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I tried ubuntu 11.04 alpha 3. My unity crashes every time! I got an NVidia, I tried with the opensource driver and the closed driver. Why does unity crash every time? This is so unstable compared to other alpha. Will Natty still get an unstable compiz? I just want to know if every ubuntu machine will crash every time in the future. This will break the reputation of linux that it never crashes.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! 11.04 is currently Alpha so things might not work right. Please see askubuntu.com/questions/18641/… and meta.askubuntu.com/questions/871/… for better instructions on how to proceed. –  Jorge Castro Mar 27 '11 at 22:53
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At first I was worried too while I had the same problem. But after few updates it became much more stable. I believe that for the release date, compiz should be pretty stable.

For now if you get a crash and you loose the window manager (the bar with minimize, maximize and close buttons), just press Ctr + Alt + T to open the terminal and enter compiz -- replace & (don't forget the &). After that you can close the terminal and continue with your work.

There's also a bug report about that problem, you can track it HERE.

Oh and BTW crashing compiz does not crash Linux by a long shot xD

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Thanks I didn't know about Ctrl + Alt + T This will get rid of a few unity headaches for me. –  Reuben Swartz Mar 28 '11 at 0:58
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There is still a month before the stable release.

In this time developers will work to improve stability and remove bugs.

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