Not sure if to post here or too chatty a topic. Fairly sure there is meat on it though so here I go.
Just a heads up if someone have noticed high cpu and ram usage with MATE. Is probably not because you messed up Sometimes mate-settings-daemon go crazy. Simple as that. xsession-errors log fill up fast with entries like
(caja:5026): dconf-CRITICAL **: unable to create file '/run/user/1000/dconf/user': Permission denied. dconf will not work properly.
I thought it was local problem, I am recent Linux virgin, but after some searching I doubt it.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-settings-daemon/issues/44#issuecomment-61430431 spell it out. Read from top. Solution for Mint users is apparently to uninstall systemd Not for me. Bugzilla entry at RedHat is not too comforting. Is possibly fixed, then not.
Not sure this is linked to from github https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1123566 More of the same.
Can say it is first time I have seen it. Install is 3-4 days old. Had just finished setting up Apache, MySql server stuff which might have triggered something. Sadly seems like a general problem, quite old even.
Yesterday I saw much the same behavior with deja-dup-monitor process, also possible to Google info. Is one of those things, dev. cant reproduce - people disable = problem solved. Not so easy with this MATE issue. Might be connected with deja-dup.
Is **** because I just snatched the nice MATE theme from Ubuntu MATE and had it not been for this mystery deadly issue install would be perfect.
I actually used Ubuntu MATE for a week and had no problems but after reading about systemd that make sense. They, and MINT, are not on it yet. Ubuntu had other Ubuntu issues though.
Ubuntu MATE have these changes from newest MATE http://mate-desktop.org/blog/2014-09-29-mate-1-8-updated/ openSUSE not yet but I doubt they change much.