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I've installed netflix-desktop as per the iheartubuntu Netflix Desktop app guide. It works for about 2 hours and then crashes, taking down my KDE window manager with it.

How can I make Netflix stable?

uname -arv gives 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:32:08 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

I have 8 GB of RAM and 4 GB of swap.

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Short of ensuring your drivers are properly installed and your netflix-desktop installation is properly installed, I'm not sure what else you actually can do short of contributing. Also, check to see if any errors pertaining to netflix-desktop appear in your ~/.xsession-errors log file.

If you're having problems, I'd recommend that you try reinstalling and keeping your machine up to date.

I have had no issues running the application using Ubuntu.

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  • I've found no mention of Netflix-desktop in .xsession-errors now looking for the dependancies.
    – Jason
    Mar 20 '13 at 18:05
  • It seems to be most crash prone when in fullscreen so I'm running it windowed.
    – Jason
    Mar 23 '13 at 4:14
  • You are sure that its Netflix causing the crash and not a driver issue?
    – csnate
    Mar 23 '13 at 14:34
  • > It seems to be most crash prone when in fullscreen > so I'm running it windowed. Based on that comment, I'd say you might want to check your window manager options as well as the compiz configurations.
    – ILMostro_7
    Jun 24 '13 at 5:23
  • Compiz is the window manager.
    – strugee
    Jul 28 '13 at 0:44

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