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Cannot open Qt5 creator after complete installation on Raspberry Pi 3

  • I have my Raspberry Pi 3 running on standard raspbian GNU/Linux 9 stretch. I wish to install Qt5 creator for source code development.

    here are the commands i used to run the installation:

    sudo apt-get install qt5-default
    sudo apt-get install qtcreator

    I can find the Qt Creator apps in my desktop tab programming>Qt Creator. I clicked on it but nothing happen.

    I opened my terminal and type qtcreator to run the apps, it shows the message below:

    This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "xcb"
    in "".
    Available plaform plugins are: eglfs, linuxfb, minimal, minimaleg1, offscreen, vnc, web1, xcb.
    Reinstallting the application may fix this problem.

    I have retried to uninstall everything and reinstall, same error message show up.

    May i know how to fix the problem above?


  • Moderators

    Debian packages are maintained by Debian. It's something they should solve if they support RPi, try raising the issue on some Debian mailing list or bug tracker.

    A standard way of using Qt on RPi is to cross-compile and use Qt Creator on your host machine.

    Judging from error message: try running QtC with different platform plugin, like this:

    qtcreator -platform "eglfs"

  • Lifetime Qt Champion


    You should also start your application with the QT_DEBUG_PLUGINS environment variable set to 1. That will give you information about what is happening.

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