Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Possible Duplicate:
Determine what window manager or desktop is running?

I had an issue with my mouse pointer (touchpad) getting stuck frequently. In order to report that as a bug, I wanted to know which package my mouse pointer comes under. I assumed that it will be in the desktop manager package. Now the problem is, how can I know the package name of the desktop manager I'm running? Or rather, how can I know which desktop manager I'm running?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Marco Ceppi May 1 '12 at 14:01

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

basically I run env | grep XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP . AFAIK mouse pointers as well as touchpads may come under xserver-xorg – sagarchalise Apr 30 '12 at 6:17
Thanks. I figured out I'm using GNOME with the command you mentioned. However, as for xserver-xorg, ubuntu-bug is not letting me file a bug using it. – harisibrahimkv Apr 30 '12 at 6:43
Basically I donot know what you are trying to do. You should see some workarounds for touchpads in this site ? And you should report bug to respective package if you know it. – sagarchalise Apr 30 '12 at 6:53
Well, this :… was my problem. So I was trying to file a bug in that regard. So I wanted to know who is responsible for the mouse pointer. That is how I came to this situation. – harisibrahimkv Apr 30 '12 at 6:56
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Answer by

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.