Matlab and Ubuntu

After some time of research, here is how it worked for me:

Install normally following the documentation, even if it doesn’t ask for symbolic links. Then go to the installation directory (/usr/local/matlab in my case):

./install_matlab -glnx

Answer ‘y’ to all questions and keep the suggestions (this takes care of the license stuff). In the same directory as the matlab file (e.g. /usr/local/matlab/bin/) create a file (I called it matlab2 — you can call it In this file write

export AWT_TOOLKIT=3DMToolkit

Now in the terminal type (still within /usr/local/matlab/bin/)

chmod 755 matlab2

Finally, start Matlab by doing