The term runlevel refers to a mode of operation in one of the computer operating systems that implement Unix System V-style initialization

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Remnants of Runlevel 5 when I drop down to Runlevel 3

I changed my VBoxed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 to boot to the multi-user.target by creating a symlink of multi-user.target as /etc/systemd/system/default.target. When I want to go up to the GUI, I just run ...
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Ubuntu startup run level

How do I make Ubuntu 12.04 to start at a runlevel other than default 2.although I could change run level after starting from terminal it does not remain when I restart
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Change runlevel on 16.04? [duplicate]

Pretty simple, I am trying to change the runlevel. Everything I find online points me to the file located in: /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf Here I have tried changing the "DEFAULT_RUNLEVEL" to 3 or ...
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Ensure that a (potentially long) root script execute to completion before power-down [duplicate]

I want to run a simple rsync-based bash script as root when a power-down cycle initiates from either: a login interactive shell, or a gui session, or a machine boot state where no login-user has ...
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What run level activates on reboot, shutdown, and start?

I'm trying to get a better understanding of run levels and things. I have created two scripts in /etc/ one is called cinit and the other cdinit. The scripts stand for "custom initialize" and "custom ...
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Runlevel script doesn't run when I change between runlevels

I have an Ubuntu server 15.04 and I want to trigger a simple script when I enter in the 2. runlevel. The script just creates a folder with a actual date: #!/bin/sh mkdir /home/me/"work-`date`" And ...
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Ubuntu Server GUI at specific runlevel

I have just recently installed Ubuntu Server, of course for server purpose. It is ok that there is only command line interface but I need GUI only for browser, nothing else. (Terminal browsers are ...
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runlevel mismatch

i am exploring the runlevel of ubuntu system, when i run runlevel, to display the current runlevel, i got: N 5 but inside the /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf: env DEFAULT_RUNLEVEL=2 why default ...
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What are the descriptions of the runlevels (2 - 5) in Ubuntu 14.04

I use Ubuntu 14.04 up to date. I think the runlevels 2-5 can differ slightly in each distribution. And I cannot find descriptions of those runlevels. I learned that Ubuntu uses Upstart, which is ...
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Warning default start runlevel arguments do not match Default-Start values

I tried to add Fuseki as a service to the correct runlevels using update-rc.d. I used sudo update-rc.d fuseki defaults and I think is okay now, but I got this warnings: update-rc.d: warning: default ...
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LSB warnings in systemd 15.10

a get warnings by using a disable/enable systemd commands: $ sudo systemctl enable mongodb.service Synchronizing state of mongodb.service with SysV init with /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install... ...
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How to make run a file when system starts and system shut downs in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and have a shell script which, I want to run when system is started and shutdown. Copied the file in /etc/init.d/ ,with all permission and also added to runlevels using update-...
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no difference between runlevel 3 and 5 in ubuntu 15.04

From the exercises in chapter 3 from Introduction to Linux: Which services run in graphical mode that don't run in text mode? So I tried: diff <(ls -l rc3.d/) <(ls -l rc5.d/) Ran in the ...
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NetworkManager does not start automatically

I used this QUESTION to configure the default of Ubuntu 14.10 to start in RUNLEVEL 1 but when I switch to another RUNLEVEL (2,3,or 5) , there is no network connection and I have to start the ...
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How to set default runlevel?

I would like to know how to set a default runlevel? This is to ensure that my computer directly boots at the set level .
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Why am i in run level 2 but i can still see my GUI? [duplicate]

I am a newbie in linux using ubuntu 14.04. I came across the concept of runlevels. What confuses me is the fact that when i run the command who -r I see that i am in runlevel 2 which represents ...
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Runlevel 0 script not running properly on shutdown

I have a basic script where all it does is delete a specific user on shutdown. I made it executable and created a symlink to /etc/rc0.d/K99deleteuser so that it would actually run on shutdown. ...
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Shutdown my system in 30 minutes with telinit

If I want to shutdown my system in 30 minutes with telinit, how could I do it? I know that with shutdown is easier but just for knowing it.
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lubuntu change default runlevel [duplicate]

How can I change the default runlevel in Lubuntu 14.04? Some say by changing the inittab file but, I can't find any /etc/inittab file in my computer.
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Add a grub menu entry that boots into my current install but with a different runlevel

I am running the latest Kubuntu (14.10) and would like to add a grub2 menu entry that allows me to boot straight into a different runlevel? I would like to modify /etc/rc3.d or /etc/rc4.d to boot ...
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When will “runlevel” event be emitted?

start on runlevel [2345] referring this: The syntax of start on stanza is: start on EVENT [[KEY=]VALUE]... [and|or...] It means, runlevel is en event, [2345] is that event's environment ...
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edited rc-sysinit.conf system won't boot [duplicate]

I have modified the DEFAULT_RUNLEVEL from 2 (graphical interface) to 1 in rc-sysinit.conf, to install drivers for GPU. After choosing either default or recovery mode, I see just black screen. Any ...
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Multi-user text mode runlevel in Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu as a server, and I want to change its runlevel to be full multi-user text mode (like init 3 in RedHat). From this command runlevel i see that am running N 2 which is Graphical multi-...
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April 2014 update taken, bootup hangs at Stopping System V runlevel compatibility

I've seen other threads related to my current situation, but the solutions posted didn't help... After accepting updates this morning, my system halts at "Stopping System V runlevel compatibility" ...
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which file in ubuntu defines meaning of each run level?

In redhat based linux, there is a file called inittab in which you can see the meaning and definition of each run level. Is there any file like this in Ubuntu? I know what each run level means in ...
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Editing/changing runlevels?

I learned linux on redhat/fedora systems, and I really like there runlevels. The runlevels in ubuntu (inherited from debian i'm sure) are weird, there is no way to get a no GUI environment unless your ...
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What is the order of execution of the scripts at /etc/rc0…6.d/?

The scripts linked at /etc/rc0...6.d/ have numbers at the begining right after the letter S/K, so the question is what is order of execution? From the lower to higher or higher to lower? I also would ...
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Why does the run level change automatically?

I am trying set up a virtual machine as an exercise for my friend, it came to my mind that I can give him a machine that reboots all the time and ask him to find out whats wrong with it. I change run ...
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runlevel misunderstanding

As I known there is no classical init in ubuntu, instead of init ubuntu uses upstart. Upstart is capable of fully simulation of classical init. The problem is I still don't understand how upstart ...
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run levels only at start up

I find the concept of runlevels very confusing. Currently, I'm trying to run a script only at start up. But configuring as shown below leads to it working also at halt time. I'm programming a daemon ...
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Reboot ubuntu without a complete hardware reboot

I would like to reboot the OS as if it is pulled up from GRUB, but without actually rebooting the entire computer. This is because this machine has a bunch of different OSes on it and while a reboot ...
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Difference between a 'runlevel' or a 'multiuser runlevel'?

Is there a difference when I say multiuser runlevel and when I say just runlevel ?
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glassfish before tomcat

i have used this to install tomcat http://diegobenna.blogspot.com/2011/01/install-tomcat-7-in-ubuntu-1010.html and this to install http://www.silvatechsolutions.com/tech-tips/glassfish-ubuntu-12-04-...
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13.04 sudo reboot now is not working instead ends up in run level 1

Hi After a recent update to packages on to 13.04 (i.e. this has recently manifested) I now have 5 different systems which will all fail to reboot using sudo reboot now this will result in them being ...
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what does each runlevel number stand for

Cause Ubuntu uses Upstart instead of init, there is some different from Red Hat. But How can I get the list of each runlevel number standing for, such as init 0 means shutdown. man init can't show the ...
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How to have packages' rc config files deleted on package removal?

Yesterday I noticed the following when I started removing several apps I was not going to use. The file in the rc folders (/etc/rc0.d , /etc/rc1.d.... /etc/rc6.d) associated with the deleted app were ...
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Is there an ncurses tool for upstart similar to ntsysv or sysv-rc-conf?

I'd like to be able to use a terminal or console to configure runlevels. I don't need the conditions for starting and stopping services to be any more complicated than sysv. I just want to base ...
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Simplest way to make a command run after system reboot

I have a server which exists to run one little Django application. If the server reboots, I want Django to start again: nohup /opt/myapp/manage.py runserver ... I'm having trouble finding a simple ...
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What is the difference between single user mode, recovery mode from GRUB, and booting with Ubuntu install disk?

What is the difference between the following: Entering single user mode, e.g. telinit 1 Entering recovery mode, at the GRUB screen selecting Ubuntu ... (recovery mode) Using the Ubuntu installation ...
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How do I start Ubuntu without X server?

So, I'm trying to install the official nVidia drivers for my fancy graphics card, and they advice disabling the X server before installing, as well as making sure that I can boot without the X server, ...
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Boot to Runlevel 3

I am running Ubuntu Server, and just installed the gnome desktop on there (I neeeded to run an application that would only work in a graphical interface). However, now the server boots to the GUI ...
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Booting Ubuntu into the Command Line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable X at boot time? How do I boot Ubuntu by default into the CLI using a multiuser runlevel? I wish to still maintain my graphical desktop manager (GDM or ...
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Quickly stop all network services except sshd (or boot with only sshd running)

I have an Ubuntu Server 12.04 box acting as a home file server. At times I would like to be able to brings down all my normal network services (nfs-kernel-server and friends, netatalk, nmbd, smbd, ...
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How do runlevels work?

I'm replacing an active directory windows server with a linux one. I have to introduce the linux server onto the network, but without AD services (like dhcpd, ldap etc). So I was hoping to create a ...
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Can't run init script on boot after another init script

I have three init scripts and the Broker init script runs fine, but when I try to run the Consumer init script and then the Data Collector init script, the only process that is running is the Broker. ...
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How to auto-install runlevel control for existing service/daemon?

Need to install a service/daemon (in this case bind9, a DNS service) runlevel control, aka "rc" control (/etc/rc*.d and such). bind9 came pre-installed on my 11.04 system, but without aforementioned ...
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cannot change runlevel from 5 to 3

i'm trying to change from runlevel 5 to runlevel 3 by running sudo init 3 command. for some reason it doesn't do anything anymore. the weird thing is that if i run the command runlevel it shows me ...
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Changing runlevel: init or telinit?

I've been looking on the Internet for an answer and haven't found a concrete one. If I want to change the runlevel it is okay to use just init or do I always have to call it through telinit. I've ...
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How do I setup tty autologin in Ubuntu which is running Upstart

I was trying to find the /etc/inittab where I do my autologin. But in Ubuntu 11.04 that file seems to be lost. Is this the correct way you do it in Ubuntu? # Auto Login for Ubuntu how? # 1. apt-get ...