When I type Matlab (without sudo) on the command line for the shell, matlab properly opens.
Then, on the left pane in Ubuntu 16.04, I tell Ubuntu to lock Matlab to launcher.

However, when I try to activate it from the launcher, it shows the boot screen, and then closes without any error.

Since it works from shell without permissions, I guess it's not a permission issue.


From https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MATLAB, the matlab-support package "add[s] an entry to the launcher and some other features", therefore installing it may be the most straightforward solution. You can install it by running:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install matlab-support
  • Thanks! I followed the installation process, but the created launcher has the same issue. – Danny Jul 8 '16 at 22:46
  • Do you see any errors? – edwinksl Jul 8 '16 at 23:23

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