sudo install not opening installer (MATLAB 2021b)

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I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 trying to install MATLAB 2021b. The install script will not open the installer GUI when run with sudo. After running sudo ./install my terminal freezes like it's stuck in a loop.
Note that the installer GUI does open when ./install is run without sudo. Also, I've recently installed 2021a without problems.
Any thoughts on how I can run the installer as su?
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ClaytonA
ClaytonA on 23 Sep 2021
Looks like the problem is in /bin/glnxa64/MathWorksProductInstaller
It runs fine without sudo, however no GUI opens when run with sudo.
BTW, the MathWorksProductInstaller application didn't exist in R2021A, it used something called install_unix

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ClaytonA
ClaytonA on 7 Oct 2021
  1. (run the command : xhost +SI:localuser:root)
  2. sudo ./install
As answered here:
https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/1459909-installer-hang-when-installing-matlab-r2021b-as-root-on-ubuntu-20-04#comment_1759029
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Ahmad Sharif
Ahmad Sharif on 2 Feb 2022
Try this
xhost +SI:localuser:root
sudo ./install
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dhruv khatri
dhruv khatri on 10 Aug 2022
Thank you it worked on Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS. I had the exact problem before.

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