My OS release is 14.04

When I launch MATLAB with GUI, I got the response with

MATLAB is selecting SOFTWARE OPENGL rendering.
 Segmentation fault (core dumped)

There is nothing in the log of matlab_crash_dump.1582-1

But with matlab -nodisplay, it worked.

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  • @edwinksl Thanks for your answer! But I can't find the conversation between us, i don't know why. – W.xiaoq Jun 16 '16 at 12:43
  • The problem is still there. I can't find a solution for that. – W.xiaoq Jun 16 '16 at 12:47
  • I removed my answer because it turns out that it didn't solve your problem. We can continue talking about this in chat to avoid protracted comments. – edwinksl Jun 16 '16 at 22:10
  • Could you please post text files and program output listings as text, not as images? To achieve the latter you can either 1) select, copy & paste the terminal content or 2) save it to a file and use that. Longer listings (>100 lines) should be uploaded to a pastie service and linked to in the question. Thanks. – David Foerster Oct 27 '16 at 11:59
  • This seems to be a bug. See my answer here. – user308164 Dec 19 '16 at 11:45

I had the same problem: here is how I fixed it. I had switch from the open source nouveau driver that come preloaded on ubuntu to the proprietary nVidia version 361.42. I then got the error you did. It turns out that matlab is not compatible with the newest version of the nVidia driver yet. So I downgraded the driver to the proprietary version of the driver 340.96. The driver packages are in the additional drivers tab of Software & Updates.

I then reinstalled matlab and installed the matlab-support package(code below).

sudo apt-get install matlab-support

Good luck!

  • I had suggested the OP to try that but that unfortunately didn't solve the problem. – edwinksl Jun 23 '16 at 19:05
  • I had to downgrade my Nvidia driver to an earlier version, reinstall Matlab, and then install the support package. – NWalk Jun 24 '16 at 19:59
  • You should include that in your answer since downgrading a graphics driver is an important detail. – edwinksl Jun 24 '16 at 20:00
  • Can do. He doesn't specify what graphics driver he is using. – NWalk Jun 24 '16 at 20:01
  • Yeah, you should ask the OP for that. – edwinksl Jun 24 '16 at 20:06

After trial and error, I find this problem is caused by two files:


Find them by searching in you /usr/lib folder, copy and paste them in the folder with overwrite: .../MATLAB/sys/os/glnxa64, then restart matlab and it will work.

I think my system is compiled by a more advanced compiler than that of matlab, thus this problem happening. Hope it helps.

  • Seems to be a bug. See my answer here – user308164 Dec 19 '16 at 11:46

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