Instructions from the SoC Control Panel

    All directions are for use in the PC WMware Workstation
  1. Section 2.4

    Download the Bittorrent Client
    Ubuntu Alternative Downloads
    Vmware, select Workstation Player
    Ubuntu-12.0.3, recommended version Ubuntu Alternative Downloads

    After the ISO is downloaded on the computer, follow the detailed directions for using "Easy Install" to load Ubuntu in the VMWare Workstation.

    The remaining VMware Workstation Ubuntu steps must be followed; see the detailed directions on the "Soc Control Panel" guide.

    IMPORTANT! If you click on a link with the Control Panel pdf, you MUST copy and paste that link from the Windows browser into the VMWare Workstation Firefox browser or you will download the incorrect software to the wrong "platform".
    Note: When prompted, do NOT upgrade Ubuntu!

  2. Section 3.1

    command is sudo apt-get install build-essential libgl1-mesa-dev ; the letters after libg are the letter "el" and the number "1"
  3. Section 3.2

    Note: All these steps are performed on the FireFox browser in the Ubuntu VM machine!

    There is a typo in the file name; it should be:

    Hint: try
    cd ~/Downloads

  4. Section 3.3

    Default location for QT Creator is \home\Qt5.2.0\Tools\QtCreator\bin
  5. Section 3.4

    Under "Create a new project", the paragraph beginning "In the New dialog..", there is a typo; choose the "Qt Widgets Application"
  6. Section 4.1

    wget +download/ Access through: Linaro Toolchain Binaries and search for

    Presumes that the bz2 file is placed in your home directory

  7. Section 5.1

    Embedded QT Library for Altera SoC

    NOTE: Due to the location of the desired QT Library for Embedded Linux, you may need to manually navigate to Choose the qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.8.5.tar.gz file.
    Or, from the shell:

  8. Section 5.3

    ./configure -prefix /usr/local/qt-4.8.5-altera-soc -release -shared -nomake examples -nomake tools -nomake docs -make demos -xplatform qws/linux-arm-gnueabihf-g++ -embedded arm -little-endian -no-pch -v
  9. Section 6.3


    Recomendation: Copy the references files to a flash drive using VMWare Workstation Ubuntu. When you are finished, click on the "up arrow" by the device to unmount the flash drive

    See section 8.1 for information on configuring the VMware Player "Shared Folder" feature
    Once enabled, access with:
    cd /mnt/hgfs/shared

    Additionally, you can mount the flash drive using VM Player | Removable Devices

    Then later you can mount the flash drive on the DE1-SoC USB Port to copy onto the microSD drive. Of course, you will need a USB keyboard or the working UART putty connection; Commands are:

    • mkdir /media/USBflash NOTE: This is performed only once!
    • mount /dev/sda1 /media/USBflash
    • cd /media/USBflash
    • ls -l
    • umount /media/USBflash

    If you choose to use "scp", realize that each "portion" of the Windows, VMware Workstation and DE1-SoC will have its own IP4 address, likely with different Class B or Class C addresses/masks to configure.

    Lastly, you can "jump" to the directions for Section 8.1 for configuring the Shared Folders between the Windows file system and the VMware Player Ubuntu file system.

    Page 82 : I did NOT find an existing QT library directory.

    Chapter 7: The Quartus installation was covered here

    Section 7.1: Be sure to use "open project"
    File is DE1_SOC_golden_top.qpf

    Section 7.2: I was not able to complete this [optional] step.

  10. Section 8

    Download SoC Embedded Design Suite

    See the detailed directions for installing and configuring the EDS product

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