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After sluggish performance and freezing for two weeks I finally managed to nail down the culprit to Compiz, I found out it's vital to Unity and is basically an OpenGL wrapper for Ubuntu and Xorg.

How do I fix this? There's plenty of bug reports, but none of them give an indication on how to do a 'quick fix' before they fix the memory issue.

I also get 'System Error' messages during startup and the details show that Xorg is crashing.

Should I do a clean install?

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closed as off topic by Uri Herrera, fossfreedom Aug 4 '12 at 18:11

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Often, there is no "quick fix". Your best bet is to make these bugs as affecting you(requires a Launchpad account, then the link above the bug details) so their heat increases, possibly inducing higher priority or a developer to work on the issue. –  hexafraction Aug 3 '12 at 23:12
    
@ObsessiveFOSS You've basically answered the question. I recommending posting that as an answer. –  Eliah Kagan Aug 4 '12 at 1:23
    
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. –  fossfreedom Aug 4 '12 at 18:12

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Often, especially in your case, there is no "quick fix". Your best bet is to make these bugs as affecting you(requires a Launchpad account, then the link above the bug details) so their heat increases, possibly inducing higher priority or a developer to work on the issue. If you post links to these bugs here, then other users will be able to do the same.

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