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Registered: ‎02-10-2020

Alveo U200 XRT set up failure


I recently started doing research that requires the Alveo U200 Data Accelerator card and had to update XRT in order to use it with the new VITIS framework. After installing XRT and the following packages: 

I followed UG1301's guide

currently I am on the document's page 22 I have follow the steps exactly. However during installation after installing:

1. XRT


2. and then installing target platform


3. and the dev platform since I am building on the board:



I noticed I did NOT get the message: 

DSA package installed successfully. Please flash card manually by running below command: sudo /opt/xilinx/xrt/bin/xbmgmt flash --update --shell


When I try and run "xbutil validate" this is the error message I get: (it's this message for any xrt command i try and use via CLI)


ERROR: Mixed versions of XRT and xbutil are not supported.             
Please install matching versions of XRT and xbutil or              
define env variable INTERNAL_BUILD to disable this check



this is what /opt/xilinx/xrt/bin looks like:

mpd  xbmgmt2  xbutil   xclbincat    xclbinutil
msd  xbmgmt          xbsak    xbutil2  xclbinsplit

When I run:


i get a blank line telling me my paths don't exist.


this is already after I ran


start gui 

knowing that vivado does a lot of configuring when you run it. that critically failed and now I no longer have vivado with the message:

CRITICAL WARNING: [Common 17-183] Failed to open handle vivado.jou. Please check access permission of directory '/opt/xilinx/xrt/bin'. You should restart the application from a writable working directory.
CRITICAL WARNING: [Common 17-183] Failed to open handle vivado.log. Please check access permission of directory '/opt/xilinx/xrt/bin'. You should restart the application from a writable working directory.

So now I am also locked out of Vivado, as the gui never loads.

I did run 

source /tools/Xilinx/Vitis/2019.2/


source /opt/xilinx/xrt/

 both of which work and the former even gives me pathing. 


I previously had xrt working on the machine and was able to make and compile with guidance from  however it failed with linking and I was told to update the FPGA platform since that's what it was validated with and that's how I got here. 


Any help is extremely apprecaited. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this!



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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎10-19-2015


Two of the most common install issues: Did you re-run the xrt dependency script and did you run the python checking script? 

They are both located here: you want to run and 

Did you remove XRT from the system before upgrading? $sudo yum remove xrt

After that, try the process again. If it still fails, can you attach a printout of the install log? 




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