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I am new to Ubuntu. When trying to open Matlab I get a Permission Denied response. How can I fix this?

1cqxdz1:~> /usr/local/MATLAB/R2013b/bin
/usr/local/MATLAB/R2013b/bin: Permission denied.
  • Whats the output of ls -l /usr/local/MATLAB/R2013b/bin? – heemayl Mar 8 '15 at 16:35
  • total 512 -r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 22168 Aug 16 2013 activate_matlab.sh -r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 22217 Aug 16 2013 deactivate_matlab.sh -r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 18654 Apr 16 2010 deploytool -r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 6955 Jul 1 2013 engopts.sh drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 45056 Jan 29 2014 glnxa64 -r--r--r-- 1 root root 19 Apr 16 2010 insttype.ini -r--r--r-- 1 root root 22586 Jun 23 2013 lcdata_utf8.xml -r--r--r-- 1 root root 22831 Jun 23 2013 lcdata.xml -r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 3601 Apr 16 2010 lcdata.xsd - .......etc (too long to fit in a comment back) – amgeo Mar 8 '15 at 16:38
  • Is there a specific one of those files that I need to change the permissions for? (all the -r--r--r etc are the read/write/execute permissions, right?) – amgeo Mar 8 '15 at 16:40
  • Whats the output of namei -l /usr/local/MATLAB/R2013b/bin? – heemayl Mar 8 '15 at 16:42
  • f: /usr/local/MATLAB/R2013b/bin drwxr-xr-x root root / drwxr-xr-x root root usr drwxr-xr-x root root local drwxr-xr-x root root MATLAB drwxr-xr-x root root R2013b drwxr-xr-x root root bin – amgeo Mar 8 '15 at 16:43
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Turned out I need to instead type in:

/usr/local/MATLAB/R2013b/bin/matlab &

Thanks @Harris

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I think you should do:

sudo matlab

Instead of:

matlab

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