Can't install on Ubuntu 21.04

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Matthew Slatosky
Matthew Slatosky on 31 Aug 2021
When attempting to install on Ubuntu 21.04 I am hitting maybe road blocks.
sudo ./install will run the installer but I can't interact with the installer window if I want to choose anything but a default. This means once I reach the point where I enter the login name I can't enter any text.
.install on it's own auto populates the login name but obviously won't work because I need super user to write the files.
I manually created and activation files using the website but the installer will not allow me to change to file key installation. Clicking the menu item does nothing.
Do I have any other options?

Answers (2)

Kiran Felix Robert
Kiran Felix Robert on 20 Sep 2021
Hi Matthew,
Ubuntu 21.04 is currently not a supported Operating System as of MATLAB R2021a.
Developers are aware of this issue, and may consider addressing this in a future release of MATLAB.
For a list of supported Operating Systems, please see the following documentation page:

Wilhelm Kirchgässner
Wilhelm Kirchgässner on 27 Oct 2021
Edited: Wilhelm Kirchgässner on 27 Oct 2021
Same here. On Ubuntu 21.04 I can only type into textfields by pushing the matlab window into active through ALT+TAB, but as soon as I click on the window, keyboard input seems to be blocked. When you let the window untouched though, you can further maneuver through the text fields by repeatedly pressing TAB.
EDIT:
thanks to Matthew Slatosky, switching to xfce (xorg windowing system) has helped me completing the install, too
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Matthew Slatosky
Matthew Slatosky on 27 Oct 2021
I was able to get it installed by switching xfce to do the install and switching back when it was done.

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