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Cadence IC610 licence..where is my mistake?

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Dear All,
Good day.
My Cadence IC610 could not read the licence file. When I wanted to open Virtuoso Schematic editor it says licence fail error as shown in item (1) below.
I have modified my Bashrc (2) & licence.dat (3) file as below.
My 'lmli' command prompt return as shown in (4).
my hostname =

Can somebody advice where my mistake is...
I appreciate your help.
For your information I'm using CentOS5.2

(1) ----------------------------------------CDS.log Window when open Schematic editor L ------------------

*WARNING* obShowTag for tool "text", tag "hiNoHelp" (version "") failed, status 20 = obcServerCantStart
*Warning* No help found for help symbol hiNoHelp
Setting default application for view type "schematic" to "Schematics L"
*WARNING* (icLic-3) Could not get license Virtuoso_Schematic_Editor_L
(deLicense-5) Could not get the license for Schematics. Open aborted.
Setting default application for view type "layout" to "Layout L"
Loading le.cxt
*WARNING* (icLic-3) Could not get license Virtuoso_Layout_Suite_L
(deLicense-5) Could not get the license for Layout. Open aborted.


(2)-------------------------------------- my bashrc file-------------------------------------------------
# .bashrc

# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
. /etc/bashrc

alias lmli='/home/eda/ic610/tools/bin/lmgrd -c /home/eda/ic610/share/license/license.dat'

export OA_HOME=/home/eda/ic610/OA

export CDS_ROOT=/home/eda/ic610

export MMSIM_ROOT=/home/eda/mmsim61

export CDS_LIC_FILE=5280@bagvapp

export LM_LICENSE_FILE=$CDS_ROOT/share/license/license.dat

export CDS_Netlisting_Mode=Analog

export PATH=$MMSIM_ROOT/tools/bin:$MMSIM_ROOT/tools/spectre/bin:$CDS_ROOT/tools/bin:$CDS_ROOT/tools/dfII/bin:$PATH

export MOZILLA_HOME=/usr/bin/netscape

alias cdsbook='$CDS_ROOT/tools/bin/cdsdoc'
# User specific aliases and functions

(3)------------------------- my licence.dat file :/home/eda/ic610/share/license/license.dat-------
SERVER bagvapp ANY 5280
DAEMON cdslmd /home/eda/ic610/tools/bin/cdslmd
FEATURE 100 cdslmd 1000.0000 permanent uncounted 5D66950377524F5A8349 HOSTID=ANY \

(4)--------- When I type 'lmli' in terminal-------------------------------------------------
[bagside@bagvapp ~]$ lmli
[bagside@bagvapp ~]$ license manager: can't initialize: Cannot find license file.
The license files (or license server system network addresses) attempted are
listed below. Use LM_LICENSE_FILE to use a different license file,
or contact your software provider for a license file.
Filename: /usr/local/flexlm/licenses/license.dat
License path: /usr/local/flexlm/licenses/license.dat
FLEXnet Licensing error:-1,359. System Error: 2 "No such file or directory"
For further information, refer to the FLEXnet Licensing End User Guide,
available at "".
19:58:57 (lmgrd) -----------------------------------------------
19:58:57 (lmgrd) Please Note:
19:58:57 (lmgrd)
19:58:57 (lmgrd) This log is intended for debug purposes only.
19:58:57 (lmgrd) In order to capture accurate license
19:58:57 (lmgrd) usage data into an organized repository,
19:58:57 (lmgrd) please enable report logging. Use Macrovision's
19:58:57 (lmgrd) software license administration solution,
19:58:57 (lmgrd) FLEXnet Manager, to readily gain visibility
19:58:57 (lmgrd) into license usage data and to create
19:58:57 (lmgrd) insightful reports on critical information like
19:58:57 (lmgrd) license availability and usage. FLEXnet Manager
19:58:57 (lmgrd) can be fully automated to run these reports on
19:58:57 (lmgrd) schedule and can be used to track license
19:58:57 (lmgrd) servers and usage across a heterogeneous
19:58:57 (lmgrd) network of servers including Windows NT, Linux
19:58:57 (lmgrd) and UNIX. Contact Macrovision at
19:58:57 (lmgrd) for more details on how to
19:58:57 (lmgrd) obtain an evaluation copy of FLEXnet Manager
19:58:57 (lmgrd) for your enterprise.
19:58:57 (lmgrd)
19:58:57 (lmgrd) -----------------------------------------------
19:58:57 (lmgrd)
19:58:57 (lmgrd)
19:58:57 (lmgrd) Using license file "/usr/local/flexlm/licenses/license.dat"

Maybe you need something like this:

SERVER bagvapp ANY 5280
DAEMON cdslmd /home/eda/ic610/tools/bin/cdslmd
FEATURE 100 cdslmd 1000.0000 permanent uncounted ...

Check file permissions and double check the paths, lmgrd is trying to use /usr/local/flexlm/licenses/license.dat so most probably it can't access your license file.

I would advise you to set your environment in a separate file, it makes it easier to maintain and debug problems.
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Slightly different problem for me: lmgrd can find the license (lmstat -a listst all available licenses), but if I try to launch anything from the ciw or to check out a license the reply is that there is no license available. Any idea? Acer machine, Centos 5.5, I5-650 processor. Thanks.

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