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Valued Contributor III
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Modelsim-Altera Starter Edition on Ubuntu

I have installed Quartus 10.1 on an Ubuntu 10.04 system. 

After this I have succesfully installed the Starter Editions of Modelsim-Altera 

I have installed versions 6.6c and 6.6d Service packs 

 

I have been trying to simulate a simple project using modelsim. 

The project is successfully synthesized. However during the simulation phase i get the following error: 

Info: Starting NativeLink simulation with ModelSim-Altera software Sourced NativeLink script /home/chiraag/altera/10.1/quartus/common/tcl/internal/nativelink/modelsim.tcl Error: Can't launch the ModelSim-Altera software -- the path to the location of the executables for the ModelSim-Altera software were not specified or the executables were not found at specified path. Error: You can specify the path in the EDA Tool Options page of the Options dialog box or using the Tcl command set_user_option. Error: NativeLink simulation flow was NOT successful  

 

I believe I have set the correct path on the EDA Tool Options page. I have set this: 

/home/chiraag/altera/10.1/modelsim_ase/linuxaloem  

 

However the error persists. Any suggestions?
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Valued Contributor III
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Are You sure, that modelsim starter edition works on linux?

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Valued Contributor III
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They do have installers for linux on the download page. So I guess it does work on Linux 

 

EDIT: 

I am able to run modelsim by browsing to the directory and then using the ./vsim command. 

So modelsim seems to be installed right. Not sure why it cant pickup the settings from quartus though.
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Valued Contributor III
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ModelSim-Altera Starter Edition is supported on Linux, i use it on Fedora 13 

 

if you want to double check the settings try: 

 

$ cat ~/.altera.quartus/quartus2.ini  

 

look for [EDA_Tool_Paths 10.0]
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Valued Contributor III
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I checked the file. It doesn't have the required paths. 

 

Can you post the relevant section from your file.
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EDA_TOOL_ENABLE_NATIVELINK_FOR_SYNPLIFY_NODE_LOCKED_LICENSE = off EDA_TOOL_PATH_MODELSIM_ALTERA = /path_to_install/altera/10.1/modelsim_ase/linuxaloem

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