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NAME

systemd-getty-generator - Generator for enabling getty instances on the console

SYNOPSIS

/lib/systemd/system-generators/systemd-getty-generator

DESCRIPTION

systemd-getty-generator is a generator that automatically instantiates serial-getty@.service on the kernel console /dev/console if that is not directed to the virtual console subsystem. It will also instantiate serial-getty@.service instances for virtualizer consoles, if execution in a virtualized environment is detected. Finally, it will instantiate container-getty@.service instances for additional container pseudo TTYs as requested by the container manager (see m[blue]Container Interfacem[][1]). This should ensure that the user is shown a login prompt at the right place, regardless of which environment the system is started in. For example, it is sufficient to redirect the kernel console with a kernel command line argument such as console= to get both kernel messages and a getty prompt on a serial TTY. See m[blue]kernel-parameters.txtm[][2] for more information on the console= kernel parameter.

systemd-getty-generator implements the m[blue]generator specificationm[][3].

Further information about configuration of gettys you may find in m[blue]systemd for Administrators, Part XVI: Gettys on Serial Consoles (and Elsewhere)m[][4].

SEE ALSO

systemd?(1), agetty?(8)

NOTES

1.
Container Interface

:http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/ContainerInterface/

2.
kernel-parameters.txt

:https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt

3.
generator specification

:http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/Generators

4.
systemd for Administrators, Part XVI: Gettys on Serial Consoles (and Elsewhere)

:http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/serial-console.html


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