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#1 2016-09-01 12:27:20

yochaigal
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[SOLVED] a start job is running for hold until boot process finishes..

Yesterday I setup plymouth (GUI for LUKS on boot!) and plymouth-gdm, and everything works great.
However, on shutdown (or logout) I do notice that an error message pops up:

"a start job is running for hold until boot process finishes up"

It then waits a few seconds, and shuts down normally. I can't figure out how to track this message down.

So, two questions: Is this plymouth related? If so, how do I make it go away? And second, how can I determine what unit is causing this error? journalctl is all but useless.

Thanks

Last edited by yochaigal (2016-09-01 22:17:16)

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#2 2016-09-01 13:54:59

loafer
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Re: [SOLVED] a start job is running for hold until boot process finishes..

Searching for the error message show quite a few threads mostly from Ubuntu but also from Arch Linux suggesting plymouth-gdm may be a cuase.


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#3 2016-09-01 14:03:14

yochaigal
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Re: [SOLVED] a start job is running for hold until boot process finishes..

Yeah, I found those as well - none however offered a solution. One said to install watchdog, the other to remove plymouth-gdm. I can do that, of course - but then i won't understand WHY!

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#4 2016-09-01 14:41:56

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Re: [SOLVED] a start job is running for hold until boot process finishes..

Are you sure that is an error?  You say it waits a few seconds -- like it is waiting for some other process to end. Seems normal.
OTOH, if it hangs for a minute or two, then times out, you have a problem.


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#5 2016-09-01 22:14:39

yochaigal
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Re: [SOLVED] a start job is running for hold until boot process finishes..

Removing plymouth-gdm and replacing it with gdm resolved the issue for me.

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