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Questa Starter Edition Bad License File Generated

AppleLeaf
Beginner
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I'm having a similar problem to this post.  I generated a license for Questa Starter Edition using the SSLC and set up the LM_LICENSE _FILE environment variable, but Questa will not recognize the license.

 

When I start Questa, I get the following error:

 

C:\WINDOWS\system32>vsim
Unable to checkout a license. Make sure your license file environment variable (e.g., LM_LICENSE_FILE) is set correctly and then run 'lmutil lmdiag' to diagnose the problem.
Unable to checkout a license. Vsim is closing.

 

When I run 'lmutil lmdiag':

 

C:\WINDOWS\system32>lmutil lmdiag
lmutil - Copyright (c) 1989-2019 Flexera. All Rights Reserved.
FlexNet diagnostics on Mon 4/11/2022 17:47

-----------------------------------------------------
License file: C:\licenses\flexlm\LR-077581_License.dat
-----------------------------------------------------

 

My license file:

# Intel Corporation Software and/or Intellectual Property License File
# Issued 09 April 2022
# Upgrade to these products will no longer be available after the Maintenance Expiration
# date unless licenses are renewed.
# Fixed Node License
# Primary Machine <my machine name>
# Primary Machine ID-NIC ID <my NIC>
# Companion ID-N/A
# Companion ID 2-N/A
# Product License Summary:
# Questasim*-Intel® FPGA Starter Edition, 1 Seat(s)
# - Maintenance Expiration of 2023.04
# - License Expires 09-Apr-2023
################################################################################
# FEATURE START
# This is license file for Questasim*-Intel® FPGA Starter Edition
# Number of seat licenses is 1
# License Expires 09-Apr-2023
# FEATURE END
################################################################################
# End of Intel Corporation Software and/or Intellectual Property License File. Issued 04/09/2022

 

My license file is similar to the one shown in the post I linked above. I tried generating a new license file, but the format is the same. What can I do to fix this issue?

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arnef
Novice
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I generated licenses until I got a working one.  Most of them ended up just containing comments, but I ended up with license which actually worked after trying for a while.

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flnew
Beginner
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Hi, I am having the very same issue. The generated license file only contains comments and is missing the actual license. Any news how this can be fixed?

BalenMars
Novice
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same issue here! 

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arnef
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Also having the same issue, have you got an answer yet?

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BalenMars
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Hi, have you managed to find a workaround to this issue? I tried to generate different licenses, but still get a fatal error message. Both direct license selection and environment variable set fail too.   

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arnef
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I generated licenses until I got a working one.  Most of them ended up just containing comments, but I ended up with license which actually worked after trying for a while.

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BalenMars
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Are you saying this is just a block of comments that have been generated?

 

# Intel Corporation Software and/or Intellectual Property License File
# Issued 12 April 2022
# Upgrade to these products will no longer be available after the Maintenance Expiration
# date unless licenses are renewed.
# Fixed Node License
# Primary Machine Name-Balen-PC
# Primary Machine ID-NIC ID ************
# Companion ID-NIC ID ************
# Companion ID 2-N/A
# Product License Summary:
# Questasim*-Intel® FPGA Starter Edition, 1 Seat(s)
# - Maintenance Expiration of 2023.04
# - License Expires 12-Apr-2023
################################################################################
# FEATURE START
# This is license file for Questasim*-Intel® FPGA Starter Edition
# Number of seat licenses is 1
# License Expires 12-Apr-2023
# FEATURE END
################################################################################
# End of Intel Corporation Software and/or Intellectual Property License File. Issued 04/12/2022

 

 

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BalenMars
Novice
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OK, I finally generated a working license! It's either they fixed the bug or the it's still there corrupting the license generation every now and then.

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arnef
Novice
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I have no idea, but you can clearly see the difference in what is supposed to be the license code and what is just comments. Nice to hear you worked it out!

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BalenMars
Novice
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Thanks, it was because of your tip that I managed to get a right license.

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AppleLeaf
Beginner
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I tried generating a new license today and it worked! I guess if you have the same problem try generating a new license.

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