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'Cable is not powered on' error (ZedBoard + Zynq Workshop tutorial)

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natew
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'Cable is not powered on' error (ZedBoard + Zynq Workshop tutorial)

I am attempting to follow the first exercise in the 'Zynq Workshop for Beginners' tutorial to run through the workflow using Vivado and the Xilinx SDK for ZedBoard development. I am able to bring the hardware into the Xilinx SDK, create a BSP, and build a 'Hello World' project. However, when I attempt to run the project on the hardware, I get the following error message:

Connection to Board Failed

Unknown Error Occured
​Cable is not powered on
 
I'm using an Ubuntu host with version 2017.2 of Vivado and the Xilinx SDK, connected to the ZedBoard via two ordinary USB cables (UART and PROG ports). The terminal SDK is able to open a serial connection to the UART. I've checked my jumper configurations and they match the instructions in the PDF. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here.
For what it's worth, I have an alternative workflow with PetaLinux and that works fine, but that only uses the UART and SD card.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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JFoster
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Hello Natew,

Hello Natew,

That seems strange. I have a few questions for you.

1. Can you try your design on a windows OS? If so do you recieve the same results

2.You have your JTAG connection through the Micro B USB connector J17 correct?

3. You have all your boot mode jumpers set between Sig and GND correct?

4. What Vivado/SDK Tool set are you using?

--Josh

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natew
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Hi Josh. Thanks for the

Hi Josh. Thanks for the response.

  1. I may be able to try a Windows machine later, but for now I am working with Ubuntu Linux.
  2. Correct. I have one micro USB cable connected to the JTAG (PROG / J17) port, and another connected to the UART / J14) port.
  3. I have set the boot mode jumpers according to the guide. I have also tried alternative configurations.
  4. I am using Vivado HLx 2017.2 WebPACK and Editions, and the associated SDK (I used the same installer for both).
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JFoster
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Hello Nate,

Hello Nate,

I do not see any issue with your setup. Maybe try a differet cable for the micoUSB JTAG connection?

My one other concern is your facing an issue with permissions on your Ubuntu setup. If you could try and recreate your issue on a Windows setup it would provide a much better picture for me.

Thanks,

Josh