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#1 2020-01-29 08:13:20

Registered: 2019-06-12
Posts: 55  

Any issues to be expected by disabling elogind?

I was reading the gentoo wiki. It sounds like I don't have many systemd dependent packages at least I hope I don't before i remove the package.
Any one know elogind's hard dependencies that exist?
I just ran

update-rc.d elogind disable

rebooted and it's fine. Should I expect any issues down the road? I can't find much on how it works or what it's actually required for besides gnome which I thought had something to do with gtk-2.0 and gtk-3.0.

I'm running openbox, with a Xfce4-panel. slim doesn't seem to depend on it. So no problems logging back in. The user Gui is not broken and not dependent on it.


#2 2020-01-29 20:01:09

Registered: 2017-11-25
Posts: 512  

Re: Any issues to be expected by disabling elogind?

Despite the d on the end, elogind is a systemd free program, and not comparable to the Gentoo stuff. Look at post #12 in

When you remove elogind, I bet you will get issues with permissions.

When you search the forum for elogind and take a read through some threads you might get an idea why elogind is a good choice.


Last edited by rolfie (2020-01-29 21:42:36)


#3 2020-01-29 20:05:40

Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 2,247  

Re: Any issues to be expected by disabling elogind?

Removing it could bork desktoppy stuff


#4 2020-01-29 21:13:22

Registered: 2018-02-04
Posts: 201  

Re: Any issues to be expected by disabling elogind?

I'm hardly technical in this regard, but to expand on what golinux just said, elogind helps manage user sessions, primarily for X desktop applications' ability to log out/shut down/etc.

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