Bug#922647: systemd --user no longer running

Eduard Bloch edi at gmx.de
Wed Feb 20 17:25:40 GMT 2019

* Felipe Sateler [Mon, Feb 18 2019, 06:34:37PM]:
>    Control: tags -1 moreinfo
>    On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 5:36 PM Eduard Bloch <[1]edi at gmx.de> wrote:
>      Package: libpam-systemd
>      Version: 240-5
>      Severity: normal
>      Hi,
>      a few days ago some user services started failed - I mainly noticed that
>      pulseaudio was no longer available.
>      This looked very strange, and while checking other systems, I saw that
>      "systemd --user" is not launched, which would have started pa and some
>      other user-session daemons.
>    Please get the logs of user@$youruid.service. It is possible a user unit
>    is timing out, and thus failing the user manager.

Please imagine that I, as plain user here, have no idea how to map your
suggestion to something I shall actually run, and the documentation
is partly crappy from usability POV. So trying around...

$ systemctl --user status
Failed to read server status: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with status 1
$ journalctl --user 
No journal files were found.
-- No entries --
$ sudo journalctl user@$UID.service
Failed to add match 'user at 500.service': Das Argument ist ung├╝ltig

Yeah, so I tried also real username instead of "user" here, etc. still
getting "invalid argument" message. Which IMHO makes sense since, as
said, the systemd user instance was not started.


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