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Graphics glitch Ubuntu 17.04

Asked by sigurdjs
on 20 Sep 2017
Latest activity Commented on by bennibenjamin on 14 Jul 2018 at 9:22

When viewing a large vector/variable in the workspace the output looks like this. This problem have been consistent on multiple machines running both Ubuntu 16.04 and 17.04, with matlab R2016A, B and 2017A. I have tried the answers from here without any luck (it seemed I was already using a properitary driver). Switching between OpenGL software, hardware and hardwarebasic didn't solve the problem.

Anyone with a solution out there?


Setting the JVM to oracle JRE solved the problem for me. Other versions did not work.

export MATLAB_JAVA=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre

If you are launching from terminal, add the line to your bashrc, if you have a matlab.desktop file, add sh -c "export MATLAB_JAVA=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre; matlab -desktop;" in the exec field.

Same issue on Ubuntu 16.04 with R2016b. Your solution works for me. Thanks a lot!

The only difference is that I am using Java openjdk from the offical ubuntu repositories instead of Java-8-oracle.

I did the following:


sudo apt-get install default-jdk

Second, I added the line

Exec=sh -c "export MATLAB_JAVA=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/jre; /usr/local/MATLAB/R2016b/bin/matlab -desktop;"

to my MATLAB.desktop file.

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