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It does not advance. There is no "cancel" button. Is there a way to escape the installation process, perhaps via a terminal command or something else?

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Possible duplicate? askubuntu.com/questions/13441 –  fossfreedom Nov 17 '12 at 9:54
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possible duplicate of How to kill applications –  AgentCool Nov 19 '12 at 16:49

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There are several ways to do this as described in the other question:

  • In System->Admin you have an application called System Monitor

  • you can also kill with xkill. Just go to the "run" dialog (Alt+F2), type in xkill and your mouse pointer will change to an "x". Point on the application that you want to kill and click, and it'll be killed.

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Run this:

ps -e

Find the process matlab-support. and its PID

Kill it using:

sudo kill -9 PID
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