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Apparently, matlab needs to be run in a terminal. This means that setting Terminal to true should make the shortcut work: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Matlab R2014 Comment=Run MATLAB to do some amazing stuff! Exec=/home/saeid/bin/matlab.sh Icon=matlab Terminal=true Type=Application Categories=Utility;Application; For the icon to be recognized, you ...


The MATLAB package on the software center is called matlab-support and it does not install MATLAB. Instead, it configures an existing MATLAB installation to integrate more comfortably in an Ubuntu installation. Currently it provides /usr/bin/matlab through the alternatives system, offers to work around incompatibilities between the libraries bundled ...


Check if the install file actually has executable permissions. If not, run the command chmod a+x install and then try sudo ./install again. You may get an error ./install: 1: eval: /tmp/mathworks_4880/sys/java/jre/glnxa64/jre/bin/java: Permission denied, then run the command chmod +x ./sys/java/jre/glnx86/jre/bin/java and then try the sudo ./install ...


Probably you installed MATLAB as super user with sudo ./install command, and now launching it with matlab command or using matlab-support package in linux you experience this problem. To solve it, simply grant the permission in the preferences folder with: sudo chmod -R a+rw ~/.matlab

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