[systemd-devel] howto system-d non-graphical screen

lux-integ lux-integ at btconnect.com
Wed Feb 20 01:59:30 PST 2013

On Wednesday 20 February 2013 01:21:37 Kok, Auke-jan H wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 4:58 PM, lux-integ <lux-integ at btconnect.com> wrote:
> > greetings,
> > I am interested in learning to use systemd   with output to an
> > alphanumeric character screen  (i.e. non graphical ).   Is this doable
> > without delving into shell programming? Examples, guidance, hints,
> > advice etc would be much appreciated.
> I'm no expert on non-graphical output, but systemd itself is a
> console/terminal application. There also is no shell code involved in
> any parts of systemd.
> I suggest starting with the base documentation if you're interested in
> contributing or using systemd, there is a wealth of information on the
> project page:
>     http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd
> Cheers,
> Auke
Thanks for your response.

Here is in excerpt:-
if they are shown at all, given we use graphical boot splash technology like 
Plymouth these days. Nonetheless the information of the boot screens was and 
still is very relevant, because it shows you for each service that is being 
started as part of bootup, wether it managed to start up successfully or 
failed (with those green or red [ OK ] or [ FAILED ] indicators).
from this link

I have looked at the documents on the systemd wikii.  The main page has a 
proud representation of a console boot-screen showing the  [ OK ]'s etc. And 
as I said, I am interested  NOT in using 'Plymouth/OR-other-graphical boot-
splash-screen but a 'console-boot-screen'  with the  [ OK ]'s   and  [ FAILED 
]'s  etc.  Is there documentation available how this is done in systemd?

Thanks in advance

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