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Configuring Impact on any version of linux

Started by Ankit September 22, 2007
Hi guys i want to use Xilinx 8.2i or 9.1i or even 7.1i for burning
codes on my FPGA board using the Parallel port on Linux..The linux
which i have are Fedora Core 6,Ubuntu and Open Suse 10.2..I have been
able to install Xilinx on all of them but till now i have not been
able to configure Impact..I have gone through loads of stuff on net
but somehow it has not worked out so it would be really great if 1 of
you could please write down the exact procedure that you did so that
Impact started working on linux..I have tried installing Windriver
many times but most of the times the kernel version of the linux which
i have does not matches with 1 they say it should work with..I have
tried many other things so please do not forward a link which you have
not tried please tell me the method that worked for you...Waiting for
replies..


Regards
Ankit Anand

On Sep 22, 12:02 pm, Ankit <ankitanand1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys i want to use Xilinx 8.2i or 9.1i or even 7.1i for burning > codes on my FPGA board using the Parallel port on Linux..The linux > which i have are Fedora Core 6,Ubuntu and Open Suse 10.2..I have been > able to install Xilinx on all of them but till now i have not been > able to configure Impact..I have gone through loads of stuff on net > but somehow it has not worked out so it would be really great if 1 of > you could please write down the exact procedure that you did so that > Impact started working on linux..I have tried installing Windriver > many times but most of the times the kernel version of the linux which > i have does not matches with 1 they say it should work with..I have > tried many other things so please do not forward a link which you have > not tried please tell me the method that worked for you...Waiting for > replies.. > > Regards > Ankit Anand
This worked for me. See my blog : http://svenand.blogdrive.com/archive/55.html Sven
Ankit,

> I have tried installing Windriver > many times but most of the times the kernel version of the linux which > i have does not matches with 1
Don't mess with the Windriver. It might work, but the effort is not worth it. There is a much better user space driver by Michael Gernoth, which you should use. The below instructions overall worked for me, although I might have had to tweak something on the way: http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~listarch/microblaze-uclinux/archive/2007/03/msg00101.html The Michael Gernoth's driver is supposedly included in the latest ISE. /Mikhail