I’ve tried Matlab 2011b on my macbook air with MacOS X Lion and faced the problem of not starting matlab after installation. Matlab’s icon just blinked once and that’s it.
I’ve found log in console:
com.apple.launchd.peruser ([0x0-0x344344].com.mathworks.matlab Tried to setup shared memory more then once
peruser part made me to think about some problem with permissions. Since I’ve installed macports I cannot create folder in my home folder without “sudo” command. I’ve decided to fix this problem once for all and I hoped that it might help with MatLab problem too.
- chosen my home folder,
- clicked “?(cmd)+i” (folder info) and found out that there is no me (user) having any permissions to my home folder, but there was “macports” user with all permissions (it’s very strange).
- I’ve added “administrators” group via clicking on + at the buttom and gave it “read and write” permissions (I cannot add mine user for some reason I do not know yet)
- And voila! Now I’am able to create anything in my home folder and Matlab have started. 🙂