# Plank not starting after reinstall

I am having some issues with Plank, so I uninstalled it by doing apt remove --purge plank. After reinstalling it, I could run the dock by starting it on the command line, but it would not start with the desktop.

I tried putting it on the startup applications on Switchboard, but it would not work anyway. How can I make plank startup automatically again on login?

gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.cerbere monitored-processes
It should contain plank (the default is ['wingpanel', 'plank']). If plank is not listed, you can just add it:
gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.cerbere monitored-processes "['wingpanel', 'plank']"
• On ElementaryOS Hera the path is slightly different: io.elementary.desktop.cerbere monitored-processes – funder7 Oct 26 '20 at 17:11