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Altera NIOS cyclone edition development board problem

Started by Jack January 11, 2004
hi. i am going through software dev. tutorial that came with nios dev.
kt for cyclone and whenever i tried to run insight debugger with
byteblaster II, it always said "failed to connect.
here is the command line:

nios-debug lcd_demo1.srec

# [nios-gdb-server] accepting gdb connection
# [nios-gdb-server] connecting to OCI, ocibase 0x00920800
# [nios-gdb-server] ...using byteblaster (altLPT1)
# [nios-gdb-server] mdi error: found 0 devices instead of 1
# [nios-gdb-server] failed to connect

I made sure the jtag cable and serial cable are connected to the right
places.
I also set the parallel port as EPP
Anyone knows what's going on?
dreamguy007@hotmail.com (Jack) wrote in message news:<b7c82826.0401111930.7714227d@posting.google.com>...
> hi. i am going through software dev. tutorial that came with nios dev. > kt for cyclone and whenever i tried to run insight debugger with > byteblaster II, it always said "failed to connect. > here is the command line: > > nios-debug lcd_demo1.srec > > # [nios-gdb-server] accepting gdb connection > # [nios-gdb-server] connecting to OCI, ocibase 0x00920800 > # [nios-gdb-server] ...using byteblaster (altLPT1) > # [nios-gdb-server] mdi error: found 0 devices instead of 1 > # [nios-gdb-server] failed to connect > > I made sure the jtag cable and serial cable are connected to the right > places. > I also set the parallel port as EPP > Anyone knows what's going on?
-- Hi, Looks like you probably don't have the OCI core enabled when you are compiling the NIOS core, the GDB is looking for the core and not finding it hence 'found 0 devices instead of 1'. Go to the 'Debug' tab in the NIOS CPU page of SOPC builder and ensure the OCI Debug box is ticked. Rich.
Jack wrote:

> # [nios-gdb-server] accepting gdb connection > # [nios-gdb-server] connecting to OCI, ocibase 0x00920800 > # [nios-gdb-server] ...using byteblaster (altLPT1) > # [nios-gdb-server] mdi error: found 0 devices instead of 1 > # [nios-gdb-server] failed to connect
Are you using the NIOS 3.0 or the NIOS 3.10 kit? I've seen this happen a lot with the 3.0 kit, a lot less with the 3.10. Altera is a bit vague about the reason though. Best regards, Ben
Hi Ben
Mine is nios v.3.10. that's what it says on the label on the board.

another problem is I got this kit as a prize from altera session info
and they only gave me the guard ID with no dongle.  How can I actually
get the license for quartus ii? do you know? since on the
altera.com/licensing website, it needs NIC ID that was used to buy the
kit. i won the kit, didn't buy it. any clue?

thanks!
> Jack wrote: > > > # [nios-gdb-server] accepting gdb connection > > # [nios-gdb-server] connecting to OCI, ocibase 0x00920800 > > # [nios-gdb-server] ...using byteblaster (altLPT1) > > # [nios-gdb-server] mdi error: found 0 devices instead of 1 > > # [nios-gdb-server] failed to connect > > Are you using the NIOS 3.0 or the NIOS 3.10 kit? I've seen this happen a lot > with the 3.0 kit, a lot less with the 3.10. Altera is a bit vague about the > reason though. > > Best regards, > > > Ben
dreamguy007@hotmail.com (Jack) writes:

> altera.com/licensing website, it needs NIC ID that was used to buy the > kit. i won the kit, didn't buy it. any clue?
It's the NIC ID of your license server host, or the host where you will run the software if you don't have a dedicated license server. Petter -- A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?
Not true :)

You can only select NIC ID's already on file.  I've complained to no avail
about this.

Just call Altera and get your license.  The licensing people are very nice,
they just don't have the ability to change how the web form works.  (or
doesn't work IMO)

Hint:  If your machine moves around and may not be on a lan then request
that they tie it to your hard drive ID.

Ken

"Petter Gustad" <newsmailcomp5@gustad.com> wrote in message
news:m3n08pk45h.fsf@scimul.dolphinics.no...
> dreamguy007@hotmail.com (Jack) writes: > > > altera.com/licensing website, it needs NIC ID that was used to buy the > > kit. i won the kit, didn't buy it. any clue? > > It's the NIC ID of your license server host, or the host where you > will run the software if you don't have a dedicated license server. > > Petter > -- > A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. > Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? > A: Top-posting. > Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?