When I run ./install in the terminal it outputs:

Preparing installation files ...
Installing ...

but it doesn't actually open the installer window for MatLab. Is there a way to fix this?

2 Answers 2


./install -mode silent -inputFile installer_input.txt

You want to make a copy of the template installer_input.txt and fill in your values for FIK and license server, etc. (assuming license server licensing)

Alternatively you can use ssh -X host and run the gui installer from a machine with xwindows.


entered these commands:

 sudo chmod -R 777 ~/"folder with matlab" 
 sudo ./install

This made the installer window appear and installation proceeded normally.

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