Here's a solution based on Mateusz's:
There's an incompatibility between licef and libglib, so let's stop them from being in the same folder.
When I list
libffi.so libgio-2.0.so.0 libgmodule-2.0.so.0.4200.2 libgthread-2.0.so
glib.tgz libffi.so.5 libgio-2.0.so.0.4200.2 libgobject-2.0.so libgthread-2.0.so.0
libcef.so libffi.so.5.0.2 libgmodule-2.0.so libgobject-2.0.so.0 libgthread-2.0.so.0.4200.2
libgio-2.0.so libgmodule-2.0.so.0 libgobject-2.0.so.0.4200.2
To make changes ot this folder you need root privileges. All commands below were executed as root.
Create a backup folder bak:
Move glib there:
Optionally create a README text file indicating the changes you made for future reference.
After this change, I get the message:
[1120/181429:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(231)] Running without the SUID sandbox! See https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/docs/linux_suid_sandbox_development.md for more information on developing with the sandbox on.
GLib-GIO-[1;32mMessage[0m: [34m18:14:29.911[0m: Using the 'memory' GSettings backend. Your settings will not be saved or shared with other applications.
[1120/181429:WARNING:cefclient_gtk.cpp(48)] X error received: type 0, serial 317, error_code 8, request_code 42, minor_code 0
But MATLABWINDOW seems to be working.
Running MATLAB R2017a on Linux Mint 19.1