Installer hang when installing Matlab R2021b as root on Ubuntu 20.04
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Steph Bredenhann on 24 Sep 2021
My operating system is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I must install Matalb as root, and always have done. This is historic as all specialist programs are installed in /opt.
I have now downloaded MATLAB R2021b and the Installer hang when installing Matlab R2021b as root on Ubuntu 20.04, the command sudo ./install just hangs with a blinking cursor, no Matlab install GUI is displayed.
As first attempted solution I have created a MATLAB/R2021b folder in /opt, that did not help.
I have also tried to install R2021b normally with defaults but although now I progress nicely to the Matlab GUI, but the default location /usr/local/MATLAB/R2021b cannot created/located and then I have to aboard.
I have always had to install MATLAB as root.
Any advice on getting the MATLAB install GUI to display on Ubuntu R2021b will be appreciated.
El'ad Gips on 30 Sep 2021
(run the command : xhost +SI:localuser:root)
worked for me (matlab 21b and ubuntu 20.04)