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Remove canberra-gtk-module and pk-gtk-module Messages

On some Linux® distributions, one or both of these messages appear in the terminal window when starting MATLAB®. These messages are informational and have no effect on MATLAB.

Gtk-Message: <timestamp>: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
Gtk-Message: <timestamp>: Failed to load module "pk-gtk-module"

To suppress these messages, open a terminal with root privileges and execute the relevant commands to install the libcanberra Linux package.

Red Hat Distributions

On Red Hat distributions (including CentOS and Fedora™):

  • Install the package.

    yum install libcanberra-gtk2
  • Set the GTK_PATH.

    • sh or bash commands:

      $ export GTK_PATH=/usr/lib64/gtk-2.0
    • csh/tcsh commands:

      % setenv GTK_PATH /usr/lib64/gtk-2.0

Debian-Based Distributions

On Debian®-based distributions (including Ubuntu®):

  • Install the package.

    apt-get install libcanberra-gtk-module
    
  • Set the GTK_PATH.

    • sh or bash commands:

      $ export GTK_PATH=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-2.0
      
    • csh/tcsh commands:

      % setenv GTK_PATH /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-2.0