[systemd-devel] Keeping console messages on VT1

Henrik /KaarPoSoft henrik at kaarposoft.dk
Thu Sep 27 10:28:14 PDT 2012

On 09/27/12 01:22, Mirco Tischler wrote:
> 2012/9/27 Henrik /KaarPoSoft <henrik at kaarposoft.dk>:
>> On 09/27/12 00:05, Tom Gundersen wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:02 AM, Henrik /KaarPoSoft
>>> <henrik at kaarposoft.dk> wrote:
>>>> (b) Is there a way to have logind NOT show a login prompt on VT1?
>>> It is not logind that starts login, but getty. You want to disable
>>> getty at tty1.service, and enable say getty at tty2.service instead.
>>> -t
>> DOH!
>> If I move
>> /etc/systemd/system/getty.target.wants/getty at tty1.service
>> to
>> /etc/systemd/system/getty.target.wants/getty at tty2.service
>> this annoyance is gone.
>> Thank you, Tom!
>> (but of course I still get console messages on the current VT, not VT1)
>> /Henrik
>> _______________________________________________
> I haven't tried this and maybe it won't work, but you can set TTYPath
> to /dev/tty1 in journald.conf. But I suppose you will still get kernel
> messages, as they don't go through the journal (quiet on the kernel
> commandline gets rid of the unimportant ones).
> Mirco
Tried TTYPath in journald.conf and it works just as you expected.

Then I booted the kernel with console=tty1 but kernel messages still 
come on the active TTY.

But strangely: if I remove TTYPath from journald.conf and boot with 
console=tty1 then kernel messages come on the active TTY, but journal 
messages stay on tty1. I can't really grok this...

Another problem is, that if I use 
/etc/systemd/system/getty.target.wants/getty at tty2.service then 
graphical.target may still put X11 on tty1, so the console messages are 

Since this is all just a minor annoyance anyway, maybe I should just 
leave everthing as default and live with it )-:
There is always ctrl-L to redraw the screen.


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