Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Daily Builds Now Use Xorg by Default Instead of 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. While all new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installations will be using the older and unsecure X.Org Server display server by default instead of Wayland, it would appear that Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) users that decide to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS this spring will still be using Wayland by default. Ubuntu 17.10 was Ubuntu’s first release to ship with the Wayland session by default.