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LOGIND.CONF(5)			  logind.conf			LOGIND.CONF(5)

       logind.conf - Login manager configuration file


       This file configures various parameters of the systemd login manager

       All options are configured in the [Login] section:

	   Takes a positive integer. Configures how many virtual terminals
	   (VTs) to allocate by default that -- when switched to and
	   previously unused -- autovt services are automatically spawned on.
	   These services are instantiated from the template unit
	   autovt@.service for the respective VT TTY name, e.g.
	   autovt@tty4.service. By default autovt@.service is linked to
	   getty@.service, i.e. login prompts are started dynamically as the
	   user switches to unused virtual terminals. Hence, this parameter
	   controls how many login gettys are available on the VTs. If a VT is
	   already used by some other subsystem (for example a graphical
	   login) this kind of activation will not be attempted. Note that the
	   VT configured in ReserveVT= is always subject to this kind of
	   activation, even if it is not one of VTs configured with the
	   NAutoVTs= directive. Defaults to 6. When set to 0, automatic
	   spawning of autovt services is disabled.

	   Takes a positive integer. Configures the number of one virtual
	   terminal that shall unconditionally be reserved for autovt@.service
	   activation (see above). The VT selected with this option will be
	   marked busy unconditionally so that no other subsystem will
	   allocate it. This functionality is useful to ensure that regardless
	   how many VTs are allocated by other subsystems one login getty is
	   always available. Defaults to 6 (with other words: there'll always
	   be a getty available on Alt-F6.). When set to 0, VT reservation is

	   Takes a boolean argument. Configures whether the processes of a
	   user should be killed when she or he completely logs out (i.e.
	   after her/his last session ended). Defaults to no.

	   Configures the action to take when the system is idle. Takes one of
	   ignore, poweroff, reboot, halt, kexec, suspend, hibernate,
	   hybrid-sleep, lock. Defaults to ignore.

	   Note that this requires that user sessions correctly report the
	   idle status to the system. The system will execute the action after
	   all sessions reported that they are idle, and no idle inhibitor
	   lock is active, and subsequently the time configured with
	   IdleActionSec= (see below) has passed.

	   Configures the delay after which the action configured in
	   IdleAction= (see above) is taken after the system is idle.

       KillOnlyUsers=, KillExcludeUsers=
	   These settings take space separated lists of user names that
	   influence the effect of KillUserProcesses=. If not empty only
	   processes of users listed in KillOnlyUsers will be killed when they
	   log out entirely. Processes of users listed in KillExcludeUsers=
	   are excluded from being killed.  KillExcludeUsers= defaults to root
	   and takes precedence over KillOnlyUsers= which defaults to the
	   empty list.

       Controllers=, ResetControllers=
	   These settings control the default control group hierarchies users
	   logging in are added to, in addition to the name=systemd named
	   hierarchy. These settings take space separated lists of controller
	   names. Pass the empty string to ensure that logind does not touch
	   any hierarchies but systemd's own. When logging in user sessions
	   will get private control groups in all hierarchies listed in
	   Controllers= and be reset to the root control group in all
	   hierarchies listed in ResetControllers=.  Controllers= defaults to
	   the empty list, ResetControllers= defaults to cpu. Note that for
	   all controllers that are not listed in either Controllers= nor
	   ResetControllers= newly created sessions will be part of the
	   control groups of the system service that created the session.

	   Specifies the maximum time a system shutdown or sleep request is
	   delayed due to an inhibitor lock of type delay being active --
	   before it is ignored and the operation executed anyway. Defaults to

       HandlePowerKey=, HandleSuspendKey=, HandleHibernateKey=,
	   Controls whether logind shall handle the system power and sleep
	   keys and the lid switch to trigger actions such as system power-off
	   or suspend. Can be one of ignore, poweroff, reboot, halt, kexec,
	   suspend, hibernate, hybrid-sleep and lock. If ignore logind will
	   never handle these keys. If lock all running sessions will be
	   screen locked. Otherwise the specified action will be taken in the
	   respective event. Only input devices with the power-switch udev tag
	   will be watched for key/lid switch events.  HandlePowerKey=
	   defaults to poweroff.  HandleSuspendKey= and HandleLidSwitch=
	   default to suspend.	HandleHibernateKey= defaults to hibernate.

       PowerKeyIgnoreInhibited=, SuspendKeyIgnoreInhibited=,
       HibernateKeyIgnoreInhibited=, LidSwitchIgnoreInhibited=
	   Controls whether actions triggered by the power and sleep keys and
	   the lid switch are subject to inhibitor locks. These settings take
	   boolean arguments. If off the inhibitor locks taken by applications
	   in order to block the requested operation are respected, if on the
	   requested operation is executed in any case.
	   PowerKeyIgnoreInhibited=, SuspendKeyIgnoreInhibited= and
	   HibernateKeyIgnoreInhibited= defaults to off,
	   LidSwitchIgnoreInhibited= defaults to yes. This means that the lid
	   switch does not respect suspend blockers by default, but the power
	   and sleep keys do.

       Note that setting KillUserProcesses=1 will break tools like screen(1).

       Note that KillUserProcesses=1 is a weaker version of
       kill-session-processes=1 which may be configured per-service for
       pam_systemd(8). The latter kills processes of a session as soon as it
       ends, the former kills processes as soon as the last session of the
       user ends.

       systemd(1), systemd-logind.service(8), loginctl(1), systemd-

systemd 204							LOGIND.CONF(5)

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