No acces to XTAG3 with XTC 15.1.0

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No acces to XTAG3 with XTC 15.1.0

Post by SGapp »

Hey everybody,
I am trying to get the XTC toolchain to work.
I followed the steps in the documentation (https://www.xmos.ai/documentation/XM-01 ... -the-tools) and I am stuck at "Check XTAG access".
Setup:
- Windows 10 Pro, running on Parallels Desktop 16
- XK-AUDIO-216-MC-AB Eval Kits. I have two of them and both show the same behavior.

I connect the XTAG3 programmer to the board and power everything up.
When I run

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xrun -l
This results in

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Available XMOS Devices                                                                                                   
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No Available Devices Found
Runninig the command again results in

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Unexpected loader_to_jtag() failure. The XTAG requires a power-cycle. Error = -1                                                                                                                                                                
Available XMOS Devices                                                                                                  
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No Available Devices Found
Quick edit:
I tried the same procedure with macOS 10.15.7 (Catalina) and after allowing all the unsigned applications to run, the device is shown.

Does anybody have a hint how to proceed here?


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Post by phineastfreakears »

You say you tried the same with Catalina, but was that using "Parallels Desktop"? I believe the tools will access the xtag over USB natively on Mac, linux and windows, but they don't work on an emulator/VM/hypervisor.
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Post by SGapp »

The situation I described in my first post runs the XTC toolchain on Windows 10 in Parallels Desktop. Parallels Desktop runs on Catalina. I had no success with that setup.
Since the documentation explicitely describes XTAG from a VM (https://www.xmos.ai/documentation/XM-01 ... ithin-a-vm), I assumed this could work.

I will stay on macOS for now.
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Post by UlrikVH »

Hi,

I'm also having a problem with accessing the XTAG3 on Windows. This is the error I get:

$ xrun -l
Fatal error: XMOSXTAG3 Windows Service is not running. This is installed by the XMOS xTIMEComposer installer and configured to start automatically. Check it is running.
Available XMOS Devices
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No Available Devices Found

When trying to run the service from the windows services menu, I'm getting error code 1067. If I unplug the XMOS XTAG3 I'm able to run the service. When it plug it back in, the service stops.
In the meantime, I've set up a virtual machine using virtualbox (Debian Linux) and I've managed to connect to the XTAG adapter. It is clear that this problem is related to Windows and not to my XTAG adapter. Are there any suggestions how I can make it work on Windows as well? Are there other people experiencing the same problem? Let me know so I can report this as a bug.

Kind regards,

Ulrik
Last edited by UlrikVH on Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:29 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by aclassifier »

Just for the record, it works on macOS 10.14.6 Mojave (https://www.teigfam.net/oyvind/home/tec ... tag_access) (disclaimer: no ads or gifts etc.)
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