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Installing Quartus Prime Lite 16.1 on Ubuntu 16.04

First, a note about OS choice.  I had originally installed Xilinx and Altera/Intel software on CentOS 7, mainly because Red Hat 7 is a common supported OS for both.  In fact, I still use a CentOS 7 virtual machine in VirtualBox that I can conveniently copy from one machine to another.  For running Linux natively, though, I have had fewer problems with Ubuntu vs. CentOS, especially on laptops.  Xilinx now supports Ubuntu, so I have converted to Ubuntu 16.04 on my NUC and as a dual boot on my Dell laptop.  To get Quartus Prime Lite 16.1 Lite running along with the Modelsim Starter Edition, a few things needed to be done.

The following is a list of additional library installations needed.  I have not completely cleaned this up, so there may be more than is needed, but this should work for Quartus 16.1 and Ubuntu 16.04.  Most of these are needed specifically for Modelsim.
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install libxft2:i386 libxext6:i386 libncurses5:i386sud…

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