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Quartus main window is blank (Linux)

Honored Contributor II

Hi, I attached PNG file of a problem I'm having, I just installed Quartus on my Linux CentOS 7 machine and when I start it, I get just a blank window frame with the title "Quartus Prime Standard Edition". I'm running this on a remote server, using VNC server and Gnome.  



System information: 

CentOs 7.4.1708 

kernel 3.10.0-693.2.2.el7.x86_64 


Anyone see anything like this before? I'm new to Quartus and never encountered anything like this before. 


EDIT: I think Gnome is the problem, tried starting up a new vnc display using kde and it worked. If anyone knows how to get this to work with Gnome, please comment!
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Honored Contributor II



This might related with the dependencies on your CentOs itself. Do you have xmonad package installed? Kindly see below link for further information: 


So, in you CentOS, I assume you can use yum search xmonad to list out related packages and then do a yum install <packages_name> then restart your Quartus tools. More open source command here: 


Best Regards, 

Joseph Cheah 

(This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation)
Honored Contributor II

I have the same issue. 

I work around it with : 

- a second VNC session on a differernt system. 

- connect with an ssh connection to the machine on which I run quartus 

- redirecting the display on the ssh session to the other VNC. 

Both machines are on Centos 6 

2.6.32-642.11.1.el6.x86_64# 1 SMP Fri Nov 18 19:25:05 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Honored Contributor II

I have a blank "License Setup Required" gui. Could you mention the sequence of exact commands to execute to make this work