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elogind is the systemd project's logind, extracted to a standalone package. It's designed for users who prefer a non-systemd init system, but still want to use popular software such as KDE/Wayland or GNOME that otherwise hard-depends on systemd.



The following kernel options are recommended:

General setup  --->
    [*] Control Group support  --->
File systems  --->
    [*] Inotify support for userspace
Security options  --->
    [*] Enable different security models
    [*] Simplified Mandatory Access Control Kernel Support

In the unlikely (and not recommended) event that standard kernel features are enabled for manual configuration, elogind also requires eventpoll, signalfd() and timerfd() support. Most users can ignore this.

USE flags

USE flags for sys-auth/elogind The systemd project's logind, extracted to a standalone package

policykit Enable PolicyKit authentication support global
selinux !!internal use only!! Security Enhanced Linux support, this must be set by the selinux profile or breakage will occur global

There is a global elogind USE flag for enabling elogind support in other packages. It's also recommended to disable support for other session trackers to avoid conflicts:

FILE /etc/portage/make.conf
USE="elogind -consolekit -systemd"


After updating your USE flags update the system so the changes take effect:

root #emerge --ask --changed-use --deep @world



elogind may be optionally configured to start at boot time:

root #rc-update add elogind boot

Alternatively, elogind will be launched automatically when the first service calls it via dbus, or if built with USE="pam", when the first user logs into the system.

See also