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Software trouble - unclear how to launch Alchitry Labs
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I'm currently looking at software simulation on Linux Mint 18 only... I want to buy some stuff, but things are really tight until January 2022. I was planning to install software on a new machine purchased for the purpose, but as I can't do that yet, I'm playing ultra-careful on the current Linux desktop I have.

Currently, I've downloaded/installed Lattice iCEcube2 and Alchitry Labs, but not enough of that software runs:

iCEcube2 launches, and has help files etc. I followed the tutorial, and it gets as far as the placement stage (with the Blinky example folder), then generates an error, and a red cross. That's not so bad though: At least the basic software runs.

iCEcube2 is supposed to have the much friendlier ModelSim bundled. There are certainly some related files in there, but I can't find an option for either launching it, or checking if it's there.

So I downloaded Alchitry Labs: Tarball, extracted, and... How do I launch/install that?
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(11-12-2021, 10:05 PM)trackside Wrote: I'm currently looking at software simulation on Linux Mint 18 only... I want to buy some stuff, but things are really tight until January 2022. I was planning to install software on a new machine purchased for the purpose, but as I can't do that yet, I'm playing ultra-careful on the current Linux desktop I have.

Currently, I've downloaded/installed Lattice iCEcube2 and Alchitry Labs, but not enough of that software runs:

iCEcube2 launches, and has help files etc. I followed the tutorial, and it gets as far as the placement stage (with the Blinky example folder), then generates an error, and a red cross. That's not so bad though: At least the basic software runs.

iCEcube2 is supposed to have the much friendlier ModelSim bundled. There are certainly some related files in there, but I can't find an option for either launching it, or checking if it's there.

So I downloaded Alchitry Labs: Tarball, extracted, and... How do I launch/install that?

Hello trackside,
I dont have a linux desktop handy right now, but after poking through the tarball's contents, you should be able to run Alchitry Labs via "./alchitry-labs" when in your/dir/alchitry-labs-1.2.5/ after extracting the tarball. You might need to run "chmod +x alchitry-labs" to make it executable, or possibly with sudo. These steps should apply for the loader as well.

Let me know how that goes,
Mark
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There isn't an official installer for Linux but I just place the files in /opt/alchitry-labs

The script named "alchitry-labs" is the one you want to run. You can create a launcher for it, or you should be able to right click it and choose run as a program.
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