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[vox-tech] Fwd: Trouble installing Matlab in Debian
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[vox-tech] Fwd: Trouble installing Matlab in Debian

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post :) -- and nice meeting you at the social gathering last night!)


----- Forwarded message from vox-tech-bounces@lists.lugod.org -----

Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 07:26:52 -0700
From: Thomas Johnston <trjohnston@gmail.com>
Subject: Trouble installing Matlab in Debian
To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org

I attended the LUGOD social gathering yesterday evening and
some of the members suggested I pitch my question here.

I converted to Linux (Debian lenny) about 1 week ago and attempted to
install Matlab.  I have an ISO of the Matlab CD on my hard drive.  I
mount the ISO and attempt to install the software by issuing the

sh install

The error that is generated reads:

An error status was returned by the program 'xsetup', the X Window
System version of 'install'. The following messages were written to
standard error:

No protocol specified
Can't open display.

Attempt to fix the problem and try again.  If X is not available or
'xsetup' cannot be made to work then try the terminal version of
'install' using the command:

install* -t or INSTALL* -t

Sorry! Setup aborted ...

yes, the install attempt was done while under root.  I could a
relevant fix via a Google search nor in the archived tech messages on
this mailing list.

Thanks in advance,


"Speak slowly, I am windows user."

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