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Registered: ‎10-05-2017

impact window disappears in Linux ISE 14.7 when try to initialize chain

Using Impact on linux ISE 14.7 .  IMPACT window opens up fine, but when I try to do a right click and  choose any of the items in the menu, such as Initialize chain or Cable Setup, the window disappears.   Have seen segmentation fault in terminal window on a couple of occasions.

This was working a few weeks ago.

Any ideas?

 

Lee

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Registered: ‎07-16-2019

Re: impact window disappears in Linux ISE 14.7 when try to initialize chain

Hi Lee,

If you are working under a Windows 10 environment, try the following:

1. Connect cable to PC/Laptop.

2. In device manager if cable is detected uninstall and delete driver of cable. 

3. Now after connecting cable, it should show unidentified device.

4. Remove platform USB cable

5. Navigate to "C:\Xilinx\14.7\ISE_DS\common\bin\nt64" for 64-bit installs or "C:\Xilinx\14.7\ISE_DS\common\bin\\nt" on 32-bit installs.(using Command Prompt in administrator mode)

6. Run wdreg -compat -inf %cd%\windrvr6.inf uninstall

7. Run wdreg -compat -inf %cd%\windrvr6.inf install

8. Connect the Xilinx USB cable.

Regards, 
Ebrahim

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Re: impact window disappears in Linux ISE 14.7 when try to initialize chain

Thanks, but not working in windows 10 environment, using RH linux now.  Was working with a Digilent cable before.

 

I was trying on Windows 10 PC earlier, but could never get USB to detect JTAG cable. I'll try what you suggested below using Xilinx USB Platform cable.

Thanks,

Lee

 

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Re: impact window disappears in Linux ISE 14.7 when try to initialize chain

You're welcome! Let me know what happens.

Ebrahim

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Re: impact window disappears in Linux ISE 14.7 when try to initialize chain

For windows 10, i am running ISE under a linux virtual machine.
The directory provided in step 5 above does not exist. Instead, see C:\Xilinx\14.7_VM\ , but there is no ISE_DS directory.
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Re: impact window disappears in Linux ISE 14.7 when try to initialize chain

You may or may not know Xilinx does not officially support using Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 with ISE Design Suite. Have you installed it in this way?

https://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/62380.html

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Re: impact window disappears in Linux ISE 14.7 when try to initialize chain

I've installed it "running a virtual machine" (VirtualBox). I can run the normal synthesis and place & route tools on this windows 10 VM, but can no longer program an FPGA since USB is not being detected for either Digilent or Xlinxl Platform cables.
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Re: impact window disappears in Linux ISE 14.7 when try to initialize chain

Hi,

Scroll all the way down on this page and see if their solution works for you:

https://forums.xilinx.com/t5/FPGA-Configuration/Impact-cannot-find-cable-923-CMOD-S6-VM-based-ISE-14-7-Windows10/td-p/880054

Also you can check out this page on this guide:

https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx14_7/ug1227-spartan6-vm-windows10.pdf#page=22

 

Also you can try reinstalling the cable drovers by following this AR:

https://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/44397.html

 

Ebrahim

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