When you’re trying to download Cisco Packet Tracer, you’ll notice it says “Ubuntu 14.04” only. Well it works on 16.04 LTS as well with a little addition.
Here are all the steps to installing Cisco Packet Tracer:
- Download the Ubuntu version of Cisco Packet Tracer
- Extract and run “install” script
- If you run packettracer now it will say “Starting…” but it won’t actually run.
- You need to download this package, libicu52_52.1-3ubuntu0.8_amd64.deb. If you google that you’ll find various mirrors. I found it here: http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/i/icu/libicu52_52.1-3ubuntu0.8_amd64.deb
- Install it via “sudo dpkg -i libicu52_52.1-3ubuntu0.8_amd64.deb”
- Run packettracer from terminal
If you encounter this issue running Wireshark on Kali Linux:
Perform the following:
- Edit /usr/share/wireshark/init.lua with your favourite editor
- Find the line (near the top) which has “disable_lua = false”
- Change it to “disable_lua = true”
- Save and close the editor
- Voila 🙂
If you’re trying to run the FPGA Editor on Ubuntu 16.04.03 then you’ll encounter these errors, and how to fix them.
/opt/Xilinx/14.7/ISE_DS/ISE/bin/lin64/_fpga_editor: error while loading shared libraries: libXm.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Navigate to https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/xenial/amd64/libmotif4/2.3.4-8ubuntu1 and download the .deb file.
sudo dpkg -i libmotif4_2.3.4-8ubuntu1_amd64.deb
During this process it will complain abot not having libmrm4, libuil4, and libxm4 in that order.
Now simply run the following command to fix the unmet dependencies:
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get install libXp
/opt/Xilinx/14.7/ISE_DS/ISE/bin/lin64/_fpga_editor: error while loading shared libraries: libXp.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Navigate to https://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/amd64/libxp6/download and download the .deb file.
sudo dpkg -i libxp6_1.0.2-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install libstdc++5
Wind/U Error (193): X-Resource: DefaultGUIFontSpec (-*-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-14-*) does not fully specify a font set for this locale
sudo apt-get install xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi
reboot your computer
Cannot register service: RPC: Unable to receive; errno = Connection refused
unable to register (registryProg, registryVers, tcp)
Wind/U Error (248): Failed to connect to the registry on server ise-VirtualBox
sudo apt-get install rpcbind portmap
I figured that instead of creating a blog entry of each little Lucid program I make I’ll keep uploading them to Github. They should be fairly easy to understand. I’ll make a blog entry for any complex programs I make that require a little explanation.
You can find them here: https://github.com/coytar/Snippets/tree/master/Lucid/
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions 🙂
Here’s a simple binary counter using the onboard LEDs on the Mojo V3:
Source code: https://github.com/coytar/Snippets/tree/master/Lucid/BinaryCounter
I found an even simpler code:
Source code: https://github.com/coytar/Snippets/tree/master/Lucid/BinaryCounterV2
I wanted to play with FPGAs so I bought a Mojo V3 board (https://embeddedmicro.com/products/mojo-v3). (FYI I got cheaper from another site). To use this board you need the Xilinx ISE software which is available for free. Xilinx provides two methods:
1) Download a pre built VM with the ISE software already installed
2) Download the install files and do it your self.
The obvious choice I thought would be option 1. I download the VM from here (https://www.xilinx.com/support/download/index.html/content/xilinx/en/downloadNav/design-tools/14_7-windows.html).
Here’s my quick review of the VM:
- It uses Oracle Linux 6.4 running Kernel 2.6-32.358 which can’t interface with the Mojo
- Despite my best efforts I couldn’t change enough settings to make it interface with the Mojo V3. Oracle Linux kept loading the Mojo as ttyUSB0 instead of ttyACM0, and I couldn’t change that.
After that experience I decided to build my own VM but this time use Ubuntu as the base system. I used Ubuntu 16.04 and everything worked beautifully!
I have a Dell XPS 9550 laptop with Windows 10, which uses the Dell Wireless 1830 Wifi + Bluetooth card. My bluetooth mouse connected and worked fine. I tried to connect a Plantronics Backbeat 505 bluetooth headphones to the laptop, it would pair but not connect. After much trial & error the solution is this:
- Download and install
- Update the drivers for
And this worked! Hurray!
Update 1: The bluetooth headphones are still working but the audio is a bit choppy. I don’t have a solution for that yet.