More robust configuration of the X server

Registered by Matt Zimmerman on 2006-10-17

The X subsystem is absolutely critical for desktop users, but unrecoverable failures are possible in the current implementation. Even in the face of driver regressions, hardware reconfiguration or other unexpected conditions, the server should start up successfully by whatever means necessary.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Bryce Harrington
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Bryce Harrington
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for gutsy
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Bryce Harrington on 2007-05-17
Completed by
Bryce Harrington on 2007-09-06

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Whiteboard

Please do not use the status whiteboard for comments; it is a place for those working on the spec to make notes about its progress. if you would like to discuss, please do so on the ubuntu-devel mailing list. -mdz, 2006-11-06

drafter unset temporarily for scheduling purposes. was rodarvus. -mdz, 2006-11-09
discussed at UDS seville; new plan identified. - bryce. 2007-May-09
2007-05-25 kamion: looking pretty good, but some comments
2007-05-31 bryce: comments incorporated; spec updated
2007-06-01 kamion: approved
2007-08-15 bryce: code is largely implemented aside from a couple known issues and is in the process of being deployed
2007-09-05 bryce: code is implemented and deployed.

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* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.