I am having a similar problem to the question posted here with a few differences that I can't resolve.
When starting, my whole computer freezes when reaching the splash screen, and CPU usage maxes out. This is persistent if I use the -nodesktop, -nosplash, and -nodisplay options.
MATLAB runs and functions from my terminal when the -nojvm option is used, but this severely limits plotting capabilitiies, and I'd like to use MATLAB without the -nojvm option.
I've tried the solutions here with no success since the test.log created is blank. The accepted answer at this post is not ideal for me, since I need the grub option "nomodeset" to be unused when booting.
My specs are as follows:
OS: Ubuntu 19.04
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2500u with radeon vega mobile gfx × 8
Graphics: AMD Raven
I suspect that the combination of the AMD CPU and graphics is forcing the machine to use certain drivers that are incompatible with starting MATLAB, but am entirely unsure.