Why do I have "License checkout failed" problem on MATLAB 2017b on Ubuntu 17.10 after I activate MATLAB?

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I have same error every time when I tried to run MATLAB.
License checkout failed.
License Manager Error -8
Make sure the HostID of the license file matches this machine, and that the HostID on the SERVER
line matches the HostID of the license file.
Troubleshoot this issue by visiting:
http://www.mathworks.com/support/lme/R2017b/8
Diagnostic Information:
Feature: MATLAB
License path: /home/niyazi/.matlab/R2017b_licenses/license_niyazi-Satellite-L500_842631_R2017b.lic:/usr/local/MATL
AB/R2017b/licenses/license.dat:/usr/local/MATLAB/R2017b/licenses/license_niyazi-Satellite-L500_842631_R2017b.lic
Licensing error: -8,523.

Answers (3)

AYUSH AGARWAL
AYUSH AGARWAL on 14 Sep 2019

Harish Ramachandran
Harish Ramachandran on 20 Dec 2017
Try accessing MATLAB as root?
sudo su
matlab

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 14 Sep 2019
error -8: corrupt license file, or license server hostid not same as license file https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/100496-why-do-i-receive-license-manager-error-8; or flexnet bug for redundant servers https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/103212-why-am-i-getting-a-license-manager-error-8-when-running-redundant-servers; or bug that affected locale Turkey https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/357580-why-do-i-see-license-manager-error-8-when-launching-matlab-on-linux-when-my-locale-is-set-to-turkey; or attempt to use cracked license

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