Still having problems with systemd AutoLogin

Hello All;

I followed the links that several of you suggested, regarding systemd.

As near as I can tell, I haven’t missed anything and it still doesn’t “auto Login”.

First of all, here are the steps:

  1. md /etc/systemd/system/getty@tty1.service.d

cd /etc/systemd/system/getty@tty1.service.d

nano autologin.conf



ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty --autologin root --noclear %I 38400


  1. From:

Edit the file: ‘/etc/systemd/system/’

and find the line: ‘ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty %I 38400’

and change to: ‘ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty –noclear -a USERNAME %I 38400’

The –noclear is optional, it prevents the screen from clearing out the console messages.

  1. reboot

Here is what happens when I type “systemctl status getty@tty1.service” after logging in as root.

(Auto login doesn’t work obviously)

getty@tty1.service - Getty on tty1

Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/getty@.service; enabled)

Active: active (running) since Sun, 13 Sep 2015 21:02:14 +0000; 59s ago

Main PID: 1767 (login)

CGroup: name=systemd:/system/getty@.service/tty1

â 1767 /bin/login

The post login message is:

Debian GNU/Linux 7 beaglebone ttyO0 Debian Image 2015-03-01

I am wondering about the “ttyO0” part of the message, and how this relates to “tty1” which I believe is a device?