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I tried to make compiz start up automatically. It starts up automatically now, but it causes the main ubuntu menu to be disabled. I would like to change the way it starts up, but I forgot which file I created/edited to make compiz start automatically. How can I see which file makes the compiz process to start up?

Thanks in advance.

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If you've made the changes using Terminal, check the history log. To do that, simply type history in a terminal window.

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I wanted to do that, but apparently the log got cleared. – Martin Mar 28 '12 at 12:41

Is it a user-specific configuration change? Try looking in ~/.config/autostart.

If it is system-wide, try /usr/share/gnome/autostart or /usr/share/autostart

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Thanks, but I have looked in those directories. Haven't been able to find anything. It starts up only when I start the ubuntu session. If I start a ubuntu 2D session it doesn't start compiz. – Martin Mar 28 '12 at 13:14

Using pstree or gnome-system-monitor, you might be able to find the parent process. That parent process might give you a clue since it might load configuration files you wrote and execute them.

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