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Show Missing GUI Elements in Vivado

Updated: Jan 30



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This post presents a way to show missing GUI elements in Vivado.


Show Missing GUI Elements in Vivado

When I run Vivado v2023.1 in Ubuntu 22.04.01 running on VMWare Workstation VMware® Workstation 17 Pro 17.5.0 build-22583795 with the Virtual Machine Setting Accelerate 3D graphics turned on, some GUI elements are missing in Vivado. Turning off the Accelerate 3D graphics option works around the problem.


Disable Accelerate 3D graphics

Reproduce the Bug

1. Start with a powered-off VM


2. Enable Accelerate 3D graphics

Enable Accelerate 3D graphics

3. Power On the VM


4. Start the license server:

~/tools/lin_flm_v11.17.2.0/lnx64.o/lmgrd -z -c- ~/licenses/ -l ~/license_log/license.log &

5. Start Vivado :

source ~/tools/amd/Vivado/2023.1/settings64.sh
export XILINXD_LICENSE_FILE=2100@fpgadev
vivado

6. Click Run Synthesis and see the pop-up with the missing elements:

Click Run Synthesis, see the bug.

7. Turn off the VM



Reproduce the Bug

1. Disable 3D graphics

Disable Accelerate 3D graphics

2. Power On the VM


3. Start the license server:

~/tools/lin_flm_v11.17.2.0/lnx64.o/lmgrd -z -c- ~/licenses/ -l ~/license_log/license.log &

4. Start Vivado :

source ~/tools/amd/Vivado/2023.1/settings64.sh
export XILINXD_LICENSE_FILE=2100@fpgadev
vivado

5. Click Run Synthesis and see the pop-up with all the elements:

See the missing GUI elements

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