd in order to ...
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Receiving Syslog messages with a systemd Arch Linux

I'm feeling like I've overlooked the obvious, but I can't figure out how to get my Arch Linux server, which uses systemd, to receive and log syslog messages from a remote system. I have a Cisco 678 ...
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How can I find available network interfaces?

This is in regard to linux, but if anyone knows of a general *nix method that would be good. I booted a system yesterday with an ethernet cable plugged in. "NetworkManager" is not installed, so once ...
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How to run a script with systemd right before shutdown?

What do I need to put in the [install] section, so that systemd runs /home/me/so.pl right before shutdown and also before /proc/self/net/dev gets destroyed? [Unit] Description=Log Traffic [Service] ...
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Fedora 16 strange /tmp permissions: mysqld will not start

I installed mysql on a brand-new Fedora 16 server and it would not start. This is the line from the log file (^G and all): ^G/usr/libexec/mysqld: Can't create/write to file '/tmp/ibNPyIlu' (Errcode: ...
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How to get fewer ttys with Systemd?

In the old days I just modified /etc/inittab. Now, with systemd, it seems to start tty[1-6] automatically, how should I disable tty[4-6]? Looks like there's only one systemd service file, and it use ...
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How to shutdown with consolekit without sysvinit (but with systemd)

I have systemd (and no sysvinit) installed on a Arch Linux box. However, I cannot shutdown/reboot with consolekit (dbus interface). # systemctl {shutdown,reboot} work just fine, so I guess it's ...
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What's the right way to execute a script before system shutdown (systemd)?

I wrote a script that suspends all my VirtualBox machines, and put a line in /etc/rc.local.shutdown, but it doesn't seem to work, su - XX -c /XX When I'm booting the next time, VirtualBox tells me ...
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Arch Linux how to close tty

I've opened several ttys and I don't know what key combination to use to close a tty. I'm using Arch Linux.
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Run Script once a day with systemd

I want to run a backup script 10 minutes after booting up my machine but only once a day. Is it possible to build up such scenarios with systemd?
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How to replace sysvinit with systemd in debian?

I've been using systemd for a while in my Debian installation, just that to make it possible I had to add a boot parameter to the /etc/default/grub file to make it work, which is added to Ubuntu boot ...
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`systemd` messages after starting login

After boot-up process systemd starts agetty, but after 1--2 seconds additional messages are appeared: How to avoid this? I use Arch Linux, systemd 194. $ grep '^[^#]' ...
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Trouble with dbus and systemd/user

I have systemd set up so that using systemctl start user@me will start my user services as I expect, but my dbus one just won't go (which I need for PulseAudio). Is there some way I can check dbus or ...
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How does systemd-tmpfiles work?

I'm trying to change the value of /sys/bus/usb/devices/4-3/power/wakeup at every boot (4-3 according to my lsusb, it's the keyboard ID). The default value is: # cat ...
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Is there a way to speed up boot time by loading things into RAM immediately?

I'm looking to lower my boot time by whatever means possible. I have about 8GB of RAM in my laptop, and if there's any way I could leverage that into faster boot time, that'd be awesome. Is there a ...
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How can I autologin to desktop with systemd?

How can I configure systemd to automatically log me in to my desktop environment, preferably without using login manager? I'm using Arch.
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How to mount NFS 3 volumes on Fedora 17?

I installed the package nfs-utils and tried it via: # mount -t nfs server:/mnt /mnt mount.nfs: rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking. mount.nfs: Either use '-o nolock' to keep ...
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What are the practical implications, if any, of using software which processes are not the descendants of the window manager?

I've set up Openbox on bare X with the slim login manager, all on a systemd init (on Gentoo). I'm using two different terminal emulators on the desktop so as to be able to create different behaviors ...
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Why is a service being started if it isn't mentioned in /etc/init.d?

After a clean install of Fedora 17 and distcc-server, I did a service distccd start, which completed successfully. man service indicates that it would merely be running the distccd script at ...
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Debugging lock-up - systemd loses my logs

Ever since I have "upgraded" to systemd on Arch Linux, I keep losing logs when an unexpected lockup happens. I hit the same log-losing issue one month ago and just hit the issue again. There are also ...
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What is the correct way to write a udev rule to stop a service under systemd

I'm running Arch Linux, and I have a udev rule which starts a service when a device is inserted. In this case, it dials a connection when a 3G modem is plugged in. KERNEL=="ttyUSB*", ...
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How do I disable udevd in systemd?

I'm trying to boot a Fedora Rawhide LXC container from a Fedora 16 host, and it's not working - systemd just keeps dropping into emergency mode. Because udevd doesn't work in LXC containers, I thought ...
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trigger udev rules from systemd

I have one of those hdds, that have a very aggressive power management. To prevent load cycles from rising in to critical numbers I wrote an udev rule: SUBSYSTEM=="block", SUBSYSTEMS=="scsi", ...
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Why is systemd-coredump storing the dump in memory itself?

I just noticed that most of my memory was hogged by coredump of a few processes that I had killed recently. I had a systemd-coredump process running for each crashed process (usually the processes ...
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Why are cgroups mapped differently on these two systems by systemd

I have two systems, both running customized variants of OpenSuSE 12.2 (Mantis), both running exactly the same kernel. I get two very different outputs of /proc/self/cgroup or /proc/$$/cgroup on the ...
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What's the status of Upstart on Debian? [closed]

I know that this question has already got asked before, but it's pretty old and things have changed (probably). Already in 2009 the news rumbled, that Debian was going to switch to Upstart. You were ...
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How to write a systemd .service file running systemd-tmpfiles

I need to run systemd-tmpfiles --create during the boot process with a systemd distro. So I need to create a systemd .service file doing this job. In this question you can read all the details about ...
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Why do I have to restart NetworkManager.service all the time?

After switching to systemd, I started to use NetworkManager.service, I got connected to WIFI automatically at boot, but I got the following message when I run nmcli con: ** (process:4433): WARNING ...
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User systemd PulseAudio service

Not much else to this question: I would like to know what I need to create a PulseAudio systemd service to be run with systemd --user. I've tried a few different things, including various user ...
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How can I set power button (on computer case) to power off system with `systemd`?

How can I set the power button (on my computer case, not keyboard) to power off the system with systemd (without acpid)?
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named does't start when using systemctl

I am having trouble getting named to start using systemd on the Fedora 18 Raspberry Pi spin. It starts, then a few moments later there is a timeout and it fails. If I run the commands in named.service ...
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MySQL server-id not being set with Fedora 16

I am setting up a mysql slave on a Fedora 16 system, and the server_id is not being set properly. My /etc/my.cnf is: [mysqld] server-id=16 datadir=/var/lib/mysql socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock ...
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How can I start Apache on Arch Linux w/systemd using passphrase protected SSL keys?

I'm relatively new to using Arch Linux and think I must be missing the obvious way to do this correctly, but –short of starting the daemon on my own– I can't figure out how to get passphrase protected ...
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Can systemd do some setup before forking as a user?

Having written several small daemons or web applications for my personal use, I like to manage them using systemd (I am using Arch Linux, if that matters). So I write service files like the one below: ...
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Arch does not mount btrfs array on boot

As data partition I have a multi-disk btrfs filesystem. My root disk is ext4 Fstab: UUID=290624c6-6b95-41fd-94a1-923ebca64b83 / ext4 rw,relatime,data=ordered 0 1 /dev/sdc ...
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suspend AND lock screen on closing lid in arch/systemd

what is the most straightforward way to lock the screen AND suspend when closing the lid? I'm using event hooks in /etc/systemd/logind.conf and successfully suspend upon closing the lid. However I'm ...
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Where does `logger` log its messages to in Arch Linux?

The logger command logs an entry via syslog, which usually puts that line to some file like /var/log/messages. If I understand the documentation correctly in Arch Linux all the logging is done ...
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Setting console font in vconsole.conf does not work (systemd)

I am trying to set a different default console font for my new Arch Linux installation (using systemd). I set up my vconsole.conf in /etc as so: KEYMAP=us FONT=Lat2-Terminus16 I rebooted and saw ...
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systemd service that needs .ssh/id_dsa password

I have a systemctl service that starts a process smd-loop in a screen session. This process requires acces to remote SSH sources (for syncing purposes) and thus needs to be able to access my id_dsa ...
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Where is my /etc/init.d/skeleton on OpenSuse 12.3?

On a fresh install of OpenSuse 12.3, I want to "daemonize" a program. And, on all examples found on Internet, I see I have to create first a /etc/init.d/myscript based on the /etc/init.d/skeleton... ...
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journalctl --verify reports corruption

I just noticed this verify option for journalctl and decided to give it a go, it's showing corruption, what might cause that? and what if anything should I do about it? should I investigate further? ...