BeagleBone Black, devices generic linux devices impossible to add?



  • Hi all,

    I installed full toolchain for BeagleBone Black (BBB).

    I'm able to build, send on BBB and run on BBB a qt gui software written in the console ( without the use of qt creator).

    I want to do the same by using Qt creator now.

    I would like to add a Generic linux device kit to automatically deploy on bbb and see in my Mint developpement PC the result off the execution.

    Normally you can add a kit by my button Add in Device section is diable and i can't do it. There s only Local PC option.

    Do I use the good version of QT ( QT Creator 3.0.1 based on qt 5.2.1) ?

    How to enable the button to add it ?

    Thanks alot, i'm little bit stucked now and i really need to continue my project with this nice qt tool.

    Thanks a lot.



  • I succes to add the linux device by instaling the package in my linux mint :

    Name of the package : qt creator-plugin-remotelinux

    I success to set up the deploy, but now, at execution, i have an error:

    connot connect to Xserver.

    1. i would like to add the -X option when qt creator do the ssh connexion but i don't know where...

    2. i try to execute directly with ssh -X terminal connexion and there is a strange error like :

    ./testqt1: undefined symbol: _ZN7QWidget8qwsEventEP8QWSEvent

    If you have any idea , i' really interessted.

    Thank you


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    Looks like you cross-compiled your application with a Qt 4 for Embedded Linux but you have a classic Qt 4 for X11 on your device. Is that so ?

    As for the -X option, I'm not aware of the possibility to add options when Qt Creator does the connection.



  • Hi SGaist,

    Thanks a lot for your fast reply and your welcome.

    Do you know how can i check the version on both side to compare and be sure that all is ok ? ( May be command line ? )

    Concerning my setting, I followed the Method of Derek Molloy perfectly until the end :

    http://exploringbeaglebone.com/chapter11/


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    From the looks of the guide, you have a Qt 4 for Embedded Linux so a version that runs without X. AFAIK, the one you have installed on your BBB is a classic X built Qt.

    One thing you can do is to uninstall the Qt 4 you have on your BBB and copy the cross-compiled Qt 4 install directory at the exact same place on your BBB (you can always remove the unneeded stuff like header files later)



  • Ha ok.

    Cause the first time, i worked without cross compile.

    I installed directly qt creator on the BBB and developed directly on it.

    It was a little bit painful so i decided to cross compile. That mean on my beaglebone there is already a qt creator.

    Just a question:

    1. If i cross compile for BBB, does the BBB need something special to run a qt program like a JRE for Java?

    2. What i don't understand is that making a main.cpp in my Mint console that shows a GUI window, build it and send via sftp to BBB and execute on BBB works fine, the window appear.

    But when i use Qtcreator, i have the error.

    1. i have done another test, create a console project on qt creator and deploy it on BBB, it works.

    Only GUI WITH Qt creator doesn't work :(, the most interested part lol.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    1. It will need the Qt libraries installed
    2. Are you sure you are using the same version of Qt for both ?
    3. QCoreApplication doesn't depend on any GUI stuff so there's nothing there to prevent it from running.


  • yes for sur, there is a mistake somewhere.

    To be clean, i restart form scratch with a new virtual machine and by using qt 5 instead of qt4.

    So sorry to not go until the end of this probleme, I'm focus on cross compil for qt 5 now.

    Thanks every body for your help and see you for futur problem on qt5 :D


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