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Home / FlexLM FLEXid Dongle Licenses

Cosmic Software FLEXid dongle and hostid Licensing

When using Cosmic Software development tools with a FLEXid hardware dongle you need to install system device drivers in order for the software and hardware to work together properly. This is especially true if multiple dongles are used or another device is attached to a USB or parallel port dongle. The dongle device drivers are generally supplied on Cosmic product CDs located in the "utilities" folder.

Windows PC Platform

New FLEXlm Dongle driver Installation on a Windows PC.

To install Dongle device drivers for the first time on a Windows PC. Download the installer from the table below.

1) Remove all dongles attached to your computer and close all open applications. Please Note: You MUST be logged on as a computer administrator in order to install drivers.

2) Double click on “FLEXidInstaller.exe” to install the latest Macrovision/Globetrotter dongle device drivers. The installation gives you the option to install drivers for different dongle versions.

The version of FLEXid is the first digit of the dongle serial number printed on the side of the dongle itself. If it starts with 6 or 7 then select feature Flexid 6/7 and if the serial number starts with 9 select FlexID 9 and select FlexID 8 for serial numbers starting wih 8 etc. If you have more then one dongle select more then one or all of the features.

3) Reboot

4) Attach the dongle and run lmreg.exe located in your product installation folder. Your dongle serial number should appear in the display if the drivers and dongle are working properly. If it does not appear go to the update dongle drivers section below. This will instruct you to remove any older drivers and reinstall.

To Update Dongle device drivers on a Windows PC.

1) You MUST be logged on as a computer administrator in order to add and remove device drivers.

2) Download the file "dongle_drivers_Windows.zip" which contains "FLEXidInstaller.exe" and "FLEXidCleanUtility.exe" from the table below.

3) Remove all dongles attached to your computer and close all open applications.

4) Double click on “FLEXidCleanUtility.exe” – This will remove all FLEXlm dongle device drivers.

5) Reboot

6) Double click on “FLEXidInstaller.exe” to install the latest Flexera (formerly Macrovision) dongle device drivers. The installation may give you the option to install drivers for different dongle versions.

The version of FLEXid is the first digit of the dongle serial number printed on the side of the dongle itself. If you have more then one dongle version then select more then one or all of the features.

7) Reboot

8) Attach the dongle and run the lmreg utility located in your product installation folder. Your dongle serial number should appear in the display if the drivers and dongle are working properly.

Linux Platforms

Locate the instructions below specific to your Linux platform. You must be superuser (root) in order to install these components.

RED HAT LINUX, VERSION 7
1. Locate the file, HDD_Linux.tar.gz, in the platform folder of your FLEXnet Licensing toolkit installation.

2. Using the gzip and then tar utilities, access the file’s contents.

3. Follow the instructions detailed in the file, INSTALL, to install both the kernel-mode driver,
aksparlnx.o, and the daemon, aksusbd.

RED HAT LINUX, VERSION 8, 9, AND ENTERPRISE 3
1. Locate the file, aksusbd-redhat-1.5-1.i386.rpm, in the platform folder of your FLEXnet Licensing toolkit installation.

2. Use the package manager utility, rpm, to install the driver:
rpm -i aksusbd-redhat-1.5-1.i386.rpm

SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE SERVER 8.1
1. Locate the file, aksusbd-suse-1.7-2.i386.rpm, in the platform folder of your FLEXnet Licensing toolkit installation.

2. As super-user, use the package manager utility, rpm, to install the driver:
rpm -i aksusbd-suse-1.7-2.i386.rpm

Installer: The following table lists those operating systems for which FLEXid dongle support exists along with a link to the appropriate installer. Download all installers appropriate to your implementation. Each installer contains all FLEXid dongle drivers supported by the particular platform.

 

Operating System

Installer Name

Flexera USB device drivers for Microsoft® Windows® Version 7 (32-bit and 64-bit*), Win XP and 2000
Also includes LPT support for Win 2000 and XP
Red Hat® Linux Version 7, 32-bit only
Red Hat® Linux Version 8, 9, and Enterprise 3,
32-bit only
SuSE® Linux Enterprise Server 8.1, 32-bit only

* Windows 7 - 64-bit support requires Cosmic software compiler, debugger and license file update for fixed licenses and Cosmic daemon update for floating licenses. Please contact Cosmic technical support for more information.

Hostid registration is not required when using FLEXid dongles or floating licenses. See the General License Info page and FLEXlm End User's Guide for more information.

Please contact your local Cosmic support office should you have any questions or problems.

 

 

 


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FLEXlm and FlexNet Publisher are registered trademark of Flexera Software Inc.
All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

 

 

Last Updated   26-Jan-2012

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