OS: archlinux
systemd: systemd 239

I read this question in arch forum: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=233243

I follow every single step in this guide: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Silent_boot

I still can't able to have a slient boot, each time reboot/shutdown, that message really nonsense at many level and I hate seeing it.

EDIT: I don't have any failed services:

systemctl --failed
0 loaded units listed. Pass --all to see loaded but inactive units, too.
To show all installed unit files use 'systemctl list-unit-files'.

Below is the result from journalctl -b -1 -u init.scope, no red messages, and I'm no colorblind :).

Nov 04 00:54:14 localhost systemd[1]: Requested transaction contradicts existing jobs: Transaction is destructive.
Nov 04 00:54:14 localhost systemd[1]: systemd-networkd.socket: Failed to queue service startup job (Maybe the service file is missing or not a non-template unit?): Transaction is destructive.
Nov 04 00:54:14 localhost systemd[1]: systemd-networkd.socket: Failed with result 'resources'.
  • This can happen because one of the units fails. (I think even if a unit fails during boot, the shutdown shows the messages) unix.stackexchange.com/questions/403884/… So firstly, do you see any unit failures e.g. if you look at journalctl -b -1 init.scope ? – sourcejedi Nov 3 '18 at 11:12
  • Alternatively, Fedora uses a boot splash called "plymouth". This hides the text messages in favour of a simple graphical throbber, it works great in Fedora. I think it is too slow to start during shutdown, so you still see the messages at shutdown time. Though, often shutdown is quick so the messages are less annoying then. – sourcejedi Nov 3 '18 at 11:15
  • It is not nonsense at any level, in fact. The kernel is, after all, running the power down or restart procedures when it prints the message about powering down/restarting to the console. It's rather sad to see that in almost a year no-one correctly identified the source of these messages. – JdeBP Nov 3 '18 at 11:39
  • I've just added more details. – Tuyen Pham Nov 3 '18 at 12:03
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    @TuyenPham please, in some way, edit the question to show what the message(s) are that you see and want to disable. Your question is still ambiguous to me. – sourcejedi Nov 4 '18 at 11:13

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