MATE Session Manager Looking For A Dock

I dislike miscellaneous error messages, especially uninformative messages. For some time I noticed such a message in the .xsession-errors log as well as /var/log/syslog.

mate-session[3734]: WARNING: Unable to find provider '' of required component 'dock'

There is no convenient pointy-clicky way to stop the messages. The solution is to open dconf-editor and edit the following key:


Remove the requirement for dock.

I am using MATE 1.12. For those folks using a distro where some kind of dock is provided, such as Ubuntu MATE, the error message will not appear. Possibly this bug has been resolved in subsequent releases.

Posted: Category: Usability Tagged: MATE

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