Xserver Failover

Registered by Alberto Milone on 2006-06-08

This blueprint has been superseded. See the newer blueprint "More robust configuration of the X server" for updated plans.

The graphic driver used by Xserver should be set automatically to "vesa" if the graphic card is not properly detected (Knoppix already does that) during the installation of Ubuntu and when booting Ubuntu's live installer.

Moreover the system should be able to switch to a working backup (using "vesa" driver) of the xorg.conf every time the Xserver fails.

Preventing the Xserver from crashing is a crucial feature (something similar can be found Windows) for any GNU/Linux distribution, especially with graphic cards which are very new and thus unsupported or with problems which arise when users try to install ATI or Nvidia's proprietary drivers.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Rodrigo Novo on 2006-11-09

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I'm happy for this to be discussed here in Paris if there is time, but there is only one person subscribed to the spec who is present at the summit. If you can find interested people to discuss it, I'll bump the priority so that it has a better chance of being scheduled. - ??

This is covered by bullet-proof-x -mdz, 2006-10-27

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