How to Change Runlevels (targets) in SystemD

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Aaron Kili

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6 Responses

  1. linuxdood says:

    Nice article and helpful info since I did need to know this.

    Unfortunately I needed to look up something this simple as systemd is change for change sake and is unnecessarily over complicated.

    There was nothing wrong with # init 3

  2. Eric says:

    Thanks. This is well written. I had read another source that did not mention the graphical target so I ended up without a GUI for a while :)

  3. fred smith says:

    probably a typo: runlevel1.target cannot be a link to both poweroff.target and rescue.target

    • Aaron Kili says:

      @Fred

      Ooops, that’s correct. We will update the article soon; it is supposed to read:
      “Run level 0 is matched by poweroff.target (and runlevel0.target is a symbolic link to poweroff.target)”

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