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Registered: ‎12-13-2016

SDK 2016.3 has broken UI on Linux Mint 18 (screenshot inside)

I've installed the SDK 2016.3 on Linux Mint 18, which is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. But I can hardly use the IDE/SDK, because the UI is broken. Please look at the screenshot: 1) Left side: selected items turn invisible 2) Right side: Control elements do not have any borders. That's still working for buttons like in this example, but checkboxes, radiobuttons etc. are also completely hidden/invisible. 

 

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austin
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https://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/54242.html

Austin Lesea
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Xilinx San Jose
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Well, Linux Mint 18 is "Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS: 64-bit" with Cinnamon Desktop, instead of Unity.

Do you say that's the problem and it will run fine on a "real" Ubuntu?

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austin
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Basically, yes.

 

Supported versions are just that:  supported (we check they work).

 

Anything else is just that:  something different (we have no idea what it does).

Austin Lesea
Principal Engineer
Xilinx San Jose
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I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 now and I cannot even start the SDK. It crashes instantly.

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jluisgt
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The broken UI can be fixed by entering the next directory

$ cd SDK/2016.2/lib/lnx64.o/

 

and using the linux libstdc instead of the one of Vivado, this is:

$ sudo mv libstdc++.so.6 libstdc++.so.6.orig
$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6  libstdc++.so.6

 

If the SDK doesn't run at all you can add the line:

export SWT_GTK3=0

 

to

/opt/Xilinx/SDK/2016.1/.settings64-Software_Development_Kit__SDK_.sh

 

 

Any way, even when it's possible to run the SDK I can't debug using GDB nor TCF, the breakpoints are not working. Any idea from the experts?

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