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[Bug 1316090] Re: Unable to drop/ place files and links on second screen in dual screen set up


Goth Queen, this bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't been any
activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue? If
so, could you please test for this with the latest development release
of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com
/daily-live/current/ .

If it remains an issue, could you please run the following command in
the development release from a Terminal as it will automatically gather
and attach updated debug information to this report:

apport-collect -p xorg 1316090

Please ensure you have xdiagnose installed, and that you click the Yes
button for attaching additional debugging information.

As well, given the information from the prior release is already
available, testing a release prior to the development one would not be

Thank you for your understanding.

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** Changed in: xorg (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Low

** Changed in: xorg (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Incomplete

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  Unable to drop/ place files and links on second screen in dual screen
  set up

Status in xorg package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  After updating from Xubuntu 13.10 (amd64) to Xubuntu 14.04 LTS (amd64)
  I have encountered a bug with my dual screen set up.

  Running the XOrg screen driver (xserver-xorg-video-nouveau), it is
  possible to place/ drag and drop files and links on my left screen
  desktop. This is also the desktop that contains the system icons (e.g.
  removable drives, rubbish bin).

  However, I I try to drag and drop a file or link on the right screen
  desktop, it will not "stick" and "fly back" to its original location
  on the left screen. Additionally, I noticed that, when dragging the
  file over the troubled desktop, the "placement squares" don't show up.
  They do on the functioning left screen.

  Although I have a NVIDIA Corporation GK107 [GeForce GTX 650] Geforce I
  do run the XOrg driver since it gives me the best results with the
  software I'm using frequently. However, when I tested this during my
  initial install of Trusty, I noticed that I did not encounter this bug
  with the proprietary NVidia 304.117 driver (331.38 did not work for me
  at all). Running the NVidia 304.117 driver, it was possible to drag
  and drop/ place files and links on both screen desktops. Also the
  "placement squares" appeared on both screens when a file was dragged
  over it.

  After returning to the XOrg driver, the problem reoccurred, and
  placement on the right screen was again not possible.

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