[Wine] Problem with FlexLM licensing

Paul Jackson sa212+wine at cyconix.com
Fri Sep 28 11:27:22 CDT 2007

Xavier Bestel wrote:

>> Any ideas? Are there any known problems with running flex-licensed apps?
> I have no idea, but I know for sure that ModelSim has a linux version
> (32 and 64 bits). Why don't you try this instead ?

The simple answer is that the Linux versions cost twice as much (>$20K); 
Mentor views the Linux market as the professional market. However, the 
software's identical. The more complex answer is that I'm actually 
trying to install the free MXE-III version, which is still licensed, and 
there's no Linux equivalent. This is actually the last step in getting 
all the Xilinx development tools onto Linux; the rest of it just runs 
natively now.

I now think the issue is actually that I'm not running a license daemon 
anywhere. When I run the Mentor diagnostics, I think that 'diagnose' 
actually runs up Flex's 'lmgrd'. However, when I try to run modelsim 
itself, I think that it expects a daemon to be running already. That's 
my current theory, anyway. However, I'm not convinced yet that the 
Windows version of this software actually requires any daemons to be 

I've had various attempts at starting lmgrd under wine, but all of them 
have failed. This is going to take some thinking about, but I'd 
certainly appreciate any input from anyone who has done anything similar.

Thanks -


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