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Quartus Prime Lite Edition no display (blank screen)


Hi, I installed quartus prime lite edition on ubuntu 18.04 and it seems like installation was successful and quartus runs, but there is no display. If I point to left hand corner of the screen with my mouse and left click, I see what appears like an empty drop down menu. Then I click on where "New.." option would have been I get an empty pop up menu title "New". So I think its a display issue and (maybe) not an installation issue.


I am new to Ubuntu (and linux) have no idea what I am doing. Any help would be much appreciated.


Also, I can only run quartus with the command "sudo ./quartus". "quartus" alone does not work.

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Which version of quartus are you using?


Quartus 18.1 is supported in Ubuntu 18.0. Check the display setting & memory requirements.

if you face same issue try to reinstall the latest quartus version.


First we can check the requirement for Quartus from below link.



Try to update the Ubuntu and download other build essentials.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt install build-essential


To install Quartus using commands like or refer below links

tar -xvf Quartus-xx.xx.tar

chmod +z



To launch the Quartus.

To to the installation directory

example:/intelFPGA_lite/18.1/quartus/bin/ and run




Let me know if this has helped resolve the issue you are facing or if you need any further assistance.





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Hello Anand,


I uninstalled and reinstalled Ubuntu 18.04 and reinstalled Quartus just as you have described. I still got an error and I initially got an error that file " cannot open shared object file" so I downloaded and installed this package and then upon entering command ./quartus (not 'quartus') I am able to run quartus and it looks like it should.


However on the terminal I do get "failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" and some other notifications ... but I guess I don't need to bother about this because quartus appears to be running.

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