qt.qpa.xcb: could not connect to display 172.25.240.1:0



  • Hi, I am on WSL and trying to use paraFoam on the Ubuntu terminal. I'm new to this stuff and would need help.

    With export QT_DEBUG_PLUGINS=1, I have the following result:

    Invalid $PV_PLUGIN_PATH and -plugin-path= not defined
    No supplementary ParaView/OpenFOAM reader modules
    Using builtin reader: paraFoam -vtk
    
    QFactoryLoader::QFactoryLoader() checking directory path "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/styles" ...
    QFactoryLoader::QFactoryLoader() checking directory path "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms" ...
    QFactoryLoader::QFactoryLoader() looking at "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqeglfs.so"
    Found metadata in lib /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqeglfs.so, metadata=
    {
        "IID": "org.qt-project.Qt.QPA.QPlatformIntegrationFactoryInterface.5.3",
        "MetaData": {
            "Keys": [
                "eglfs"
            ]
        },
        "archreq": 0,
        "className": "QEglFSIntegrationPlugin",
        "debug": false,
        "version": 330752
    }
    
    
    Got keys from plugin meta data ("eglfs")
    QFactoryLoader::QFactoryLoader() looking at "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqlinuxfb.so"
    Found metadata in lib /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqlinuxfb.so, metadata=
    {
        "IID": "org.qt-project.Qt.QPA.QPlatformIntegrationFactoryInterface.5.3",
        "MetaData": {
            "Keys": [
                "linuxfb"
            ]
        },
        "archreq": 0,
        "className": "QLinuxFbIntegrationPlugin",
        "debug": false,
        "version": 330752
    }
    
    
    Got keys from plugin meta data ("linuxfb")
    QFactoryLoader::QFactoryLoader() looking at "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqminimal.so"
    Found metadata in lib /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqminimal.so, metadata=
    {
        "IID": "org.qt-project.Qt.QPA.QPlatformIntegrationFactoryInterface.5.3",
        "MetaData": {
            "Keys": [
                "minimal"
            ]
        },
        "archreq": 0,
        "className": "QMinimalIntegrationPlugin",
        "debug": false,
        "version": 330752
    }
    
    
    Got keys from plugin meta data ("minimal")
    QFactoryLoader::QFactoryLoader() looking at "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqminimalegl.so"
    Found metadata in lib /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqminimalegl.so, metadata=
    {
        "IID": "org.qt-project.Qt.QPA.QPlatformIntegrationFactoryInterface.5.3",
        "MetaData": {
            "Keys": [
                "minimalegl"
            ]
        },
        "archreq": 0,
        "className": "QMinimalEglIntegrationPlugin",
        "debug": false,
        "version": 330752
    }
    
    
    Got keys from plugin meta data ("minimalegl")
    QFactoryLoader::QFactoryLoader() looking at "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqoffscreen.so"
    Found metadata in lib /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqoffscreen.so, metadata=
    {
        "IID": "org.qt-project.Qt.QPA.QPlatformIntegrationFactoryInterface.5.3",
        "MetaData": {
            "Keys": [
                "offscreen"
            ]
        },
        "archreq": 0,
        "className": "QOffscreenIntegrationPlugin",
        "debug": false,
        "version": 330752
    }
    
    
    Got keys from plugin meta data ("offscreen")
    QFactoryLoader::QFactoryLoader() looking at "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqvnc.so"
    Found metadata in lib /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqvnc.so, metadata=
    {
        "IID": "org.qt-project.Qt.QPA.QPlatformIntegrationFactoryInterface.5.3",
        "MetaData": {
            "Keys": [
                "vnc"
            ]
        },
        "archreq": 0,
        "className": "QVncIntegrationPlugin",
        "debug": false,
        "version": 330752
    }
    
    
    Got keys from plugin meta data ("vnc")
    QFactoryLoader::QFactoryLoader() looking at "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqxcb.so"
    Found metadata in lib /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqxcb.so, metadata=
    {
        "IID": "org.qt-project.Qt.QPA.QPlatformIntegrationFactoryInterface.5.3",
        "MetaData": {
            "Keys": [
                "xcb"
            ]
        },
        "archreq": 0,
        "className": "QXcbIntegrationPlugin",
        "debug": false,
        "version": 330752
    }
    
    
    Got keys from plugin meta data ("xcb")
    QFactoryLoader::QFactoryLoader() checking directory path "/usr/bin/platforms" ...
    loaded library "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqxcb.so"
    qt.qpa.xcb: could not connect to display 172.25.240.1:0
    qt.qpa.plugin: Could not load the Qt platform plugin "xcb" in "" even though it was found.
    This application failed to start because no Qt platform plugin could be initialized. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.
    
    Available platform plugins are: eglfs, linuxfb, minimal, minimalegl, offscreen, vnc, xcb.
    
    Aborted
    

    I tried to find a solution on the internet but could not solve the problem.
    Thank you very much for your help.



  • @tmj4
    This should not be a Qt/xcb issue. Try to run, say, an xterm, it too should say it can't connect to your X display at 172.25.240.1:0.



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  • @JonB
    Yes exactly, by writing xterm I get: xterm: Xt error: Can't open display: 172.25.240.1:0
    What do you suggest?



  • @tmj4
    I suggest you find out how to correctly address your X display under WSL, about which I know nothing. Nor do I have a clue what "paraFoam on the Ubuntu terminal" might mean or indicate. Is it a remote display for which you need to use that 172.25.240.1 IP address, or is it a local display? Check whatever must have set that up as your X display.



  • @JonB
    It's for a local display.
    Thank you very much for your help I will keep looking.



  • @tmj4
    Last thought ('coz not my area); from a shell:

    export DISPLAY=:0    # or maybe :0.0
    xterm
    

    make any difference?


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