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modelsim starter edition licence linux

laurent53240
Novice
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Hi

I use the quartus lite software on linux Ubuntu.

When I start simulation with modelsim starter edition an error occure:

error: Can't launch ModelSim-Altera Simulation software -- make sure the software is properly installed and the environment variable LM_LICENSE_FILE or MGLS_LICENSE_FILE points to the correct license file.

I try the re-install the Modelsim software, always this error. For me no licence file is not necessary.

in the EDA tools option for the modelsim software i have:

/home/laurent/intelFPGA_lite/20.1/modelsim_ase/linuxaloem

Some one has a solution ?

thank you

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AR_A_Intel
Employee
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Hello

 

Welcome to Intel forum. But before setting up Modelsim, would you kindly help check, whether your machine is supported or not (OS) by referring to link below:

https://www.altera.com/support/support-resources/download/os-support.html             

For ModelSim software, you must set an environment variable the location of license. you need to specify location of the license file using the LM_LICENSE_FILE system variable (click/checkout the Use LM_LICENSE_FILE variable). You need to set your LM_LICENSE_FILE environment variable to point to the license that Intel provide. c:\intel\license.dat or something similar.

Please stop and restart PC after assigning.

 

You can refer to link on how to set environment variable.

https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/how-to-set-intel-license-file-environment-variable

 

You can also refer this following YouTube for license setup. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob9ei5lMgGE  

 

Let me know if this information is helpful.


laurent53240
Novice
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Hi

I use the Modelsim starter edition on Ubuntu 20.04, no licence is required. for me it is a path problem, but I don't know where

regards

laurent53240
Novice
450 Views

Hi

The problem is solves by installing the 32 bits library and with some modifications of modelsim install.

the solution is explain in:

https://vhdlwhiz.com/modelsim-quartus-prime-lite-ubuntu-20-04/

Modelsim run correctly

Thank you

 

AR_A_Intel
Employee
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Hi

 

Based on my understanding, Ubuntu 20.04 version is not an officially support OS for ModelSim starter edition. An unsupported platform means that some things may work, but others not, and we won't put any resources into debugging or diagnosing. We recommended to use the right OS for ModelSim.


axolotl
Beginner
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Doesn't work in supported linux either. 

AR_A_Intel
Employee
444 Views

Sounds good, thanks for sharing and hope everything is working well at your side. This thread will be transitioned to community support. If you have a new question, feel free to open a new thread to get the support from Intel experts. Otherwise, the community users will continue to help you on this thread. Thank you


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