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Linux.com: Ubuntu Developer Summit Report: X.org Improvements, Driver Controversy, and Bling

Nov 14, 2006, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"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..."

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