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AR# 21951

ModelSim Xilinx Edition (MXE) - I forgot to plug in my dongle prior to installing MXE. What can I do to remedy this situation?

Description

Keywords: lic_request.txt

I forgot to plug in my dongle prior to installing MXE. What can I do to remedy this situation?

Solution

The MXE installer expects the dongle to be plugged in when it is writing out the "lic_request.txt" file. If you forget to plug in the dongle, you can use the script provided at:
http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/mti/mxe_url_new.zip

Installation/Use

Extract the archived file as described below.

PC

Use any unzip utility to extract this file.

Usage

This is a Perl script that can be run by using the normal Perl command or by the Xilinx-provided "xilperl" command. To view the usage instructions, enter the following:

xilperl mxe_url_new.pl -h

A typical use-case is as follows:
1. Plug in the dongle.
2. Verify that the dongle can be recognized by using "lmutil lmhostid -flexid".
3. Enter:
xilperl mxe_url_new.pl -d
4. Look for the new "lic_request.txt" file in the MXE installation directory
AR# 21951
Date Created 08/18/2005
Last Updated 10/04/2006
Status Active
Type General Article