Installation of Dymola on Linux Ubuntu 64 bit
This page describes how to install Dymola on Linux Ubuntu 64-bit and adjust the colors of the tool tips. The installation was done for Ubuntu 14.04, but most steps should also apply to other versions.
- Installation of Dymola on Linux Ubuntu 64 bit
Installation from rpm files
Dymola for Linux is distributed as a tar file that contains rpm files. To install these files on Ubuntu, replace the first line with the actual Dymola version and run the following commands:
dymola will start your last dymola version and
man dymola should show a man page.
The Dymola 2017 license file looks for a network interface name
but this was renamed to
ens33 in Ubuntu 16.04.
It can be changed back to
eth0 as described
In our case, creating the file below and rebooting worked:
The 64 bit dymola version in
bin64/dymola requires the following packages
to be installed:
as can be tested by running
ldd bin64/dymola | grep "not found".
32 bit support
You may need to install
rpm2cpio to unpack the Dymola rpms, and
g++-multilib to compile models. You can do so by running
If the compilation fails and
dslog.txt contains the line
then try to add the following to the
Dymola 2016 FD01
Dymola 2016 FD01 links to libraries that are provided gcc 4.9, but Ubuntu 14.04 provides gcc 4.8. gcc 4.9 can be installed from the Ubuntu Toolchain test builds (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ToolChain) using
Tool tips color
Dymola has tool tips that appear for example if the cursor is above a port in the schematic editor. If they happen to appear in white fonts on a yellow background, you can change the white fonts to black fonts by typing
Then, change near the top of the file the entry
Save the file and restart Dymola.