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AR# 64361

Configuration - Cable Driver - The driver of JTAG USB cable cannot be installed in Ubuntu.


Vivado 2014.4 supports Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

How do I install the cable driver in this version of the OS?


The cable driver has been installed in Ubuntu successfully with the following versions:

  • Vivado 2014.4
  • ISE 14.7
  • Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS

For the Digilent cable, please follow the steps in (Xilinx Answer 59128)

Note: This method will work for the Digilent cable but not for the Xilinx USB cable.

For the Xilinx USB Cable, please follow the steps at the link below.

Note: this method has been tested with both Vivado and ISE installed on the Ubuntu OS, it has not been tested with only Vivado installed.

AR# 64361
Date 06/19/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
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