GNU/Linux Ubuntu 24.04 Runlevel 3 Guide

March 28, 2024 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux Ubuntu 24.04 Booting Runlevel 3

This Guide simply shows you Step-by-step How to Boot Ubuntu 24.04 Noble LTS Desktop into Runlevel 3.

By default, a System Boots either to Runlevel 3 or to Runlevel 5. The Run Level 3 is the CLI Default Server Mode and Instead, Run Level 5 is the Default GUI Desktop Mode.

Especially relevant: for a Desktop first we Kill Ubuntu X Server and then go to Runlevel 3.

Ubuntu 24.04 Runlevel 3 - Featured
  1. 1. Killing X Server

    How to Kill Ubuntu Desktop X Server (Skip on Server)

    Kill Ubuntu X Server
  2. 2. Accessing Runlevel 3

    Finally, go to Ubuntu Runlevel 3
    Simply with:

    sudo init 3
    Finally, to Check Runlevel do:
    who -r
    runlevel 3 shell

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