systemd-getty-generator(8) — Linux manual page



NAME         top

       systemd-getty-generator - Generator for enabling getty instances on
       the console

SYNOPSIS         top


DESCRIPTION         top

       systemd-getty-generator is a generator that automatically
       instantiates serial-getty@.service on the kernel console(s), if they
       can function as ttys and are not provided by the virtual console
       subsystem. It will also instantiate serial-getty@.service instances
       for virtualizer consoles, if execution in a virtualized environment
       is detected. If execution in a container environment is detected, it
       will instead enable console-getty.service for /dev/console, and
       container-getty@.service instances for additional container pseudo
       TTYs as requested by the container manager (see Container
       Interface[1]). This should ensure that the user is shown a login
       prompt at the right place, regardless of which environment the system
       is started in. For example, it is sufficient to redirect the kernel
       console with a kernel command line argument such as console= to get
       both kernel messages and a getty prompt on a serial TTY. See
       kernel-parameters.txt[2] for more information on the console= kernel

       systemd-getty-generator implements systemd.generator(7).

       Further information about configuration of gettys can be found in
       systemd for Administrators, Part XVI: Gettys on Serial Consoles (and

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), agetty(8)

NOTES         top

        1. Container

        2. kernel-parameters.txt

        3. systemd for Administrators, Part XVI: Gettys on Serial Consoles
           (and Elsewhere)

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