what(): Unable to launch the MATLABWindow application during installation

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So, I'm running a fresh install of Manjaro Gnome and I'm trying to install matlab. I downloaded the installer, unpacked but when I try to run "bash ./install" it gives me the error:
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::runtime_error'
what(): Unable to launch the MATLABWindow application
Matlab version is R2020a.
shuaikang yan
shuaikang yan on 4 Jun 2023
Edited: shuaikang yan on 4 Jun 2023
Thank you for your answer.Insufficient permissions in ’MATLABWindow’ caused this issue to occur

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Accepted Answer

shichao ni
shichao ni on 31 Mar 2020
You are missing 'libselinux.so.1"
yay -S libselinux
and retry

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Atharva Naik
Atharva Naik on 29 Sep 2022
Edited: Atharva Naik on 29 Sep 2022
If you are using MATLAB(>=2022a), follow these steps...
cd <matlab installer root directory>
cd /bin/glnxa64
ls | grep libfreetype
mkdir exclude
mv libfreetype.so.x.xx.x exclude/
Thank you David Scholz (github: pgrepds) for the gist.

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Brian Zelenke
Brian Zelenke on 23 May 2020
The MATLAB 2020a installer contains its own shared library libcrypto.so.1.1, but uses the system library libk5crypto.so.3. System library libk5crypto.so.3 uses new symbols, which system library libcrypto.so.1.1 has, but MATLAB's library libcrypto.so.1.1 doesn't. So, you have to delete the MATLAB installer's copy of libcrypto.so.1.1. The sequence of commands that worked for me in RHEL 8.2 were:
cd /home/YourUserName/Downloads/matlab_R2020a_glnxa64/bin/glnxa64
rm libcrypto.so.1.1
sudo su -
cd /home/YourUserName/Downloads/matlab_R2020a_glnxa64
export DISPLAY=':0'
That got the installer to work.
P.S. -- When I got to the step of entering my MathWorks account password in the resulting MATLABWindow application, the password field wouldn't let me type until I selected "Show Details" from the "MathWorks Product Installer" drop-down menu in the top menu bar and then clicked back into the main screen of the MATLABWindow application. Basically, I think I had to remove and restore focus on the MATLABWindow application main screen to get the password field working again.
P.P.S. -- Thanks to Petr at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1829790 for pointing me in the right direction on this.
Eilert on 16 Mar 2021
This also helps for installing Matlab 2021a on Fedora 33.
After downloading the full files I renamed the crypto lib, and called the install script.
mv bin/glnxa64/libcrypto.so.1.1 bin/glnxa64/libcrypto.so.1.1_orig
Using the online loading installer was difficult, because the size of my tmp dir (with tmpfs) was too small, but that also depends on the amount of Toolboxes etc. that needs to be installed.
Manuel Schneckenreither
Manuel Schneckenreither on 4 Apr 2022
see here: https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/tkas9q/comment/i2h3r5t/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

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逸飞 吴
逸飞 吴 on 11 Nov 2020
The above answers don't work for me.
My solution is to run
from my home directory (or it will complain and exit), and things get to work well.
If you want to install MATLAB to somewhere outside your home directory, don't forget to add sudo.

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Merera Taresa
Merera Taresa on 23 Jan 2023
i install matlab 2022b. but it didn't open on linux system of chromebook. what shall i do?

Shuai Xu
Shuai Xu on 30 Nov 2022
Edited: Shuai Xu on 3 Dec 2022
Thanks to the answer1 and answer2, the following operations worked for me.[Background: install matlab on remote servers]
sudo apt install xfce4
sudo apt remove xfce4
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libnss3

Tashrif Tashrif
Tashrif Tashrif on 24 Aug 2023
I got this error from MATLAB/2023 installer on CentOS 7.6 . I tried a few things people suggested up there. None worked. So I downgraded to MATLAB/2022. No more error while launching the installer.


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