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[[zh-CN:Altera Design Software]]
 
[[zh-CN:Altera Design Software]]
 
This tutorial shows how to install the following softwares form the Altera ''Design Software''
 
This tutorial shows how to install the following softwares form the Altera ''Design Software''
* Quartus II (''Web edition'' and ''Subscription Edition'')
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* Quartus II (''Web edition'')
 
* USB-Blaster Driver
 
* USB-Blaster Driver
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* ModelSim (''starter edition'')
  
 
== Quartus II ==
 
== Quartus II ==
The following procedure shows how to install the '''10.1 sp1''' version of Quartus II
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The following procedure shows how to install the '''10.2 sp2''' version of Quartus II
  
 
=== Installation ===
 
=== Installation ===
Quartus II is downloadable at: https://www.altera.com/download/software/quartus-ii-se
 
Downloading Altera softwares requires registration. Once this is done, proceed with the download. There are three files to get
 
* Quartus II 10.1 base software
 
* Quartus II devices
 
* Quartus II 10.1 service pack 1
 
Make sure you get the GNU/Linux version!
 
  
Once you have downloaded the files, you can proceed with the installation
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Quartus II is downloadable at: https://www.altera.com/download/software/quartus-ii-we
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Downloading Altera softwares requires registration. Once this is done, proceed with the download. Download the file ''12.0sp2_quartus_free_linux.tar.gz''.
  
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Once you have downloaded the file, unzip it. Now you can proceed with the installation
 
  $ cd <Download-folder>
 
  $ cd <Download-folder>
  $ sudo sh ./10.1_quartus_linux.sh
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  $ sudo ./altera_installer/bin/altera_installer_gui --gui
  
Executing this script should open a setup GUI. Just follow the instructions. For the purpose of this tutorial, I assume that you are installing Quartus II in the {{ic|/opt/altera}} folder.   
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Executing this script should open a setup GUI. Just follow the instructions. For the purpose of this tutorial, I assume that you are installing Quartus II in the {{ic|/opt/altera}} folder. Don't forget to select the file for the source of install if you don't want to download again quartus.   
  
After the base software is installed, you should install devices related files and upgrade to the service pack 1.
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Now you need to install manually the 64 bit edition
 
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  $ cd <Download-folder>
  $ sudo sh ./10.1_quartus_devices.sh
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  $ sudo linux_installer/quartus_free_64bit/install
  $ sudo sh ./10.1_quartus_linux.sh
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type your install folder path (/opt/altera)
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choose "n" for not deleting the 32bit install
  
 
=== Libpng12 ===
 
=== Libpng12 ===
Quartus II requires libpng12 to work, which can be found in AUR.
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Quartus II requires libpng12 to work and can be found on aur.
 
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$ wget https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/libpng12/libpng12.tar.gz
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$ tar -xaf libpng12.tar.gz
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$ cd libpng12
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$ makepkg -i PKGBUILD
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Trying to launch the software right now on a 64 bits system won't work. Quartus will complain that libpng12 does not have the right ELF class. This is because Quartus is launched in 32 bits mode by default. We need to add an environment variable to switch to 64 bits mode. Please, refer to the next section regarding this matter.
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=== Integrating Quartus II with the system ===
 
=== Integrating Quartus II with the system ===
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{{hc|/etc/profile.d/quartus.sh
 
{{hc|/etc/profile.d/quartus.sh
 
|2=<nowiki>
 
|2=<nowiki>
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/altera/10.1/quartus/bin
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export PATH=$PATH:/opt/altera/quartus/bin
if [ "`uname -m`" = "x86_64" ]; then
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  export QUARTUS_64BIT=1
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fi
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</nowiki>}}
 
</nowiki>}}
  
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  $ source /etc/profile.d/quartus.sh
 
  $ source /etc/profile.d/quartus.sh
 
  $ quartus
 
  $ quartus
 
If this works, do not forget to logout/login for the change to have effect.
 
  
 
You can add Quartus II to your system application menu by creating a {{ic|quartus.desktop}} file in your {{ic|~/.local/share/applications}} directory
 
You can add Quartus II to your system application menu by creating a {{ic|quartus.desktop}} file in your {{ic|~/.local/share/applications}} directory
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Name=Quartus II
 
Name=Quartus II
 
Comment=Quartus II design software for Altera FPGA's
 
Comment=Quartus II design software for Altera FPGA's
Exec=/opt/altera/10.1/quartus/bin/quartus
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Exec=/opt/altera/quartus/bin/quartus
Icon=/opt/altera/10.1/quartus/adm/quartusii.png
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Icon=/opt/altera/quartus/adm/quartusii.png
 
Terminal=false
 
Terminal=false
 
Type=Application
 
Type=Application
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The USB-Blaster is a cable that allows you to download configuration data from you computer to you FPGA, CPLD or EEPROM configuration device. However Altera only provides support for RedHat Entreprise, SUSE Entreprise and Cent OS and we are required to do a little bit of work to make it work with Archlinux. If you want some more detail about this cable, please refer to http://www.altera.com/literature/ug/ug_usb_blstr.pdf
 
The USB-Blaster is a cable that allows you to download configuration data from you computer to you FPGA, CPLD or EEPROM configuration device. However Altera only provides support for RedHat Entreprise, SUSE Entreprise and Cent OS and we are required to do a little bit of work to make it work with Archlinux. If you want some more detail about this cable, please refer to http://www.altera.com/literature/ug/ug_usb_blstr.pdf
  
The JTAG server of Quartus II is responsible for communications using the USB-Blaster cable. The JTAG server ({{ic|/opt/altera/10.1/quartus/linux/jtagd}} and {{ic|/opt/altera/10.1/quartus/linux64/jtagd}}) is searching for devices in {{ic|/proc/bus/usb/<bus_num>/<dev_num>}} and in the file {{ic|/proc/bus/usb/devices}}. Using Archlinux, these do not exist unless {{ic|usbfs}} is mounted.
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Create a new file :
 
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{{hc|/etc/udev/rules.d/51-usbblaster.rules
We need to add one rule in the {{ic|/etc/fstab}} file:
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{{hc|/etc/fstab
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|<nowiki>
 
|<nowiki>
...
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SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTR{idVendor}=="09fb", ATTR{idProduct}=="6001", MODE="0666", NAME="bus/usb/$env{BUSNUM}/$env{DEVNUM}", RUN+="/bin/chmod 0666 %c"
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0
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...
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</nowiki>}}
 
</nowiki>}}
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Then 'reload' that file using
 
Then 'reload' that file using
  
  $ sudo mount -a
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  $ sudo udevadm control --reload-rules
 
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and now you should have a {{ic|/proc/bus/usb/devices}} file
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$ ls -l /proc/bus/usb/devices
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i-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Feb 10 19:05 /proc/bus/usb/devices
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Now to check that everything is working, plug your FPGA or CPLD board using your USB-Blaster cable and run
 
Now to check that everything is working, plug your FPGA or CPLD board using your USB-Blaster cable and run
  
  $ sudo /opt/altera/10.1/quartus/bin/jtagconfig
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  $ sudo /opt/altera/quartus/bin/jtagconfig
  
 
You should have an output similar to this one
 
You should have an output similar to this one
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   020B30DD  EP2C15/20
 
   020B30DD  EP2C15/20
  
In this example I have a board using a serial EEPROM to retain the FPGA configuration.
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If there seems to be an error message about linux64, create a symlink from linux to linux64 in /opt/altera/quartus
  
There is still one last thing to do: give write access to casual users, not only the root.
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# ln -s linux linux64
We can add a simple {{ic|udev}} rule.
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{{hc|/etc/udev/rules.d/60-usbblaster.rules
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|2=<nowiki>
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ATTR{idVendor}=="09fb", ATTR{idProduct}=="6001", MODE="0666"
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</nowiki>}}
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Let's now make a final check by relaunching {{ic|jtagconfig}} after having reloaded the udev rules.
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==Model Sim==
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===Install===
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ModelSim is downloadable at: https://www.altera.com/download/software/modelsim-starter/12.0
  
$ sudo udevadm control --reload-rules
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You need to download these 3 files :
$ jtagconfig
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* Modelsim v10.0d for Quartus II v12.0 (12.0_modelsim_ase_linux.tar.gz)
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* Service Pack 2 for Modelsim v10.0d (12.0sp2_modelsim_ase_linux.tar.gz)
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* Service Pack 1 for Modelsim v10.0d (12.0sp1_modelsim_ase_linux.tar.gz)
  
==Altera Quartus v11.1==
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Unzip 12.0_modelsim_ase_linux.tar.gz
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$ cd <Download-folder>
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$ sudo ./setup
  
The above does not seem to work successfully for version 11 of Quartus. Whether it is the new version, Gnome 3, or Kernel 3 I do not know.
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Executing this script should open a setup GUI. Just follow the instructions. For the purpose of this tutorial, I assume that you are installing Quartus II in the {{ic|/opt/altera}} folder. Don't forget to select the file for the source of install if you don't want to download again quartus.
  
It can be run in 32-bit with Multilib however.
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Repeat this procedure for the sp1 file then the sp2.
  
Installation works as previously. However enable multilib and install lib32-libpng12 rather than libpng12, and do not set the QUARTUS_64BIT=1 as described above.
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===Compatibility with Archlinux===
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====With the kernel 3.x ====
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Modelsim has a problem with the version 3 of linux kernel. You need to edit the file to make it compatible :
  
Quartus now appears to run fine.
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change
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{{hc|/opt/altera/modelsim_ase/bin/vsim line 204
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|<nowiki>
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*)                vco="linux_rh60" ;;
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</nowiki>}}
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to  
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{{hc|/opt/altera/modelsim_ase/bin/vsim line 204
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|<nowiki>
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*)                vco="linux" ;;
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</nowiki>}}
  
There is no need to modify the jtagd binary with Quartus 11.1, it works fine without any modification.
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====Install libraries====
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Install library ''libxft'' and ''ncurses''.
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$ sudo pacman -S libxft ncurses
  
If your system is 64bit rename the linux64 directory in altera/<ver>/quartus/ to linux64.bak then make a link to the linux folder in the same directory and call it linux64. This should allow JTAG to run.
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For 64 bit edition, install these library from multilib repository
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$ sudo pacman -S lib32-libxft lib32-ncurses (from multilib repo)
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=== Add icon to the system ===
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You can add Modelsim to your system application menu by creating a {{ic|modelsim.desktop}} file in your {{ic|~/.local/share/applications}} directory
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{{hc|~/.local/share/applications/modelsim.desktop
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|2=<nowiki>
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[Desktop Entry]
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Version=1.0
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Name=ModelSim
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Comment=ModelSim simulation software for Altera FPGA's
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Exec=/opt/altera/modelsim_ase/bin/vsim
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Icon=/opt/altera/modelsim_ase/modesim.gif
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Terminal=true
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Type=Application
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Categories=Development
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</nowiki>}}
  
 
==Workarounds for Quartus II==
 
==Workarounds for Quartus II==

Revision as of 10:20, 9 November 2012

This tutorial shows how to install the following softwares form the Altera Design Software

  • Quartus II (Web edition)
  • USB-Blaster Driver
  • ModelSim (starter edition)

Quartus II

The following procedure shows how to install the 10.2 sp2 version of Quartus II

Installation

Quartus II is downloadable at: https://www.altera.com/download/software/quartus-ii-we Downloading Altera softwares requires registration. Once this is done, proceed with the download. Download the file 12.0sp2_quartus_free_linux.tar.gz.

Once you have downloaded the file, unzip it. Now you can proceed with the installation

$ cd <Download-folder>
$ sudo ./altera_installer/bin/altera_installer_gui --gui

Executing this script should open a setup GUI. Just follow the instructions. For the purpose of this tutorial, I assume that you are installing Quartus II in the /opt/altera folder. Don't forget to select the file for the source of install if you don't want to download again quartus.

Now you need to install manually the 64 bit edition

$ cd <Download-folder>
$ sudo linux_installer/quartus_free_64bit/install

type your install folder path (/opt/altera) choose "n" for not deleting the 32bit install

Libpng12

Quartus II requires libpng12 to work and can be found on aur.

Integrating Quartus II with the system

Let's now add the Quartus bin folder to the PATH variable as well as select if we want to run it in 64 bits mode. Create a quartus.sh file in the /etc/profile.d directory

/etc/profile.d/quartus.sh
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/altera/quartus/bin

Other environment variables related to Quartus can be found in the official installation manual http://www.altera.com/literature/manual/quartus_install.pdf

And now you can try launching launching Quartus II

$ source /etc/profile.d/quartus.sh
$ quartus

You can add Quartus II to your system application menu by creating a quartus.desktop file in your ~/.local/share/applications directory

~/.local/share/applications/quartus.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=Quartus II
Comment=Quartus II design software for Altera FPGA's
Exec=/opt/altera/quartus/bin/quartus
Icon=/opt/altera/quartus/adm/quartusii.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Development

USB-Blaster Driver

The USB-Blaster is a cable that allows you to download configuration data from you computer to you FPGA, CPLD or EEPROM configuration device. However Altera only provides support for RedHat Entreprise, SUSE Entreprise and Cent OS and we are required to do a little bit of work to make it work with Archlinux. If you want some more detail about this cable, please refer to http://www.altera.com/literature/ug/ug_usb_blstr.pdf

Create a new file :

/etc/udev/rules.d/51-usbblaster.rules
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTR{idVendor}=="09fb", ATTR{idProduct}=="6001", MODE="0666", NAME="bus/usb/$env{BUSNUM}/$env{DEVNUM}", RUN+="/bin/chmod 0666 %c"

Then 'reload' that file using

$ sudo udevadm control --reload-rules

Now to check that everything is working, plug your FPGA or CPLD board using your USB-Blaster cable and run

$ sudo /opt/altera/quartus/bin/jtagconfig

You should have an output similar to this one

1) USB-Blaster [USB 1-1.1]
  020B30DD   EP2C15/20

If there seems to be an error message about linux64, create a symlink from linux to linux64 in /opt/altera/quartus

# ln -s linux linux64

Model Sim

Install

ModelSim is downloadable at: https://www.altera.com/download/software/modelsim-starter/12.0

You need to download these 3 files :

  • Modelsim v10.0d for Quartus II v12.0 (12.0_modelsim_ase_linux.tar.gz)
  • Service Pack 2 for Modelsim v10.0d (12.0sp2_modelsim_ase_linux.tar.gz)
  • Service Pack 1 for Modelsim v10.0d (12.0sp1_modelsim_ase_linux.tar.gz)

Unzip 12.0_modelsim_ase_linux.tar.gz

$ cd <Download-folder>
$ sudo ./setup

Executing this script should open a setup GUI. Just follow the instructions. For the purpose of this tutorial, I assume that you are installing Quartus II in the /opt/altera folder. Don't forget to select the file for the source of install if you don't want to download again quartus.

Repeat this procedure for the sp1 file then the sp2.

Compatibility with Archlinux

With the kernel 3.x

Modelsim has a problem with the version 3 of linux kernel. You need to edit the file to make it compatible :

change

/opt/altera/modelsim_ase/bin/vsim line 204
 *)                vco="linux_rh60" ;;

to

/opt/altera/modelsim_ase/bin/vsim line 204
 *)                vco="linux" ;;

Install libraries

Install library libxft and ncurses.

$ sudo pacman -S libxft ncurses

For 64 bit edition, install these library from multilib repository

$ sudo pacman -S lib32-libxft lib32-ncurses (from multilib repo)

Add icon to the system

You can add Modelsim to your system application menu by creating a modelsim.desktop file in your ~/.local/share/applications directory

~/.local/share/applications/modelsim.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=ModelSim
Comment=ModelSim simulation software for Altera FPGA's
Exec=/opt/altera/modelsim_ase/bin/vsim
Icon=/opt/altera/modelsim_ase/modesim.gif
Terminal=true
Type=Application
Categories=Development

Workarounds for Quartus II

Qsys can't import custom components

This bug should be fixed in version 11.1 of Quartus II. There is a problem in Quartus II when parsing the /etc/issue file for reading the distribution name (more information on the chinese version of ArchWiki, your preferred online tranlator is your friend here ;-)). The problem can be circumvented by removing the special characters from the file.

  • Create a backup of
 # mv /etc/issue /etc/issue.old
  • execute the following command
 # echo "Arch Linux  \r  (\n) (\l)" > /etc/issue