Gediminas Lelešius

Installing Matlab on Debian 12 Bookworm


Follow the tutorial


If the password/email input box doesn't work, try restarting installer and/or opening and closing manual :)
(Patented user experience -- MathWorks)

If the installer doesn't start (./install fails with "Unable to launch the matlabwindow application"):

  • remove* files from matlab<version>/bin/glnxa64 folder (in installer zip)
  • install sudo apt install libfreetype6

if the app crashes on startup with Error starting desktop (NullPointerException at LiveEditorTabManager):

  • remove* files from <MatLab installation dir>/bin/glnxa64 folder
  • install sudo apt install libfreetype6