Bug#922647: systemd --user no longer running

Felipe Sateler fsateler at debian.org
Wed Feb 20 17:46:32 GMT 2019


On Wed, Feb 20, 2019, 14:25 Eduard Bloch <edi at gmx.de wrote:

> Hallo,
> * 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.
>

Use journalctl --unit user at 500.service. you may need root.
Also, journalctl -b -p0..3 might give relevant error messages

Saludos,
Felipe Sateler
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