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== <s> Service Type </s> ==
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== <s> I have agetty in a different place </s> ==
You were probably expecting for talk about the merge request but that's not what you're getting here.
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I changed the [[Automatic_login_to_virtual_console#With_systemd|#With systemd]] section's service {{ic|Type}} to {{ic|simple}} (the default) to drastically speed up the boot. I went from 12.4 seconds to 7.2 once I figured out what it was.
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In case anyone else had trouble with these instructions, I had to modify them slightly to get it to work. This might be because my installation is a few years old and predates systemd, but I do not have anything at /usr/bin/agetty. I just replaced it with /sbin/agetty, and I was good to go.
 
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--[[User:Quickthom|Quickthom]] ([[User talk:Quickthom|talk]]) 00:19, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
And no, this is not a hack to simply skip all the other stuff you'd wanna boot with. Even the default display manager services and the (unrecommended) [[Systemd#Using_service_file|xinit method]] were much faster, which is why I started to look for what was wrong with this (_recommended_) one. --[[User:Det|Det]] ([[User talk:Det|talk]]) 21:31, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
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: sbin is merget to /usr/bin. See [https://www.archlinux.org/news/binaries-move-to-usrbin-requiring-update-intervention/ this]. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 02:01, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
 
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:'''Issues with {{ic|logind}} and {{ic|systemctl}} shutdown/reboot'''
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:Using this command should result in the system shutting down if only 1 user is currently logged in, but combined with this method for automatically logging in, it will refuse with {{ic|"Failed to issue method call: Access denied"}}. The {{ic|journalctl}} log files get butchered on my system so all I can see is something about dbus getting rejected. --[[User:Earnest|Earnest]] ([[User talk:Earnest|talk]]) 22:34, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
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::Hmh. I have no idea what that means. I just tried starting X as root on another console and launching dolphin with {{ic|dbus-launch}} (of which I have no idea whether it's relevant or not) and I still could shutdown my system from my regular user account.
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::But so is the {{ic|1=Type=idle}} method equally fast for you when compared to a display manager or the xinit method? Because if it's not, then why would you want to use that anyway? --[[User:Det|Det]] ([[User talk:Det|talk]]) 10:34, 28 July 2012 (UTC)
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:::This whole situation may have something to do with not using {{ic|dbus-launch}}, but there are still some inconsistencies with that theory. I haven't given it much thought or testing as it's not a hindrance for me personally, but may affect others. As my testing has been limited I've not submitted a bug report, but for what it's worth here are some basic steps to reproduce:
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:::1) Use the {{ic|autologin@.service}}
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:::2) Launch a basic Xsession with {{ic|$ xinit $WM}}
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:::3) Open a terminal and run {{ic|$ systemctl poweroff}}. Get ''"Access Denied"''.
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:::4) Drop to another tty, login as a regular user and run the command again. Works (but not as intended).
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:::As for {{ic|1=Type=idle}} vs. {{ic|1=Type=simple}}, I have personally not noticed a difference between the two on spinning media, it may have a notable difference on SSD that I'm unaware of. --[[User:Earnest|Earnest]] ([[User talk:Earnest|talk]]) 08:13, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
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::::{{ic|systemctl}} must like me very much. Here's what I'm getting with {{ic|$ xinit openbox}}:
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{{hc|$ systemctl poweroff|
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<nowiki>==== AUTHENTICATING FOR org.freedesktop.login1.power-off ===</nowiki> ''(sic)''
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Authentication is required for powering off the system.
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Authenticating as: ,,, (det)
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Password:
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}}
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::::This happens even with the stock -ARCH kernel that _doesn't_ support {{ic|AUDIT_LOGINUID_IMMUTABLE}}.
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::::By the way, for signatures you can just use the Wiki feature <nowiki>"--~~~~"</nowiki> (also as a button in the toolbar), instead of manually typing them. --[[User:Det|Det]] ([[User talk:Det|talk]]) 10:20, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
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Revision as of 02:01, 3 August 2013

I have agetty in a different place

In case anyone else had trouble with these instructions, I had to modify them slightly to get it to work. This might be because my installation is a few years old and predates systemd, but I do not have anything at /usr/bin/agetty. I just replaced it with /sbin/agetty, and I was good to go. --Quickthom (talk) 00:19, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

sbin is merget to /usr/bin. See this. -- Fengchao (talk) 02:01, 3 August 2013 (UTC)