I've installed System Load Indicator and set 'autostart' in preferences. For some reason it doesn't load at starting system.

How to find out the name/command of this application and then I can add it to "Startup Applications Preferences"? Thanks.


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Click on the Main button (top-left corner) and type Main menu and click on Main menu. There browse to where the application is and find select the application you want to find the name for and click Properties. The name of the application is present in the command section. Main_menu


After that, click the main button (top-left corner) and type and click on Startup Applications. There click Add, type a name of your choice and then in the command - put the one that you copied/saw was the name of your application and click add again. And voila! Everything's done.


  • You're talking about System Monitor - standard application in ubuntu, but I'm talking about System Load Indicator - it's a indicator in panel.
    – megas
    Sep 14, 2011 at 18:44
  • Actually you're right.
    – megas
    Sep 14, 2011 at 19:05
  • Oh cool :) Glad it worked out okay :) Sep 14, 2011 at 19:06
  • For Ubuntu 13.04 you can open the StartUp application typing it on the dash. Because there is no MainMenu app, and it isn't in the top right gear neither..
    – Lucio
    May 17, 2013 at 22:49

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