Why am I unable to launch MATLAB on my Intel Mac OS X 10.4 machine?

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When I launch MATLAB, X11 starts but MATLAB never comes up. If I launch MATLAB from an xterm window, I receive the following error message:
dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.6.dylib
Referenced from: /Applications/MATLAB74/bin/maci/MATLAB.app/
Contents/MacOS/libmwhg.dylib
Reason: no suitable image found. Did find:
/usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.6.dylib: mach-o, but wrong architecture
Trace/BPT trap

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 13 Apr 2011
This error message indicates that you have the PowerPC version of Apple's X11 installed on your Intel machine. In order to resolve this problem, please reinstall X11 from a set of Tiger DVD's for the Intel MAC architecture.

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