If the Xilinx USB/Digilent cable driver was not installed when installing Vivado Design Suite or if the Xilinx USB/Digilent cable driver is disabled, is it possible to reinstall the driver without a full reinstallation of Vivado?
Yes, the driver installers are always supplied with the Vivado installation and are located in <Vivado installation dir>\data\xicom\cable_drivers\In this directory, there are subdirectories for each OS (nt/nt64) or (lin/lin64)
For Windows there is an install_drivers_wrapper batch file which needs to be called with the following arguments:
in 64-bit Windows:
cd <Vivado install path>\data\xicom\cable_drivers\nt64
install_drivers_wrapper.bat <Vivado install path>\data\xicom\cable_drivers\nt64 C<Vivado install path>\install.log <Vivado install path>\
in 32-bit Windows:
cd <Vivado install path>\data\xicom\cable_drivers\nt
install_drivers_wrapper.bat <Vivado install path>\data\xicom\cable_drivers\nt C<Vivado install path>\install.log <Vivado install path>\
For Linux you need to follow the procedure outlined in the readme.txt (<Vivado installation dir>/data/xicom/cable_drivers/lin64/install_script/install_drivers/readme.txt):1) Disconnect all Xilinx USB cables from the host computer.
tar xzvf install_drivers.tar.gzThe extraction creates a directory named install_drivers in the current directory.
cd install_drivers5) Run the script by typing:
./install_drivers6) When the installation is complete, reconnect the cable.
This step grants group and user access to the driver.
However, if you reboot your system, access to the driver will revert back to root-only and you will have to repeat step #7 (you do not have to rerun the installation script).
If the STATUS indicator on the cable illuminates, then the driver installation completed successfully.