Matlab installed fine and when starting first the splash screen comes up and then the matlab window is visible for a few seconds saying "Initiallizing" on the status line at the bottom, but then it crashes.
It crashes the same way even with -nodisplay:
Version 18.104.22.1684 (R2008a)
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'MathWorks::System::SimpleException'
(SIGABRT) (core dumped)
Version R2007a crashes in a similar way, but the message is a little bit different:
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'MathWorks::System::_utException'
The computer is running 32-bit kubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon on an AMD64 BE2400 (dual core). I have googled a lot, but so far I have only found troubles related to Simulink and Java and Compiz (which I am not running). Any ideas on how to solve this problem?