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jankok
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No Xilinx Design Tools folder in Start menu after installing Vitis on Windows 10

I downloaded Xilinx_Unified_2019.2_1106_2127_Win64.exe and (since I don't have admin permissions) my IT person ran the web installer on my brand new Windows 10 Pro laptop (no previous Xilinx sw installed). Vitis and Vivado appeared to download and install without problems, using the license file shown below. I see lots of stuff under C:/Xilinx/Vitis/2019.2/ and C:/Xilinx/Vivado/2019.2/ . The problem is that I don't see a Xilinx Design Tools folder in my Start menu.

The only other thing that might be notable is that I have Windows 10 Pro version 1909 on my machine, and ug973 lists "Microsoft Windows 10.0 1809 Update; 10.0 1903 Update (64-bit), English/Japanese" under Supported Operating Systems.

C:\Xilinx\.xinstall\Vivado_2019.2\xinstall.log is attached. There's a java.lang.NullPointerException at the end of it.

What do I need to do to complete the installlation?

EDIT: The two most noticeable problems are that the Xilinx Design Tools folder is missing from the Start menu, and that there are no icons for most of the executables under C:\Xilinx\...

If I click on C:\Xilinx\Vitis\2019.2\bin\vitic.vbs or C:\Xilinx\Vivado\2019.2\bin\vivado.bat, they actually run. So I'm thinking that the java.lang.NullPointerException caused the final steps of the installation to not run, which included setting up the Start menu and seting up the .ico files.

Has anyone installed Vitis on a completely fresh machine? This new Vitis distribution might depend on something that was set up by previous Xilinx tools installations.

I'm still looking for suggestions for how to complete this installation.

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ainam.
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Were you able to find a solution for your problem. I am looking at the same problem here.
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jankok
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It still looks like there is a bug in the Vitis installation script. Would be nice if Xilinx would fix it and/or publish a workaround.

Anyway, I created shortcuts:

C:\Users\JKok\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Vitis => C:\Xilinx\Vitis\2019.2\bin\vitis.vbs

C:\Users\JKok\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Vivado 2019.2 => C:\Xilinx\Vivado\2019.2\bin\vivado.bat

and have been able to use Vivado and Vitis without encountering other issues.

Alper
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Registered: ‎03-02-2020

Hi jankok,

I have come across the same issue. I downloaded vivado 2019.2, however nothing I can run has been downloaded. As for your solution, I could not get actually what you have really done to fix the issue. Did you copy and paste files from one directory to another?

Alper

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jankok
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If "nothing I can run has been downloaded" it sounds like your installation failed a lot earlier than mine (which failed near the end, perhaps before the Xilinx tools folder could be created in the Start folder). Check your C:\Xilinx\.xinstall\Vivado_2019.2\xinstall.log and see if it ends earlier than mine. Maybe check that the signature on the install file is correct, uninstall and try to reinstall.

I didn't copy any files, I just created two shortcuts in the start menu pointing to the executable files.

Good luck!

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RichardJJones
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Registered: ‎10-27-2020

Hmm, still not fixed...

I downloaded Xilinx_Unified_2020.1_0602_1208_Win64.exe and ran it.

My PC has Windows 10 Pro, Version 1909

I got no error messages and like the original poster I also have nothing in the Start menu. Clicking on the vivado.bat file does bring up the GUI, I've not yet tested the tools to see if they actually work.

Any clues from Xilinx engineers?

 

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drjohnsmith
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Im fairly certain the xilinx tools assume your an administrator on your machine , certainly whilst they are being installed and configured,

Get your IT to come and sit down and set it up for you ,
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RichardJJones
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I didn't mention I ran the installer "As Administrator".

I can't login from power-up as Administrator and then run the installer as our policy blocks internet access in that scenario. I really didn't want to do an off-line install, I did one years back and the download was huge, I can imagine how big it would be today!

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drjohnsmith
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its only a few G, leave it over night downloading,

or

even better,

ask your IT expert to do it for you

 

OR

 

just get your IT department to install and get it working for you

 

( yes I have had infinate fun over the years with IT .... and the many ways they manage to block productivity , thinking we all run only word and email,..... )

 

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