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AR# 22745

ISE - Can I use X Servers/remote desktop servers such as Exceed, VNC, ReflectionX, or XWin32 to run the Xilinx tools?

Description

Can I use X Servers/remote desktop servers such as Exceed, VNC, ReflectionX, or XWin32 to run the Xilinx tools?

Solution


Currently, VNC is the only Xilinx-supported X server/remote desktop server.

Other tools such as ReflectionX or Exceed are not supported and are known to have issues, as specified below.

ReflectionX

Some Xilinx ISE software applications crash when using ReflectionX with a PC X Server.

To work around this issue, replace * with adobe in the following line from C:\Program Files\Attachmate\Reflection\X\fonts\100dpi\fonts.ali (3rd from bottom):

Before

"-*-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-*-100-81-81-*-*-iso8859-1""-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--11-80-100-100-p-56-iso8859-1"


After

"-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-*-100-81-81-*-*-iso8859-1""-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--11-80-100-100-p-56-iso8859-1"


Additionally, adding the following two lines directly underneath this line allows UNIX X Servers to work:
 

"-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-*-100-81-81-*-*-iso8859-1""-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--11-80-100-100-p-56- iso8859-1"
"-linotype-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-*-100-81-81-*-*-iso8859-1""-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--11-80-100-100-p -56-iso8859-1"


For ISE 11.x and ReflectionX 14.1, the following lines are required:
 

"-misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--12-87-100-100-c-0-iso8859-1"rom7
"-misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--18-130-100-100-c-0-iso8859-1"rom10


AR# 22745
Date Created 09/04/2007
Last Updated 01/16/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
Tools
  • ISE Design Suite - 11
  • ISE Design Suite - 12
  • ISE Design Suite - 13
  • ISE Design Suite - 14