I've been using Ubuntu for a while now and I love it, I wouldn't think of using another OS unless I can't fix this issue.
The install I'm on is only around a month and a half old. I'm running 12.04 64bit on a 8,1 MBP.
Up until around 2 weeks ago everything was running smoothly. Around then applications started crashing and weird things started happening. At first I thought it was just certain applications.
The first thing to start giving me trouble was compiz. Occasionally compiz will stop decorating windows and lost many other functionalities. running
compiz --replace fixes this, but I don't feel like doing it usually once a day. The other thing with this is that after running
compiz --replace, my conky window gets lost somewhere and so I run
killall conky && conky -c .conkyrc.
But this isn't with just a couple applications, it seems like it is proliferating through my system.
Last week fontforge started crashing while doing whatever task. So I ended up unable to finish what I was working on to completeness. Didn't find a fix.
Today rhythmbox started crashing. Whenever I try to play anything, Rhythmbox becomes unresponsive and needs to be forced to close.
When I try to do certain things with the disk utility, it crashes.
I get the Ubuntu has experienced an internal error message much more often than I would like. Frequently applications stop appearing in the launcher. Wine almost never does anymore.
After not being active for a little while, thunderbird can only fetch my mail after restarting wireless,
sudo rmmod b43 && sudo modprobe b43
Occasionally some of my startup apps don't start.
What is my best option here? Could they be bugs? I don't want to submit a ton of vague bug reports. Reinstall? switch OS?
Thank you to anyone who responds. Kopkins