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

Tomasz Torcz tomek at pipebreaker.pl
Wed Feb 20 02:15:40 PST 2013

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 09:59:30AM +0000, lux-integ wrote:
> 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.
> 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
> http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/systemd-for-admins-1.html
> 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?

  It's not done "in systemd". The details are dependent on your distribution;
for example you can disable Plymouth graphical screen by removing "rhgb" from
kernel command line in bootloader menu.  Text boot is the default, graphical
parts are added by distributions.

Tomasz Torcz                        To co nierealne -- tutaj jest normalne.
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