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matlab launcher for unity

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http://askubuntu.com – I'm trying to install a Matlab R2011a launcher for Unity in Ubuntu 12.04. I've tried this guide (although I know it's for 11.10 and mentions that even 11.10 is an unsupported OS for Matlab R2011a) but without any satisfactory solution. This is my launcher file, /usr/share/applications/matlab.desktop: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Icon=/usr/share/icons/matlab.png Name=MATLAB R2011a Comment=Start MATLAB - The Language of Technical Computing Exec=matlab -desktop Categories=Development; I open the dash panel and search for "matlab". This launcher is found among appli (HowTos)