Objective

The default Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver installation comes with Wayland enabled. The objective is to disable Wayland and enable Xorg display server instead.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - GDM3

Requirements

Privileged access to is required to perform this configuration.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

Configure GDM3

As a privileged administrator user use your text editor to perform the following changes of the GDM3 custom configuration file /etc/gdm3/custom.conf.
FROM:
#WaylandEnable=false
TO:
WaylandEnable=false
By uncommenting the above line your system will use the Xorg display manager instead of Wayland next time it boots.

Reboot

Reboot your system to apply the changes.