I was trying to add the installed matlab to the menu of Applications under Ubuntu 10.10.
I clicked Gnome-Menu -> Preference -> Main Menu -> Programming -> New Item, where I input the Matlab file …/MatlabR2010b/bin/matlab as the command, and selected the type to be "Application". Then I finished.
But when I click the item in the menu of Applications, the Matlab icon shows up for a few seconds and then nothing else happens.
If I select the type to be "Application in Terminal", then in the last step of adding Matlab to the Applications Menu, after I click the item in the menu of Applications, there will be firstly a terminal window and then the Matlab command window.
So I was wondering how to solve the problem of Matlab not starting when the type has been selected to be "Application"? Also is there a way to eliminate the terminal appearing when the type has been selected to be "Application in Terminal"?