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Modelsim-Intel Starter Edition (20.1) unable to checkout a license error

zhenge
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Hello,

 

My understanding is the "Starter Edition" doesn't need  a license to run.

On a windows 10 system, I am able to run ModelSim 20.1 starter edition by windows shortcut, and "vsim.exe" command in command line "cmd".

But I can't run "vsim" from the "git bash" interface.

I am curious why.

Please comment.

git_bash:/c/intelfpga/20.1/modelsim_ae/win32aloem$ ./vsim
Unable to checkout a license.  Vsim is closing.
** Error: Invalid license environment. Application closing.
Unable to checkout a license. Make sure your license file environment variables are  set correctly and then run 'lmutil lmdiag' to diagnose the problem.
Modelsim - Intel FPGA Edition uses the following environment variables to check the licenses (listed in the order of preference)
1. MGLS_LICENSE_FILE
2. LM_LICENSE_FILE.

 

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RichardTanSY_Intel
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Yes, Modelsim-Intel Starter Edition does not require license.

The line:

git_bash:/c/intelfpga/20.1/modelsim_ae/win32aloem$ ./vsim 

seem to tell me that you might invoke Modelsim-Intel FPGA edition (non-starter).

modelsim_ase usually the path name for starter edition.

 

Best Regard,

Richard Tan

 

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zhenge
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Hi Richard,


It seems you are right, we do have license for the standard edition.

I just don't have a clear clue how come "git bash" can't start "vsim" command, although the $LM_LICENSE_FILE environment variable is set.

I can only imaging, there might be something special about Windows environment, or rules about "git bash".

 

Thanks,

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RichardTanSY_Intel
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Maybe you can try below below command to check the environment variable?

echo $LM_LICENSE_FILE

Btw, do you able to invoke Modelsim-Intel FPGA Starter Edition? 

 

Best Regards,

Richard Tan

 

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RichardTanSY_Intel
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Dropping a note to ask if my last reply was helpful to you?

Do you need any further assistance from my side? 


Best Regards,

Richard Tan


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Best Regards,

Richard Tan


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zhenge
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Hi all,

Thanks for keeping this thread alive. I've figured out. It is my own fault.

The LICENSE_FILE in the bash was not configured correctly.

 

 

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