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 successfulI believe I have set the correct path on the EDA Tool Options page. I have set this:
/home/chiraag/altera/10.1/modelsim_ase/linuxaloemHowever the error persists. Any suggestions?
They do have installers for linux on the download page. So I guess it does work on LinuxEDIT: 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.
ModelSim-Altera Starter Edition is supported on Linux, i use it on Fedora 13if you want to double check the settings try:
$ cat ~/.altera.quartus/quartus2.inilook for [EDA_Tool_Paths 10.0]
EDA_TOOL_ENABLE_NATIVELINK_FOR_SYNPLIFY_NODE_LOCKED_LICENSE = off
EDA_TOOL_PATH_MODELSIM_ALTERA = /path_to_install/altera/10.1/modelsim_ase/linuxaloem