This description assumes that version 13.0sp1 is already installed on Lubuntu 18.04. The Quartus 18.1 version is used only by the Master Course.

Download Quartus-lite- from Intel. You can download with

cd cae
wget --user=YOURUSERNAME --ask-password  https://www.hs-augsburg.de/~beckmanf/restricted/Quartus-lite-

Check that you have

Make sure that you install the software at “/opt/altera/18.1”. When you run the installation, you can deselect all FPGA device families, except Cyclone V.

tar -xvf Quartus-lite-

Check that you have

and copy the library to the 18.1 directory

mkdir /opt/altera/18.1/modelsim_ase/lib32
cp ~/cae/freetype-2.8.1/objs/.libs/libfreetype.so* /opt/altera/18.1/modelsim_ase/lib32/

Change /opt/altera/18.1/modelsim_ase/vco file and find the location:

dir=`dirname "$arg0"`

After that line add

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/altera/18.1/modelsim_ase/lib32

and Fix linux rh60 problem in that file.

libstdc++ CXXABI_1.3.9 problem

The following problem

/opt/altera/version/quartus/linux64/libstdc++.so.6: version `CXXABI_1.3.9' not found (required by /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libproxy.so.1)
Failed to load module: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gio/modules/libgiolibproxy.so

is due to different libstdc++ versions which have different ABI versions. If you delete

rm /opt/altera/18.1/quartus/linux64/libstdc++.*

then quartus will find the default libstdc++ in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu.

You can set the PATH variable as in the 13.0sp1 installation in .profile. If you install two versions, then you can append the following to .bashrc

alias v13="ln -rsvfT /opt/altera/13.0sp1 /opt/altera/version"
alias v18="ln -rsvfT /opt/altera/18.1 /opt/altera/version"

You need to open a new bash to make the changes active. Then you can switch between the versions by running v18 or v13.

Students of Hochschule Augsburg can have a license but they need to Create a student account at Mathworks. You must use your hs-augsburg.de email address.

Download Matlab version R2018b from https://de.mathworks.com/downloads/web_downloads/

cd cae
mkdir matlab
mv ../Downloads/matlab_R2018b_glnxa64.zip matlab
cd matlab
unzip matlab_R2018b_glnxa64.zip
sudo mkdir /opt/matlab
sudo chown caeuser:caeuser /opt/matlab

During the installation process you have to login to Mathworks and activate the license. Choose as installation directory:


Select the following matlab toolboxes

  • MATLAB 9.5
  • Simulink 9.2
  • DSP System Toolbox
  • Filter Design HDL Coder
  • Fixed-Point Designer
  • HDL Coder
  • MATLAB Coder
  • Signal Processing Toolbox


  • vcae-lubuntu-18.04.txt
  • Last modified: 2020/03/22 23:20
  • by beckmanf