Downloaded Webpack ISE, the free Xilinx guy that works with

Tried to install usb drivers. But it failed. I saw a board that said it should work if libusb is installed. We’ll see.

It wasn’t readily apparent to me how to run the thing. The Mojo site helped

You need to source a file.

You have to get a license from the license manager. It did not automatically navigate my browser. Select webpack license and load it in the license manager. It will be emailed to you.

A Series of errors upon trying to plan pins:

/opt/Xilinx/14.7/ISE_DS/ISE/bin/lin64/_pace_old: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

sudo apt-get install libmotif3

/opt/Xilinx/14.7/ISE_DS/ISE//lib/lin64/ version `GLIBCXX_3.4.15’ not found (required by /usr/lib/firefox/

sudo apt-get install libstdc++5

Wind/U Error (193): X-Resource: DefaultGUIFontSpec (--helvetica-medium-r-normal--14-*) does not fully specify a font set for this locale Wind/U Error (248): Failed to connect to the registry on server philip-desktop

Warning!!: XKEYSYMDB environment variable is set to a wrong location

sudo apt-get install xfonts-75dpi xfonts-100dpi

rebooted computer.

Hey! It works after a good 30 seconds. Oh my good this looks like garbage. What is going on here? Some weirdo windows port?

Ok. I have a Spartan 6 AX309 board now and a xilinx platform usb cable. Let’s see if we can program it. I asked the seller for the link to their files. It’s  got datasheets and example code. That’s nice.

The programming software is apparently called impact. That’s helpful. SARCASM

Ok. I left this on my desk for a week and forgot what I did. As I recall the installation process did not appear to be working.

Ok. So I think it might be working.

I had concern about getting some kind of ESN error, but I think I was doing things in the wrong order.

First click boundary scan.

Then find Initialize chain.

Then my chip shows up. Then I added a .bit file configuration.


Why do I do this to myself? My Altera toolchain was working just fine. Oh well. Onwards and upwards.