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AR# 35027

Licensing - Does Xilinx licensing support FLEX-ID USB dongles for Linux OS?


Does Xilinx Design Tool licensing support the use of a Flex-ID USB dongle on a Linux OS?


Xilinx does not deliver drivers to support any type of USB dongle for licensing on Linux operation systems.

Although not officially supported, some customers have reported that they are able to install and successfully use Linux FlexID-9 dongle drivers for FLEX licensing.

You can download the latest version from Flexera:


Typically, the FLEX licensing works as long as the dongle is recognized on the system.

Type "lmutil lmhostid -flexid" to get the dongle FLEX ID and to check if the dongle is recognized.

Linked Answer Records

Master Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
42061 Licensing - Can Xilinx design tools and IP licenses be locked to FLEX dongles? Does Xilinx sell dongles? N/A N/A

Associated Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
34945 Licensing - Using a Node-locked License on Multiple Machines N/A N/A
AR# 35027
Date 08/26/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
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