getty at tty1.service (was: 108 seconds to start F18 64)

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Mon Jan 14 01:35:25 UTC 2013

On 2013-01-07 17:04 (GMT-0700) Kevin Fenzi composed:

> On Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:55:12 -0500 Felix Miata wrote:

>> I've yet to stumble onto a reliable doc for dealing with that file,
>> which is a symlink to /usr/lib/systemd/system/getty at .service. There
>> is no man page for getty at .service or getty at tty1.service. I've seen
>> bits here and there on getting tty1 to not clear, but I never manage
>> to get it to not happen without multiple reconfiguration attempts,
>> and reboots.

> 'man systemd.unit'

> "       Optionally, units may be instantiated from a template file at
> runtime. This allows creation of multiple units from a single
> configuration file. If systemd looks for a unit configuration file it
> will first search for the literal unit name in the filesystem. If that
> yields no success and the unit name contains an @ character, systemd
> will look for a unit template that shares the same name but with the
> instance string (i.e. the part between the @ character and the suffix)
> removed. Example: if a service getty at tty3.service is requested and no
> file by that name is found, systemd will look for getty at .service and
> instantiate a service from that configuration file if it is found."

> 'systemctl enable getty at tty2.service'

> should do the trick (and tty3, etc).

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