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Registered: ‎04-02-2010

Labtools usb driver with Fedora 12

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I'm hoping to install ISE Labtools (13.1 or later) on a box that is running Fedora12 (32-bit, 2.6.32-26-175 kernel).  I just need to use chipscope.  Using the GUI install no errors are reported if I don't tick the box for driver installation.  Doing a command line driver install of the USB driver gives me compilation errors.

 

Unfortunately updating the OS on the box is not possible.  I know this is not a support OS but am hoping someone has done this successfully anyway.  Any help is appreciated.

 

Regards,

David

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Registered: ‎04-02-2010

Re: Labtools usb driver with Fedora 12

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Thanks for the tip.  I made the mistake of trying to get the windriver driver to work.  Once I realized that the libusb driver was supported I was eventually able to get it up.  I install procedure that worked for me is here:

 

http://www.fpgarelated.com/comp.arch.fpga/thread/100442/can-t-get-the-xilinx-cable-drivers-installed-on-sl6-1-rhel-6-1.php

 

One detail that I initially overlooked was to make the symbolic link called "libusb.so" because my system already had libusb installed.

 

I also needed to set the XIL_IMPACT_USE_LIBUSB=1 environment variable (mentioned at the bottom of the discussing that I linked to).  Counterintuitively, this controls both impact and chipscope analyzer.

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Registered: ‎08-19-2014

Re: Labtools usb driver with Fedora 12

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The ISE tools rely on fxload in Linux.  If you dont have fxload, try downloading it and installing it:

 

http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/18926162/dir/fedora_12/com/fxload-2002_04_11-9.fc12.i686.rpm.html

 

I got Vivado 2013.4 and 2014.2 to program a board in OpenSuSE 11.4 after getting fxload installed and updated, so I think there's hope for you as well.

 

-Jordan

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Re: Labtools usb driver with Fedora 12

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Thanks for the tip.  I made the mistake of trying to get the windriver driver to work.  Once I realized that the libusb driver was supported I was eventually able to get it up.  I install procedure that worked for me is here:

 

http://www.fpgarelated.com/comp.arch.fpga/thread/100442/can-t-get-the-xilinx-cable-drivers-installed-on-sl6-1-rhel-6-1.php

 

One detail that I initially overlooked was to make the symbolic link called "libusb.so" because my system already had libusb installed.

 

I also needed to set the XIL_IMPACT_USE_LIBUSB=1 environment variable (mentioned at the bottom of the discussing that I linked to).  Counterintuitively, this controls both impact and chipscope analyzer.

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