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gabriel pereira
gabriel pereira on 25 May 2020
Commented: Nabir Migadde on 28 Jan 2023
Hello everyone,
I'm on Matlab R2019b, on Windows 10. I have an issue regarding the display of the Addon-Explorer but also with the Simulink Start Page. Indeed, the page is totally blank. However, I can get access to links by clicking on them, even if I don't see what I'm clicking on.
Could you please help me ?
Thank you.

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Angel marchev
Angel marchev on 7 Dec 2022
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS & Matlab R2022b here. There were two problems:
1) Matlab gtk package has to be installed, but matlab uses a specific version and also the module has to be linked
sudo apt-get install libcanberra-gtk* libgconf-2-4
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-2.0/modules/ /usr/lib/
2) for newer linux distros root users are disallowed to run GUIs
xhost si:localuser:root
sudo ./matlab

Maadhav Akula
Maadhav Akula on 28 May 2020
The issue might be related to the hardware OpenGL.
Please try to use a software version of OpenGL to render graphics, instead of the default hardware OpenGL.
In order to check whether you are using hardware or software OpenGL, you can use the following command:
opengl info
The "Software" property is set to false if you are using hardware OpenGL.
In order to switch to software OpenGL, please type the following command in the MATLAB Command Window:
opengl software
You can find more information at the following documentation page:
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gabriel pereira
gabriel pereira on 28 May 2020
First, thank you for your answer and your help. However, it's not working, even with the command.

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Kevin Tumolva
Kevin Tumolva on 14 Jun 2022
This same thing happened to me. I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling matlab but nothing worked. I restarted my laptop and it magically worked after.


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