Matlab

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This guide explains how to install and run MathWorks Matlab on Gentoo.

Mounting the installation media

ISO file

root #modprobe loop
root #mkdir -p /mnt/iso
root #mount -o loop matlab.iso /mnt/iso
root #cd /mnt/iso

Optical disk

root #mkdir -p /mnt/cdrom
root #mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
root #cd /mnt/cdrom

Installing

root #./install

Troubleshooting

Blank window while using xmonad/awesome/dwm

Set the WM name to "LG3D"

e.g. xmonad:

FILE ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs
main =
    xmonad $ defaultConfig {
      startupHook = setWMName "LG3D"
    }

External resources