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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?

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    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 : askubuntu.com/questions/128265/… 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

Answer by https://askubuntu.com/users/1543/sagarchalise

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