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systemd-bsod.service - Man Page

Displays boot-time emergency log message in full screen



/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-bsod [Options...]


systemd-bsod.service is used to display a blue screen which contains a message relating to a boot failure, including a QR code which can be scanned to get helpful information about the failure.


The following options are understood by systemd-bsod:

-h,  --help

Print a short help text and exit.


Print a short version string and exit.

-c,  --continuous

When specified, systemd-bsod waits continuously for changes in the journal if it doesn't find any emergency messages on the initial attempt.

Added in version 255.


Specify the TTY to output to. By default systemd-bsod will automatically find a free VT to display the message on. If this option is specified a TTY may be selected explicitly. Use --tty=/dev/tty to direct output to the terminal the command is invoked on.

Added in version 256.

Exit Status

On success (displaying the journal message successfully), 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

See Also


Referenced By

systemd.directives(7), systemd.index(7).

The man page systemd-bsod(8) is an alias of systemd-bsod.service(8).

systemd 256.2 systemd-bsod