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Quartus Prime Lite 21.1 on Ubuntu 21.10 Questa does not start

BertRAMAerts
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My laptop is running Ubuntu 21.10.

I just installed Quartus Prime Lite 21.1 which no longer includes ModelSim Starter Edition but Questa Intel FPGA Starter Edition instead.

According to https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/support/support-resources/download/os-support.h... Ubuntu is not supported to run Questa.

Is this really true?

I created a free license on the Self Service Licensing Center and entered the location of the license file in Quartus Prime Lite Options as well as the path /home/bert/intelFPGA_lite/21.1/questa_fse/bin in General/EDA Tool Options.

When I try to start in Tools/Run Simulation Tool/Gate Level Simulation I get

Info (22036): Successfully launched NativeLink simulation (quartus_sh -t "/home/bert/intelFPGA_lite/21.1/quartus/common/tcl/internal/nativelink/qnativesim.tcl" "Lab05" "Lab05")
Info (22036): For messages from NativeLink execution see the NativeLink log file /home/bert/FPGA/Labs_Companion/Lab05/Lab05_nativelink_simulation.rpt

But nothing happens.

Are there libraries that I should still install in Ubuntu to be able to run Questa?

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BertRAMAerts
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Solved by editing the desktop file:
Edit /home/bert/Desktop/Quartus (Quartus Prime 21.1) Lite Edition.desktop
Exec=env LM_LICENSE_FILE=/home/bert/1-V4I9CH_License.dat /home/bert/intelFPGA_lite/21.1/quartus/bin/quartus --64bit

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BertRAMAerts
New Contributor I
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Solved by editing the desktop file:
Edit /home/bert/Desktop/Quartus (Quartus Prime 21.1) Lite Edition.desktop
Exec=env LM_LICENSE_FILE=/home/bert/1-V4I9CH_License.dat /home/bert/intelFPGA_lite/21.1/quartus/bin/quartus --64bit

CXHernandez
Beginner
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Thanks a lot

I have done exactly as you suggested BUT this is what I get:

Unable to checkout a viewer license necessary for use of the Questa Intel Starter FPGA Edition graphical user interface. Vsim is closing

This is what in my case I have in my ~/Desktop/'Quartus (Quartus Prime 21.1.0) Lite Edition.desktop'

Exec=env LM_LICENSE_File=/home/cesar/bin/intelFPGA_lite/21.1.0/questa_fse/LR-075740_License.dat /home/cesar/bin/intelFPGA_lite/21.1.0/quartus/bin/quartus --64bi

 

BertRAMAerts
New Contributor I
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I am now running Quartus Prime Lite 21.1.1, since July.

The trick still works for me.

Two remarks:

  • is your license file expired? Just request a new license and try again
  • probably copy/paste error but at the end of your line the 't' is missing in --64bit
BoonBengT_Intel
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Hi @BertRAMAerts,

 

Thank you for posting in Intel community forum and hope all is well.
As well as appreciate the effort in sharing the solution for this, with no further clarification on this thread we will no longer monitor this thread.
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