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AR# 18612

9.2i iMPACT - Installing Xilinx cable drivers on Linux operating system/kernel version 2.4


Before a design tool can communicate with any Xilinx cable (e.g., Platform Cable USB, Parallel Cable IV, etc.), Xilinx cable drivers must be recompiled for the host system's Linux kernel version and then installed. Otherwise, the cable does not connect and the design tool generates one or more of the following error messages:

"Module windrvr6 is not loaded. Please reinstall the cable drivers. See Answer Record 18612."
"Please update to WinDriver version 8.02 or later. See Answer Record 18612."
"/lib/modules/misc/windrvr6.o: kernel-module version mismatch
/lib/modules/misc/windrvr6.o was compiled for kernel version xxxxxx, while this kernel is version xxxxxx"
"insmod: error inserting lib/modules/misc/windrvr6.o: -1 Invalid module format"


Please Refer to the "USB Cable Installation Guide" (UG344) and the install_drivers.tar.gz archive which can be located at:


AR# 18612
Date Created 09/03/2007
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
Boards & Kits
  • Platform Cable USB
  • Platform Cable USB-II
  • Xilinx Parallel Cable IV