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I'm on Lubuntu 11.10. I'd like to add xcompmgr as part of my autostart programs on logon (to use it in combination with Docky). I know all I have to do is to copy its icon into my /home/myname/.config/autostart. Problem is, I can't locate xcompmgr. I've looked in /usr/share/applications, to no avail. Where could I find it?

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try locate xcompmgr from command line. –  Rinzwind Dec 17 '11 at 19:21
    

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There are a number of ways to find the location of executables - for example:

dad@dad-VirtualBox:~$ which xcompmgr
/usr/bin/xcompmgr
dad@dad-VirtualBox:~$ ls -l /usr/bin/xcompmgr
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 30356 2010-05-13 07:06 /usr/bin/xcompmgr

If you want xcompmgr to start-up automatically you will not need to worry about including the exact & full path to the executable since it /usr/bin is a standard path location. See my linked answer on how to add xcompmgr to the startup script for lubuntu


Linked Question:

  1. Openbox doesn't start xcompmgr at start up
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I followed your instructions, that is, created a xcompmgr desktop file. And it worked perfectly! Thanks. –  NovemberSnow Dec 18 '11 at 4:19

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