"X.org received a lot of attention and discussion at UDS, which
is appropriate for such a desktop-focused distro. Binary drivers
were a hot topic at the summit. Ubuntu developers also discussed
how to provide a more robust configuration system for X.org, and
what to do when problems arise with X.
"Right now, Ubuntu 'just works' on a lot of hardware. However,
when X.org fails, it's possible for users to run into a
unrecoverable failure. Developers discussed how to fall back to a
mode that's likely to work on all hardware, and talked about
providing a GRUB boot option to allow users to activate a 'safe'
mode--like VESA 800x600 at 256 colors--that will allow them to try
to configure X.org in a more pleasing mode..."