View Full Version : [ubuntu] Need Help Installing Matlab R14

May 20th, 2008, 07:57 AM
I'm a complete noob to linux. I just started reading books on the filesystem concepts I have a week's worth of experience with the terminal.

So, I'm trying to install MatlabR14 on Ubuntu Hardy and I managed to follow enough of the fragmented online advices. I have successfully installed matlab in my /usr/local/src/matlabr14 directory. I even copied the license.dat file to my /usr/local/src/matlabr14/etc directory. I can't seem to run matlab in the terminal. I type matlab in the terminal and tried ./lmstart which causes the following message on the terminal:

Checking license file for local hostname and local hostid . . .

Taking down any existing license manager daemons . . .

No license manager daemons running . . .

Starting license manager . . .

Debug logfile = /var/tmp/lm_TMW.log

Please help because I know that I'm close. I followed the following online steps but I'm stuck in step 6:

1) Create a matlab directory
$sudo mkdir /usr/local/matlab

2) Paste your license information into a license.dat file, and save
$cd /usr/local/matlab/ && sudo gedit license.dat

3) Copy the entire contents of the DVD into your /usr/local/matlab/ folder
$cd /media/cdrom/ && sudo cp * -R /usr/local/matlab/

4) Install matlab ...
$sudo /usr/local/matlab/./install_matlab

5) Answer yes to everything, and check off to install the symbolic link

6) When the installer finishes, you will have to start the license manager

7) Then change the ownership on your matlab directory
$sudo chmod a+rwx -R /usr/local/matlab/

8) Finally, you can launch matlab

May 20th, 2008, 08:14 AM
You could follow the steps mentioned in here to successfully install your MatLab R14.


Hope this could help.

May 20th, 2008, 07:36 PM
thanks for the help iaca! the instructions helped me settle the rest of the installation! cheers