How to create a MATLAB launcher/shortcut

1. Get an icon:

sudo wget http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Matlab_Logo.png -O /usr/share/icons/matlab.png

2. Create the launcher file /usr/share/applications/matlab.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Icon=/usr/share/icons/matlab.png
Name=MATLAB R2014a
Comment=Start MATLAB - The Language of Technical Computing
#Uncomment the following line and comment the line after to
#force matlab to use the 32 bits architecture
#Exec=matlab -arch=glnx86 -desktop
#please replace the following line with the path where matlab installed Exec=/media/Program/MATLAB_linux/R2014a/bin/matlab -desktop Categories=Development;
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Compile Bundler in Ubuntu 12.04

1. Download the bundler-v0.4-source and install all  the required dependencies.

2. After make, we can see such error,

BundlerApp.h:620:32: error: cannot call constructor ‘SkeletalApp::BundlerApp’

3. The solution is to change “BundlerApp::BundlerApp();” to “BundlerApp();” in line 620 of the file of BundlerApp.h

Then we can make it successfully.

Install CUDA 5.0 in Ubuntu 12.04

1. The order of installing the Nvidia driver and CUDA 5.0 is not important.
2. The CUDA 5.0 requires Nvidia driver 304 or later.
3. Disable Nouveau by adding

blacklist nouveau

in /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf

so that Nvidia driver can be actived.

4. Dependent library should be installed, such as libxmu-dev.

Problem:
After I installed Nvidia driver, tty1-tty6 is not working.
When I push ctrl+alt+F1~F6, only a blinking cursor on the screen.
Current solution:
If I need to use tty1-tty6, I first boot to recovery mode, and then normally strat Ubuntu. From this way, tty1-tty6 can be accessible again.