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Version: 7.5.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.4

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What works

  • installation
  • basic functions
  • 2d and 3d plotting
  • editor
  • product help(sometimes with blank content, a restart can solve that.)
  • wavelet toolbox :)

What does not

  • Can't remember personal folder in path setting, so every time matlab runs, a folder "MATLAB" is created in ~/.
  • drag history into command window may cause java error then history cannot be dragged afterward, and mouse cursor become like dragging, and a small amount of CPU is always being used.


What was not tested

x64 version of matlab. (I have only 32bit matlab by hand.)
everything else not mentioned.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentopenSUSE 11.3 (x86_64)Oct 12 20101.3.4Yes Yes GoldZH 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 16 20091.1.25Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 15 20081.1.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

tricks to display the help contents...

Once i submitted a bug about matlab does not display help contents, but the response is to do regression test. I am not using wine by compiling so I am unable to  provide such information.

But here's a little trick to bring help up.

  • On the tool bar, click Help then click Product Help in the submenu.
  • On the Help window's toolbar,click View,in its submenu, click Page Location then click Cancel Button; Then click View->Page Source then close it; At last click View->Help Navigator to close the Help Navigator then once again to bring it back.
  • Close the Help Window.
  • Restart Matlab

Click Help->Product Help, the content is properly displayed.

NOTE: This always works for me, tested under wine 1.3.6 and 1.3.7. This seems a bit stupid but I hope it is useful.

How to run Simulink or Display Help content or overcome Bug#37381 by overriding msvcr80.dll


If you are trying to run Matlab Simulink in wine1.7, you may find that Matlab will crash with exception(Bug#37381). Since, the bug is notified, it can take sometime to fix it. Till then, u can run Matlab Simulink by overriding msvcr80.dll.

Steps to override: (Assuming you have installed wine1.7.29 or higher, and Matlab)

1. Close Matlab, if opened. Go to winecfg by menu or typing command "winecfg" in terminal. A Dialog box will open.

2. Go to "library" tab. You will see options for "dll overrides".

3. From "New override for library", select msvcr80.dll, and click on "Add". Now, you can see the dll in list. The dll should be mentioned on the list like "msvcr80 (native, built-in)". If all is good then finally click on "OK".

4. You are now good to go. Start Matlab. It should work fine.

I am using Matlab with above mentioned override, Simulink is working fine.

Good Luck. Enjoy!!!

If having doubt about procedure, you can email me : [email protected]. May be we can solve the problem.

How to change startup folder in Matlab??


When using Matlab with wine1.7, it might be possible that you will end up with /home/ or some other folder as your startup folder. Well, I am not sure what is it-- a bug or what. After changing the path in Preference, it sometimes does not open the initial working directory.

However, I have found a way around to this. Now, you can write a "startup.m" (one line script) and save it to (Matlab_ROOT)/toolbox/local/ . This .m file is automatically executed by Matlab whenever it starts.

Inside "startup.m", you need to add a command which is

cd 'C:\(Your Startup folder path)'

like I have written

cd 'C:\Matlab programs\'

  • Please use single inverted comma, if the filepath has space in between.
  • Use Matlab editor to write the command so that you can be sure that the file path is correct (as Matlab editor will show error using color fonts.

Have fun !!!

If having any trouble, please comment...


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