Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Daily Builds Now Use Xorg by Default Instead of Wayland

Canonical announced today that it switched the daily build ISOs of its upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS operating system to use the older X.Org Server display server by default instead of the more secure and modern Wayland.

The decision to switch the display server from Wayland back to Xorg by default for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS “Bionic Beaver” was taken a few weeks ago when Canonical’s Director of Ubuntu Desktop Will Cooke said the main reasons are the inability for Wayland to support screen sharing and remote desktop services, as well as recoverability from GNOME Shell crashes.

As of today, the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS daily builds are using Xorg as default display server, but you can still use the Wayland session if you manually select it from the login screen. “The default session has now been switched back to use Xorg by default. Wa… (read more)

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