aka Release 14 Service Pack 2

Note that native versions of Matlab 7.0.4 are sold for Linux, Solaris and Mac OS X. I haven't used this version yet on any platform.

Application Details:

Version: 7.0
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.20.

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Test Results

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What works

Most of the basic functionality: Editing and debuging, Plotting, The demos

I have a dule boot system with matlab installed on windows. I thought copying the whole thing would be quick wasteful. So instead I created an empty matlab directory under wine

>mkdir ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/MATLAB704

and then I created symbolic linkswith the all the directories in /windows/C/Program Files/MATLAB704/

To Matab to work with all the editing abilites you a need the java virtual machine running under wine. The default one that comes with matlb does not work. So to fix that I deleted the .../MATLAB704/sys/ folder and follwed instructions in



What does not

The graphics are a bit iffy... specially 3D. If you run "peaks" nothing shows up. If you run "logo" it shows up Okay.

You need to figure->set(gcf,'renderer','zbuffer') for the graphics to show up as reported in


If you have a lot to windows arround. Sometimes the images get corruppted. This happens you do lots of resises or moves.




What was not tested


and tonnes of other stuff...

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

You will probably see some error messages. ): semi-stub All these errors seem to have little consequence on the Matlab's operation.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentSUSE 10.1 x86_64Sep 12 20060.9.20.N/A Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1316 MATLAB figure scaling too large CLOSED FIXED View
3950 Native/builtin name conflicts: SOUND.DLL, USER.EXE, START.EXE CLOSED FIXED View
5040 unable to install Windows version of matlab v7.0.4 with Wine CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

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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