Bug#858162: /bin/systemctl: systemctl rescue hangs system cold if desktop session is active

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sun Mar 19 22:57:11 GMT 2017

Am 19.03.2017 um 23:53 schrieb Michael Biebl:
> Am 19.03.2017 um 22:03 schrieb Michael Biebl:
>> If you can access the system via SSH, please attach the output of of
>> systemctl list-jobs
>> systemctl status
>> journalctl -alb
> My guess is, that this is related to logind. In stretch, wayland and
> root-less Xorg require logind to set up the devices.
> As logind is killed on systemctl isolate, the vt device is not properly
> released.
> Which is why I think the system should be accessible via SSH and does
> not really "hang".
> The journal log should provide more info though.

If you have SSH access, you can try another thing:
systemctl start systemd-logind

Does that give you back access to your tty?

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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