Altera Quartus II v7.2 SP2 under openSUSE 10.3 (i686)

Did someone here have any luck with using Altera Quartus II v7.2 SP2 under openSUSE Linux 10.3.

It seems to work fine under openSUSE 10.2 and Fedora Core 6.

But when I try to start quartus (the main GUI) under openSUSE 10.3 (i686), it either simply exits after a few seconds or it sometimes just blocks, without any error message and before even showing the spash screen.

Using strace suggests that things go wrong soon after some font-related activity, i.e. soon after the system call

writev(20, [{"-\0\24\0_\0 \1B\0\0\0-adobe-helvetica-bol"..., 92}], 1) = 92

whereas under openSUSE 10.2 it calls instead

write(19, "-\0\24\0x\0 \1B\0\0\0-adobe-helvetica-bol"..., 92) = 92

at the same location, suggestion that there have been some changes in libraries.

Any clues or suggestions?


Markus Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge || CB3 0FD, Great Britain
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Markus Kuhn
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First, I understand that SUSE 10.3 has more issues than Readers Digest, but ignoring that, the above file descriptor difference is unlikely to be the issue. You should look back further in the trace to see which file/pipe/ socket/etc the descriptor correspond to.

You could also copy over from 10.2 the libraries that Quartus and subprograms needs and use LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point it to them.

My solution to this general problem is to run Quartus inside a VMware VM, and bring the VM along as I moved through an assortment of Linux distribution and Mac OS X.

Regards, Tommy

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