Search

Language:  
Search for:

Available article translations:

Parallels Desktop cannot be started when MATLAB is installed on Mac

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 4 for Mac

Symptoms

Parallels Desktop cannot be started, if MATLAB is installed on the computer.

Cause

After MATLAB installation system environment variable DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH points to MATLAB folder, so Mac OS X forces Parallels Desktop (and some other applications) to use libraries from MATLAB directory, that does not fit.

Resolution

You need to manually remove the following strings from ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist file:

<dict>
       <key>DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH</key>
       <string>/Applications/MATLAB/bin/maci</string>
</dict>

You need to open environment.plist file from Terminal application. Start Terminal from /Appplications/Utilities/ and type:

$ cd .MacOSX/

press Return. Then type:

$ open environment.plist

and press Return. The file environment.plist will open in TextEdit.

Please note that you can open environment.plist using Property List Editor, if Developer Tools are installed on your Mac.



279e509e1fbdf7d3ff4adbfcc21d2666 1e5db16426987d561060acdf56d947b4 33c4522b6fa9ca8e050f19b889fb58f1

FEEDBACK
Was this article helpful?
Tell us how we may improve it.
Yes No