[arch-dev-public] systemd 197 - kdm fails

Lukas Jirkovsky l.jirkovsky at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 12:17:16 EST 2013

On 8 January 2013 10:27, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> First of all, sorry for my recent absence, I was hoping to spend some
> time on Arch over Christmas, which I didn't.
> Anyway, today's systemd upgrade causes a problem which I was only able
> to solve by downgrading:
> When systemd launched kdm.service, X started, but the kdm greeter never
> appeared - instead X just sat there with the busy mouse pointer.
> systemctl stop kdm.service hung too, I could only kill -9 the X process.
> When I downgraded to 196-2, the greeter started immediately after the
> systemctl daemon-reexec in post_upgrade. I have no idea where to start,
> so any help is appreciated.
> Even worse: After the downgrade, systemctl start /boot (and thus the
> automounter) didn't work, I had to mount /boot manually.

Today I have accidentally upgraded to systemd 197 (I was trying to
avoid it because of this email).

I can partially confirm this problem – after booting it takes quite
some time (probably a few minutes)
before X pops up. When the X finally starts, it shows the busy mouse
pointer as you mentioned.
However, for me KDM starts, even though it takes a while.


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