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AR# 39973

Licensing - Why am I getting a pop-up window from the FLEX License Manager?


When I launch an ISE Design Suite GUI (e.g. Project Navigator, EDK, PlanAhead) or run a licensed process, I get a pop-up window with an error message from the FLEX License Manager with a message such as this:

FLEXnet Licensing checkout error: Local checkout filter rejected request. (-73,125:2"")

I click OK on the window and it goes away and the process continues normally. Why am I getting this pop-up?


Xilinx ISE Design Suite applications do not generatelicensing related message in pop-up windows. Any generated license messages should appear in the application's console window or onthe command shell where the application was launched from.

The FlexLM tools used by Xilinx applications will push messages to a pop-up dialog box if the the FLEXLM_DIAGNOSTICS Environment variable is set. Check your environment variables and see ifFLEXLM_DIAGNOSTICS exists. If it does, remove this and you will no longer get license messages in pop-ups.
AR# 39973
Date Created 01/31/2011
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
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