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Why is my Matlab unable to run Simulink/MATLABWindow?

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aleper on 13 Mar 2018
This is my error code when I am trying to start SIMULINK:
Warning: MATLABWindow application failed to launch. Unable to launch the MATLABWindow application
> In sltemplate.ui.StartPage/showWithFallback
Referring to a similar issue that has allready been solved I tried the following:
>> cd(matlabroot)
>> ! bin/glnxa64/MATLABWindow
But I get the following error code, that has not been covered by the previously answered question:
bin/glnxa64/MATLABWindow: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: FT_Done_MM_Var
I am running Matlab R2017b on Manjaro Linux.


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bb on 24 Mar 2018
Edited: bb on 24 Mar 2018
I had the same issue. I am also running Matlab R2017b on Manjaro Linux with kernel 4.15.12-. This seems to solve the problem in my case:
1) Install the libselinux package from AUR
2) exclud libfreetype* files
sudo mv matlabroot/bin/glnxa64/libfreetype* exclude_path
3) run "! matlabroot/bin/glnxa64/MATLABWindow" as in simulink issues. I got the 2 error code with the proposed solution: "Set aside MATLAB’s copy of the library, located in matlabroot/cefclient/sys/os/glnxa64".
sudo mv matlabroot/cefclient/sys/os/glnxa64/* exclude_path
I executed "! matlabroot/bin/glnxa64/MATLABWindow" once more but the matlab terminal showed only errors. I do not recommend that ;). However, I am able to run simulink and run simulations without errors or warnings so far. Until now, everything seems to work fine :).
Best regards


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aleper on 29 Mar 2018
The exclude_path is a path to any folder you like. For example make a new folder named "exclude" in this directory and move the files there, so you can find them in case you need to put them back in place.
jjkohli on 29 Mar 2018
excellent. It worked perfectly fine for me using arch linux. Thanks for the assistance
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