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[Bug 808871] New: Cannot log in to either mingetty or X11 under systemd. OK under System V init.
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  • Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:25:05 +0000
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Summary: Cannot log in to either mingetty or X11 under systemd.
OK under System V init.
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 12.1
Version: Final
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: openSUSE 12.1
Status: NEW
Severity: Major
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Basesystem
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: antoine.mechelynck@xxxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa-bugs@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:22.0) Gecko/20100101
Firefox/22.0 SeaMonkey/2.19a1

When I woke up this morning (CET) there were a number of online updates waiting
for me on the openSUSE 12.1 Update-Test repo, so I dutifully let YaST apply
them. Then "zypper ps" displayed quite a number of processes using deleted
files, including some which I thought would not be terminated by merely logging
out of X11, so I rebooted. That's when the shit hit the fan.

At the end of reboot (using systemd at runlevel 3, which are my usual defaults)
there was no login prompt, and Ctrl-Alt-F2 to Ctrl-Alt-F6 would do nothing.
Ctrl-Alt-F10 followed by Ctrl-Alt-F1 worked. After several seconds, six almost
identical lines appeared on the console, saying (quoting from memory) that a
failed dependency prevented Getty to start on tty1, and the same for tty2 to
tty6. Each message had ABORT in red on the right side. Reboot was still
possible by Ctrl-Alt-Del.

Trying to reboot at runlevel 5 by appending a 5 to the kernel commandline in
GRUB made the graphical login screen appear at the end of bootup, so I typed
"root" as username, and the root password. The text console was displayed for a
fraction of a second, and I was brought back to an empty graphical login
screen. Ctrl-Alt-Del did nothing now, so I cycled the power switch.

Finally when I selected "System V" in the F5 rolldown in GRUB everything went

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Actual Results:
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Expected Results:
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