This article uses x11 graphical forwarding over ssh which was used prior to the implementation of remote desktop apps.
Unless you are specifically learning about x11 forwarding and ssh for a class, it is far easier to use one of the alternative methods such as remote desktop or the Matlab Online at UCSB portal.
To access Matlab from a CSIL box from your own computer follow these steps:
- Open terminal
Enter the following:
CoE_username: is your College of Engineering username
csil: is the name of load balanced solution that should be used for all ssh classroom and lab needs for Computer Science. If you are not part of CS, use linux.engr.ucsb.edu
- Enter your CoE password
- Use Remote Desktop to graphically connect to a computer and completely avoid having to use x11 forwarding
- Go to the UCSB Matlab Online portal at: Matlab Online at UCSB
- Install Matlab: Getting MatLab