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

       logind.conf, logind.conf.d - Login manager configuration files





       These files configure various parameters of the systemd login manager,
       systemd-logind.service(8). See systemd.syntax(7) for a general
       description of the syntax.

       The default configuration is set during compilation, so configuration is
       only needed when it is necessary to deviate from those defaults.
       Initially, the main configuration file in /etc/systemd/ contains
       commented out entries showing the defaults as a guide to the
       administrator. Local overrides can be created by editing this file or by
       creating drop-ins, as described below. Using drop-ins for local
       configuration is recommended over modifications to the main configuration

       In addition to the "main" configuration file, drop-in configuration
       snippets are read from /usr/lib/systemd/*.conf.d/,
       /usr/local/lib/systemd/*.conf.d/, and /etc/systemd/*.conf.d/. Those
       drop-ins have higher precedence and override the main configuration file.
       Files in the *.conf.d/ configuration subdirectories are sorted by their
       filename in lexicographic order, regardless of in which of the
       subdirectories they reside. When multiple files specify the same option,
       for options which accept just a single value, the entry in the file
       sorted last takes precedence, and for options which accept a list of
       values, entries are collected as they occur in the sorted files.

       When packages need to customize the configuration, they can install
       drop-ins under /usr/. Files in /etc/ are reserved for the local
       administrator, who may use this logic to override the configuration files
       installed by vendor packages. Drop-ins have to be used to override
       package drop-ins, since the main configuration file has lower precedence.
       It is recommended to prefix all filenames in those subdirectories with a
       two-digit number and a dash, to simplify the ordering of the files.

       To disable a configuration file supplied by the vendor, the recommended
       way is to place a symlink to /dev/null in the configuration directory in
       /etc/, with the same filename as the vendor configuration file.

       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 are previously
           unused, "autovt" services are automatically spawned on. These
           services are instantiated from the template unit autovt@.service for
           the respective VT TTY name, for example, autovt@tty4.service. By
           default, autovt@.service is linked to getty@.service. In other words,
           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 the VTs configured with the NAutoVTs= directive.
           Defaults to 6. When set to 0, automatic spawning of "autovt" services
           is disabled.

           Takes a positive integer. Identifies 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 of how many VTs
           are allocated by other subsystems, one login "getty" is always
           available. Defaults to 6 (in other words, there will 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 the user logs out. If true, the scope unit
           corresponding to the session and all processes inside that scope will
           be terminated. If false, the scope is "abandoned", see
           systemd.scope(5), and processes are not killed. Defaults to "no", but
           see the options KillOnlyUsers= and KillExcludeUsers= below.

           In addition to session processes, user process may run under the user
           manager unit user@.service. Depending on the linger settings, this
           may allow users to run processes independent of their login sessions.
           See the description of enable-linger in loginctl(1).

           Note that setting KillUserProcesses=yes will break tools like
           screen(1) and tmux(1), unless they are moved out of the session
           scope. See example in systemd-run(1).

       KillOnlyUsers=, KillExcludeUsers=
           These settings take space-separated lists of usernames that override
           the KillUserProcesses= setting. A user name may be added to
           KillExcludeUsers= to exclude the processes in the session scopes of
           that user from being killed even if KillUserProcesses=yes is set. If
           KillExcludeUsers= is not set, the "root" user is excluded by default.
           KillExcludeUsers= may be set to an empty value to override this
           default. If a user is not excluded, KillOnlyUsers= is checked next.
           If this setting is specified, only the processes in the session
           scopes of those users will be killed. Otherwise, users are subject to
           the KillUserProcesses=yes setting.

           Configures the action to take when the system is idle. Takes one of
           "ignore", "poweroff", "reboot", "halt", "kexec", "suspend",
           "hibernate", "hybrid-sleep", "suspend-then-hibernate", and "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 report that they are idle, no idle inhibitor lock is active,
           and subsequently, the time configured with IdleActionSec= (see below)
           has expired.

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

           Specifies the maximum time a system shutdown or sleep request is
           delayed due to an inhibitor lock of type "delay" being active before
           the inhibitor is ignored and the operation executes anyway. Defaults
           to 5.

           Specifies how long to keep the user record and per-user service
           user@.service around for a user after they logged out fully. If set
           to zero, the per-user service is terminated immediately when the last
           session of the user has ended. If this option is configured to
           non-zero rapid logout/login cycles are sped up, as the user's service
           manager is not constantly restarted. If set to "infinity" the
           per-user service for a user is never terminated again after first
           login, and continues to run until system shutdown. Defaults to 10s.

       HandlePowerKey=, HandleSuspendKey=, HandleHibernateKey=,
       HandleLidSwitch=, HandleLidSwitchExternalPower=, HandleLidSwitchDocked=,
           Controls how logind shall handle the system power, reboot and sleep
           keys and the lid switch to trigger actions such as system power-off,
           reboot or suspend. Can be one of "ignore", "poweroff", "reboot",
           "halt", "kexec", "suspend", "hibernate", "hybrid-sleep",
           "suspend-then-hibernate", 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", HandleRebootKey= defaults to "reboot".
           HandleSuspendKey= and HandleLidSwitch= default to "suspend".
           HandleLidSwitchExternalPower= is completely ignored by default (for
           backwards compatibility) — an explicit value must be set before it
           will be used to determine behaviour.  HandleLidSwitchDocked= defaults
           to "ignore".  HandleHibernateKey= defaults to "hibernate". If the
           system is inserted in a docking station, or if more than one display
           is connected, the action specified by HandleLidSwitchDocked= occurs;
           if the system is on external power the action (if any) specified by
           HandleLidSwitchExternalPower= occurs; otherwise the HandleLidSwitch=
           action occurs.

           A different application may disable logind's handling of system power
           and sleep keys and the lid switch by taking a low-level inhibitor
           lock ("handle-power-key", "handle-suspend-key",
           "handle-hibernate-key", "handle-lid-switch", "handle-reboot-switch").
           This is most commonly used by graphical desktop environments to take
           over suspend and hibernation handling, and to use their own
           configuration mechanisms. If a low-level inhibitor lock is taken,
           logind will not take any action when that key or switch is triggered
           and the Handle*= settings are irrelevant.

       PowerKeyIgnoreInhibited=, SuspendKeyIgnoreInhibited=,
       HibernateKeyIgnoreInhibited=, LidSwitchIgnoreInhibited=,
           Controls whether actions that systemd-logind takes when the power,
           reboot and sleep keys and the lid switch are triggered are subject to
           high-level inhibitor locks ("shutdown", "reboot", "sleep", "idle").
           Low level inhibitor locks ("handle-power-key", "handle-suspend-key",
           "handle-hibernate-key", "handle-lid-switch", "handle-reboot-key"),
           are always honored, irrespective of this setting.

           These settings take boolean arguments. If "no", the inhibitor locks
           taken by applications are respected. If "yes", "shutdown", "reboot"
           "sleep", and "idle" inhibitor locks are ignored.
           PowerKeyIgnoreInhibited=, SuspendKeyIgnoreInhibited=,
           HibernateKeyIgnoreInhibited= and RebootKeyIgnoreInhibited= default to
           "no".  LidSwitchIgnoreInhibited= defaults to "yes". This means that
           when systemd-logind is handling events by itself (no low level
           inhibitor locks are taken by another application), the lid switch
           does not respect suspend blockers by default, but the power and sleep
           keys do.

           Specifies a period of time after system startup or system resume in
           which systemd will hold off on reacting to lid events. This is
           required for the system to properly detect any hotplugged devices so
           systemd can ignore lid events if external monitors, or docks, are
           connected. If set to 0, systemd will always react immediately,
           possibly before the kernel fully probed all hotplugged devices. This
           is safe, as long as you do not care for systemd to account for
           devices that have been plugged or unplugged while the system was off.
           Defaults to 30s.

           Sets the size limit on the $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR runtime directory for
           each user who logs in. Takes a size in bytes, optionally suffixed
           with the usual K, G, M, and T suffixes, to the base 1024 (IEC).
           Alternatively, a numerical percentage suffixed by "%" may be
           specified, which sets the size limit relative to the amount of
           physical RAM. Defaults to 10%. Note that this size is a safety limit
           only. As each runtime directory is a tmpfs file system, it will only
           consume as much memory as is needed.

           Sets the limit on number of inodes for the $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR runtime
           directory for each user who logs in. Takes a number, optionally
           suffixed with the usual K, G, M, and T suffixes, to the base 1024
           (IEC). Defaults to RuntimeDirectorySize= divided by 4096. Note that
           this size is a safety limit only. As each runtime directory is a
           tmpfs file system, it will only consume as much memory as is needed.

           Controls the maximum number of concurrent inhibitors to permit.
           Defaults to 8192 (8K).

           Controls the maximum number of concurrent user sessions to manage.
           Defaults to 8192 (8K). Depending on how the pam_systemd.so module is
           included in the PAM stack configuration, further login sessions will
           either be refused, or permitted but not tracked by systemd-logind.

           Controls whether System V and POSIX IPC objects belonging to the user
           shall be removed when the user fully logs out. Takes a boolean
           argument. If enabled, the user may not consume IPC resources after
           the last of the user's sessions terminated. This covers System V
           semaphores, shared memory and message queues, as well as POSIX shared
           memory and message queues. Note that IPC objects of the root user and
           other system users are excluded from the effect of this setting.
           Defaults to "yes".

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

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