11-06-2014 03:36 PM
I've read much on this topic here and elsewhere in various guises, but I remain confused on some things, not to mention some of what I've read is out of date w.r.t. s/w versions, etc. I've been frustrated ona previous attempt to get things going, but am now starting with a fresh OS installation and hope to resolve compatability issues up front.
So, I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and have downloaded but not yet installed Xilinx LabTools 14.7. I also have the infamous usb-driver-HEAD.tgz but have not yet installed it.
First, my OS is 64-bit. In spite of that, do i need to install the 32-bit version of LabTools to be compatible with the usb-driver? From what I've read, it doesn't sound as thuogh there is a 64-bit version of the driver. Is that true/
Is there a "canonical" list of installation steps to get these things to work together?
11-06-2014 09:57 PM
Ubuntu is an unsupported OS with Xilinx ISE tools.
However, here are few forum links where customers are suceeded in installing the cable drivers on unbuntu OS:
11-16-2014 12:17 AM
I use one Spartan 3A and two Spartan 3AN in three data acquisition systems, since several years and no problems.
I had to upgrade to Fedora 20 kernel 3.17.2-200 because the very large applications using the FPGA's have been improved and upgraded and require this level of Linux software.
I installed ISE 14.7
I cannot complete installation of the drivers part because of incompatibility.
At this stage I need basic help:
I am willing paying for the Jungo driver, just to be able to work!
I downloaded and trivially installed their ONE MONTH FREE TRIAL.
Reinstalling the ISE 14.7 drivers, the failure to compile windrvr disappeared because windrvr6.ko and windrvr-usb.ko were of course readily available.
The installation failed on trying to compile xpc4drvr.
1-Is it correct that since my JTAG cable is USB I just don't need xpc4drvr as long as I accept to have to set up the cable "manually"?
2-If correct, how can I bypass without damage the comilation and installation of xpc4drvr?
3-I of course started and retried WITHOUT using the JUNGO windrvr6, then both sections failed, windrvr and xpc4drvr.
4-There are indeed several "guides" on the Web claiming to solve the problem, all what I found failed the same way at the same place albeit with not always the same error messages.
Thanks in advance for any help. I will send a relevant log upon request.