Sparky & systemd

Last Updated on: 5th September 2021, 10:58 am

I have upgraded all Sparky editions on my machine this week.
All of them went well, but ‘systemd’ has been installed automatically.
It’s time to switch from ‘sysvinit’ to ‘systemd’ now.

‘sysvinit’ is an older version of init system used in Debian based systems.

From Wikipedia:

‘init (short for initialization) is the first process started during booting of the computer system. Init is a daemon process that continues running until the system is shut down.’

‘systemd’ – a full replacement for init with parallel starting of services and other features

If your upgrade brought ‘systemd’ as default, install one extra package to make it useable:
apt-get update
apt-get install systemd-sysv

You can install one more package which provides graphical tool for controlling system’s startup services:
apt-get install systemd-ui
It will be working in all Sparky spins and available in Menu-> Preferences-> systemadm.

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