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I tried to begin a small course with some examples in Verilog Hdl and after spending much time searching for the best Simulator or IDE to practice with some examples , I failed to figure out how to use it on Ubuntu 12.04

So, I have two questions :

  1. How can I use Verilog on Ubuntu 12.04?

  2. What is the best Simulator (or IDE) available for Linux?

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You can download SynpatiCAD's Linux Verilog simulator which is Ubuntu compatible. It includes a command line simulator and a graphical IDE. After you install it, you can run the tool and request a free 6 month license for the simulator.

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Does this post help: verilog and vhdl on linux ubuntu/?

It recommends a combined use of icarus verilog, GHDL and GTKWave

Update: There is also an eclipse based solution: veditor.

Update 2: install icarus verilog with sudo apt-get install verilog (I'm on 12.04, the package is present there, can't say for 12.10), or follow the instructions here to compile from source

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but the Veditor doesn't open i open it with JDK6 and no respond or there is another way to launch it –  amrelghobary Nov 15 '12 at 19:02
    
It is not a standalone product, but an eclipse plugin; install eclipse, then follow the instructions here: sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/veditor/… –  Tom Regner Nov 15 '12 at 19:06
    
ok i want another favor ,, could you update your answer by how to install icarus verilog ,, ican't install it –  amrelghobary Nov 15 '12 at 19:24
    
ghdl give me that error ... Package ghdl is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'ghdl' has no installation candidate –  amrelghobary Nov 16 '12 at 9:33
    
Ah - found mail.gna.org/public/ghdl-discuss/2012-04/msg00017.html; due to build issues ghdl is dropped from debian ATM, and therefor also in ubuntu as of 12.04; you might want to try to compile it yourself (and install it via checkinstall) - but talking/writing you through that is beyond what my time allows –  Tom Regner Nov 16 '12 at 9:53

Try this command in a terminal window:

sudo apt-get install gplcver
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This doesn't answer the question. Please elaborate your answer. What is gplcver? How to use it? –  Eric Carvalho Sep 16 '13 at 10:31

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