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Registered: ‎11-21-2007

Linux USB JTAG Cable Driver for Impact

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here and elsewhere in various guises, but I remain confused on some things, not to mention some of what I've read is out of date w.r.t. s/w versions, etc.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?







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Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee
Registered: ‎04-16-2012

Hello Ron,


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:




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Registered: ‎12-01-2008

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.



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