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Old 04-08-2009, 10:38 AM   #1
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launching an installed application in hardy


i hav installed matlab using an iso file following the leads in one of the threads here.it was successful and a matlab folder was created in home directory.now i dont know how to launch it.any help???is there any place i am overlooking in gui?
 
Old 04-08-2009, 11:01 AM   #2
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Hello,

I don't know what is the name of executable file in matlab, but maybe you should try this:

- Open terminal and type there matlab then press [tab]...

If you will have lucky, system will find any software which name is like matlab*

Or just type:
$matlab &

...if you have lots of lucky :P
 
Old 04-09-2009, 01:08 PM   #3
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yeah i typed matlab in terminal and pressed tab.it showed a matlab and it was only one.but when i tried to execute it,it said command not found.



and for matlab & the output was
[1] 10786
command not found
 
Old 04-09-2009, 05:16 PM   #4
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Well, you'll need to locate the matlab launcher first and then create a link to $HOME/bin.

Last edited by jay73; 04-10-2009 at 07:20 AM.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 06:44 AM   #5
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can u tel me how to find a launcher file..
 
Old 04-10-2009, 07:25 AM   #6
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sorry to say Matlab at least the one I found is a non-free program. Since i do not have the money to buy all the programs to trouble shoot I would go to there linux turtorial and check it out. pluss read the install or read me file that came with it. I you have a open source matlab then tell me the clone name so I can try it out. so cd to the directory were the program is matlab and type it this way ./matlab ./<----- if it come back and says
Quote:
bash: ./: is a directory
or does not run then change it to an executable file then run it. ./matlab
 
Old 04-11-2009, 11:46 AM   #7
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wait.i dont understand.if its a directory how can i change it to an executable file?????wouldnt that generate an error?and i got the source from a friend along with the key.so no readme file.neither is it open source...
 
Old 04-12-2009, 12:42 AM   #8
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I am sorry all theses question can be ansewerd by google or your man files in linux. theses things need to be read and learned please forgive me I do not want to sound rude but this is the sole basics of linux. open a terminal and type man chmod then when you read that. then you can in a gui environment learn to right click the file then left click properties then look at permissions.
 
Old 04-12-2009, 02:23 AM   #9
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I agree. things like changing directories are basic stuff. You really won't have much fun if you cannot figure out how to do it. I can only recommend that you install rutebook and doc-central from System > Admin > Synaptic and direct your browser to http://localhost/dc to read the rutebook manual.
 
  


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