I've just installed MATLAB R2011a (64bit version) in the latest Ubuntu 11.04 (obviously 64bit as well).
I've followed this http://thameera.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/installing-matlab-2008a-on-ubuntu-10-10/ for the installation part.
Then after running Matlab for the first time with the command:
I right-clicked on the Unity Launcher to add Matlab, but after logging off it disappeared from there.
Then from Ubuntu help I've tried:
1. Get an icon:
2. Get the launcher file:
sudo wget http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Matlab_Logo.png -O /usr/share/icons/matlab.png
The icon remains there after closing Matlab, but I've yet to log-off or restart.
sudo wget 'https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MATLAB?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=matlab-r2011a.desktop' -O /usr/share/applications/matlab.desktop
The problem is that when I click on it, it does nothing!
So to open Matlab I've always to type in terminal:
Did any of you succeed in putting a working icon of Matlab in the brand new Unity Launcher?
Thanks in advance!