mate-power-preferences: command not found

Have You tried accessing the binary with the full path?

Maybe Your $PATH variable doesn't contain the default paths? echo $PATH should give something like:

[root@server ~]# echo $PATH

If it's empty, You may set the PATH variable with this command

export PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin"

On Debian possible default full paths are:

/usr/bin/mate-power-preferences - from package: mate-power-manager

You may install the required package with command apt-get install {package}
Error in other languages:
mate-power-preferences: bevel nie gevind nie
mate-power-preferences: comandă negăsită
mate-power-preferences: comando não encontrado
mate-power-preferences: commande introuvable
mate-power-preferences: command not found
mate-power-preferences: käsku ei ole
mate-power-preferences: không tìm thấy lệnh
mate-power-preferences: komanda nerasta
mate-power-preferences: Kommando nicht gefunden.
mate-power-preferences: kommandot finns inte
mate-power-preferences: komut yok
mate-power-preferences: nie znaleziono polecenia
mate-power-preferences: níor aimsíodh an t-ordú
mate-power-preferences: no se encontró la orden
mate-power-preferences: no s'ha trobat l'ordre
mate-power-preferences: opdracht niet gevonden
mate-power-preferences: parancs nem található
mate-power-preferences: perintah tidak ditemukan
mate-power-preferences: príkaz nenájdený
mate-power-preferences: příkaz nenalezen
mate-power-preferences: команда не найдена
mate-power-preferences: командата не е открита
mate-power-preferences: 命令找不到
mate-power-preferences: コマンドが見つかりません