Guest f_point Posted August 3, 2011 Report Share Posted August 3, 2011 Hello every one, I recently bought a Papilio One board (500K model) and have been toying around with it. This is my second FPGA board and I must say that this one is just great. It has lots of functionality on a rather small board that can fit anywhere, with just exactly what I want it to have. FPGA trainer boards are usually large compared to this one, and tend to have lots of stuff that just gets in the way when it comes to making useful projects. And, on top of it, it's very affordable. This board is working fine on a Windows Virtual Machine, but I'm trying to get it to work directly in Linux. I'm currently running Kubuntu 11.04 together with Mint 10 KDE, both of them are 64-bit, but it seems I can't get it to work in any of them. I downloaded the papilio downloader application from the papilio.cc website, and tried to run the papilio_loader.sh script form the Helper_App subdirectory. After getting the "dialog: command not found" message I figured out that I was missing the dialog command line program, so I installed the dialog package. With that out of the way I tried to run the program again, and was immediately pleased to see the same confirmation screen as in windows Command box, but right after that another error appeared: papilio-prog: error while loading shared libraries: libftdi.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I guessed again that I was missing another package. It wasn't hard to realize that what I needed was the ftdi driver library (libftdi1), so i got it installed. The problem didn't disappear tough, and this is where I'm stuck. I also verified that the required file was actually installed (It's located in /usr/lib64/libftdi.so.1). I'm guessing that the program is a 32-bit application and is unable to use a 64-bit library, but I don't really know what to do in this situation. I don't know if one can install a 32-bit library in a 64-bit Linux OS (have been googling around for that and didn't get anywhere). But even if that is possible, then there's a possibility that a lot of libraries would be required besides the ia32-libs package for complete runtime support. Also, an obvious solution would be to look for a 64-bit version of the program, but so far I've not been able to find something like that on the papilio.cc website. The only thing left is to compile the source to manually generate a 64-bit binary, but since I'm not very good at compiling code (lots of packages and running rather obscure scripts), I would rather search for an alternate solution Maybe anyone here has found a solution yet for this? I would really appreciate it if someone helps me out. Thank you very much in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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