I have just installed Matlab R2011a on Ubuntu 12.04 using a standalone licence. The installation appears to have worked properly, and I have run the following to get rid of an error that everyone (including myself) seemed to be having:
sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc-2.13.so /lib64/libc.so.6
This got rid of the error, but I still have a problem launching Matlab. Each time I launch it (by typing "matlab" in terminal), the Mathworks software activation window pops up. I provide the path to the licence file, it appears to activate successfully (no errors), but then Matlab doesn't launch. If I try to run it again, the same thing happens.
Does anyone know what might be going wrong? My last install was 10.04, and I had absolutely no problems running 2011a.