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How can I fix this error when using offline documentation in after upgrading to Linux Mint 20?

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Brian Adam
Brian Adam on 22 Jul 2020
Answered: Divya Gaddipati on 12 Aug 2020
After upgrading to Linux Mint 20, I've been having trouble with the help function/documentation in Matlab 2019a. Here's an error that appears in the command window if I try to search "fft" in the help search bar. I have no idea where to start.
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0": java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.mathworks.help.helpui.DocRoot.buildDocPageUrl(DocRoot.java:44)
at com.mathworks.help.helpui.DocPageUrlBuilder.buildDocPageUrl(DocPageUrlBuilder.java:25)
at com.mathworks.help.helpui.DocPageUrlBuilder.buildFileUrl(DocPageUrlBuilder.java:21)
at com.mathworks.mlwidgets.help.LightweightHelpPanel$JsHelpPanelClientRunnable.getUrlToLoad(LightweightHelpPanel.java:212)
at com.mathworks.mlwidgets.help.LightweightHelpPanel$JsHelpPanelClientRunnable.run(LightweightHelpPanel.java:196)
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:311)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(EventQueue.java:758)
at java.awt.EventQueue.access$500(EventQueue.java:97)
at java.awt.EventQueue$3.run(EventQueue.java:709)
at java.awt.EventQueue$3.run(EventQueue.java:703)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.security.ProtectionDomain$JavaSecurityAccessImpl.doIntersectionPrivilege(ProtectionDomain.java:74)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:728)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:205)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:116)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:105)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:101)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:93)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:82)

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