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Sombrero
Beginner
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Starting Modelsim from Quartus with RTL Simulation on Ubunutu 18.04

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Good day everyone,

 

I am working on the latest version of Ubuntu OS (18.04) and I would like to simulate my FPGA designs with Modelsim via the RTL Simulation of the Quartus Prime V18.1 Lite Version. As soon as I want to start a design simulation from Quartus I get the following error messages:

 

Error in startup script:

Initialization problem, exiting.

Initialization problem, exiting.

Initialization problem, exiting.

   while executing

"Transcript::action_log "PROPREAD \"$key\" \"$value\"""

   (procedure "VsimProperties::Init" line 59)

   invoked from within

"VsimProperties::Init $MTIKeypath"

   (procedure "PropertiesInit" line 18)

   invoked from within

"PropertiesInit"

   invoked from within

"ncFyP12 -+"

   (file "/mtitcl/vsim/vsim" line 1)

** Fatal: Read failure in vlm process (0,0)

 

I can start both software packages (Quartus, Modelsim) separately from the terminal however starting Modelsim from Quartus doesn't seem to work.

 

Quartus seems to launch to Modelsim simulation software from the /modelsim_ase/linuxaloem/ directory since I get the same errors when I try to start Modelsim via terminal typing ./vsim at that specific directory... launching Modelsim with ./vsim in /modelsim_ase/bin works, however running ./vsim in /modelsim/linuxaloem/ doesn't. I've searched for hours and got all libpng libraries fixed, went through all helpfull tutorials to get both programs to launch properly but this last problem seems to crack me.

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Bosenraum
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I'm not sure if this will solve your problem, but make sure you have the correct location setup in the EDA Tool Options. To change this setting go to Tools > Options, then under 'General' select 'EDA Tool Options' and make sure the path for ModelSim is set to /modelsim_ae/bin instead of /modelsim_ae/linuxaloem.

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Bosenraum
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I'm not sure if this will solve your problem, but make sure you have the correct location setup in the EDA Tool Options. To change this setting go to Tools > Options, then under 'General' select 'EDA Tool Options' and make sure the path for ModelSim is set to /modelsim_ae/bin instead of /modelsim_ae/linuxaloem.

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Sombrero
Beginner
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Thank you for your reply, Bosenraum! I am giong to test your suggestion soon. I will tell you if I was seccussfull.

KennyT_Intel
Moderator
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Still facing the problem?
HMeye6
Beginner
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I have the same problem and Bosenraum's proposed solution did not to the trick for me :(

 

Any other ideas?

KennyT_Intel
Moderator
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This issue had been awhile, I would suggest you open a new thread for it.

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