I'm testing Natty, and Compiz keeps crashing on me. However, it doesn't always give me the option to restart Compiz, and for some reason doesn't have a fallback window manager(WM) configured.
Without a WM, all my programs are still running, but they're not accepting input from the keyboard, and I can't switch between them.
I can, however, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 and get a terminal, and I can
killall Xorg to reset everything; but, I'd rather just reset Compiz, if possible.
If I try typing
compiz --replace in the TTY, it complains "fatal--couldn't open display." Is there a way to have TTY1 restart Compiz? Like
compiz --replace --display=something?
Additionally, is there a way to configure a fallback window manager so that there's an easier way to recover from Compiz crashing?