Matlab should generally be installed NOT using
Upon upgrading operating system, or if you installed Matlab on a laptop using a docking station, and then run off the docking station, Matlab may complain about a changed host ID.
If Matlab is already installed, but won’t open the desktop due to a licensing error,reactivate Matlab:
$(dirname $(realpath $(which matlab)))/activate_matlab.sh
Get the host ID (MAC address) by:
look for the WiFi
link/ether hexadecimal value.
If connected to the internet via WiFi, you can confirm the correct device by comparing the value for
Install to your home directory and do NOT use
Make a directory for Matlab installs:
Start the Matlab install NOT as root or sudo
Install to directory like “~/matlab/” Activate via Internet and sign in to select the license key.