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Why is my Matlab unable to run Simulink/MATLABWindow?

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aleper
aleper on 13 Mar 2018
Commented: Radek Hlavinka on 28 Sep 2020
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
In sltemplate.ui.StartPage.show
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/libharfbuzz.so.0: undefined symbol: FT_Done_MM_Var
I am running Matlab R2017b on Manjaro Linux.

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bb
bb on 24 Mar 2018
Edited: bb on 24 Mar 2018
Hi,
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 libglib-2.0.so library, located in matlabroot/cefclient/sys/os/glnxa64".
sudo mv matlabroot/cefclient/sys/os/glnxa64/libglib-2.0.so* 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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jjkohli
jjkohli on 29 Mar 2018
excellent. It worked perfectly fine for me using arch linux. Thanks for the assistance
Athanasios Tasoglou
Athanasios Tasoglou on 23 Jan 2019
Windows are working now but in my case the keyboard input stopped working. Can't type anything in the log-in screen. Any clues?
Radek Hlavinka
Radek Hlavinka on 28 Sep 2020
#bb Can I ask how did you derive this solution? Worked for me as well on Arch Linux with Matlab R2020a

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