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Warning: Initializing MATLAB Graphics failed.

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Steradiant
Steradiant on 12 Oct 2020
Answered: Jim Svensson on 25 Feb 2021
Hello,
I installed MATLAB 2020b on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Everytime when I start matlab I get the following warning:
Warning: Initializing MATLAB Graphics failed.
This indicates a potentially serious problem in your MATLAB setup, which should be resolved as soon as possible. Error detected was:
MATLAB:badsubscript
Index exceeds the number of array elements (0).
> In hgrc (line 165)
In matlab.graphics.internal.initialize (line 15)
Does anyone have an idea how to fix that?
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tkazik
tkazik on 19 Jan 2021
Unfortunately, this is still not solved with the third update of 2020b. The suggestions by @Hannes Gorges with the corrections by @Bruno Luong seem to work and this issue seems to be related to a setup with multiple monitors (apparently some negative indices by the display layout are creating trouble). So I guess the current suggestion does the job, but is still not 100% correct, given that:
% this returns only the 'layout' of the first monitor (size: 1x4)
screen = get(groot, 'ScreenSize');
% returns the full 'layout' of dual monitor (size: 2x4)
screenPos = get(groot, 'MonitorPositions');
So the proper fix will likely have to use the second cmd.

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Jim Svensson
Jim Svensson on 25 Feb 2021
I have this problem. When can we expect an official fix?

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