Why is my Matlab unable to run Simulink/MATLABWindow?

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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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bk
bk on 24 Mar 2018
Edited: bk 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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Alessandro Genova
Alessandro Genova on 30 Sep 2022
also, (currently in September 2022) version R2022b does not work on Linux (at least FOR ME), so I installed R2022a and works.

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