AlienWare computers come with a backup utility called "AlienRespawn" (a rebranded Dell Backup and Recovery utility) that causes Dirac Live® to crash when saving projects. This is due to an incompatibility with the Qt framework that Dirac Live uses.
Two documented workarounds for the issue are listed here:
The easiest solution is to manually download the newest version of the AlienRespawn or Dell Backup and Recovery software directly from Dell
or remove the utility if it is not being used.