Green icon disappeared

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The green icon disapeared and I cannot do further settings, what should I do?

Please do not consider the following information I have provided, I don't know how to delete it.

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memetali (ma-alabora) said :

I have found out that when I turn the screen from screen settings under system>preferences the tablet function works fine and touch is functioning perfectly. But when I turn back to the normal mode again touch function looses the calibration until next boot, what can be done with this?

And I lost the green icon on the upper menu. Even I run it again, it doesn't appear.

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Jayhawk (the-ayuthias) said :

I think that you are able to get the icon back but still cannot get it to rotate. If that is correct, can you provide the results of:

sudo xxd -g1 /dev/input/dell-wmi

and rotate the screen so that it will try to produce some data. It will help us see if we are getting the correct codes from the dell-wmi kernel module.

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memetali (ma-alabora) said :

Now, I made everything work perfectly. I will now write down the steps:

I installed magick-rotate following the instructions in the Magick-README.txt which can be found in magick-rotation-1.3.tar.bz2 where you can download from

I use a Dell XT2, so I had to follow the instructions in

I also read the INSTALLER.txt in the installer package.

After I did everything told and reboot, I went to System>prefrences>screen and change the rotation to right. Everything worked perfect. I could touch the screen and control everything properly. Off course the mouse doesn't control the cursor properly, anyhow it is unnecessary to control with the mouse when the screen is rotated to portrait mode.

I have hot keys on the screen which is designed to rotate the screen. I went to System>prefrences>keyboard shortcuts. I created a new short cut with the command xrandr -o right and assigned it to 0xc7 (which is the rotate hotkey on the screen). All you have to the is to give a name to the function and write the command (xrandr -o right) and then press the hotkey. Now when I press the hotkey screen rotates to tablet mode.

You cannot define two functions in a single key. So I assigned the hotkey which is designed to launch properties to rotate back. The command for this is xrandr -o normal.

Now it works smoothly and I can rotate the screen whenever I want.