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How can I fix the "Segmentation fault (core dumped)" bug?

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Bruno Cuevas
Bruno Cuevas on 12 Sep 2015
I'm trying to run MATLAB R2015b (students-licence) in my Ubuntu 15.04. I've done it before in an equivalent system, in the same computer, and it used to work nicely; however, this time I have this message in my screen:
charizard@bruno-S451LB:~$ matlab
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
I've read some solutions on the internet, but none of them did work.As a particularity, I had a previous bug in the installation (it used to crash saying something about invalid blocks length), that I fixed re-downloading all the installation files.

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Pedro Gusmao
Pedro Gusmao on 1 Oct 2015
I was having the same problem, I guess from the error messages that it was due to the the old libc libraries used by Matlab.
I installed the packages matlab-support and matlab-support-dev and things started to work.
Hope it helps,
LionelB on 17 May 2017
I am still getting segfaults (R2016a on Ubuntu 16.04) after installing matlab-support. This appears to be a Java problem (I am using the built-in Java; i.e., not setting MATLAB_JAVA). I do not get segfaults when running with -nojava.
Error log attached.

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Mateus Silva D'Almeida
Mateus Silva D'Almeida on 5 Jun 2018
Worked for me. I'm using Mint 16.04.1 and Mathlab R2016b. Thanks!


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