Xilinx Vivado, XSDK and Petalinux 2016.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

Just a list of a few new steps required to install and run Vivado, XSDK and Petalinux 2016.2 on Ubuntu 64bit 16.04:

  1. In order to run XSDK which can't use default GTK v3 we have to export new environmental variable. I usually add them at the end of my ~/.bashrc:

    export SWT_GTK3=0

  2. Another problem I discovered is when I open the Xilinx License Configuration Manager (XLCM) in Vivado Design Suite 2016.2, the HOST ID Matches column is shown as No. However, the host ID in the license file is correct. Looks like problem lies in new Ubuntu ethernet interface names and changing it back to eth0 fixes the issue. In order to make a change we have to add next settings to grub config in /etc/default/grub".

    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="net.ifnames=0 biosdevname=0"

    Dont forget to update grub:

    sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

    Generating grub configuration file ...
    Warning: Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value when GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is set is no longer supported.
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-31-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-31-generic
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-21-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-21-generic
    Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.elf
    Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
    done

    Make changes to /etc/networking/interfaces and reboot:

    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp

  3. Yet another source of problems - Vivado's settings64.sh: it sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point to Vivado/2016.2/lib/lnx64.o, but because its global it affects all binaries run within the shell where we source settings64.sh. In my case, I noticed problems with starting gedit and failed compilation of U-boot with error "awk: undefined symbol: mpfr_z_sub".
    Anyway, we actually can remove setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH from settings64.sh if your hardware design doesn't include AXI-BFM IP.

    #############################################################
    # Copyright (c) 1986-2016 Xilinx, Inc. All rights reserved. #
    ##############################################################

    export XILINX_VIVADO=/opt/Xilinx/Vivado/2016.2
    if [ -n "${PATH}" ]; then
    export PATH=/opt/Xilinx/Vivado/2016.2/bin:$PATH
    else
    export PATH=/opt/Xilinx/Vivado/2016.2/bin
    fi

    #if [ -n "${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}" ]; then
    # export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/Xilinx/Vivado/2016.2/lib/lnx64.o:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    #else
    # export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/Xilinx/Vivado/2016.2/lib/lnx64.o
    #fi

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