See also the list of Known Issues.

General Issues

I have problems deploying/launching the application in Qt Creator

Check that the device is properly connected to the development host via USB or Ethernet (depending on the device). See Connectivity Issues.

If using the emulator, see Installing VirtualBox.

I have problems deploying/launching a Qt or Qt Quick example application

Because of a technical peculiarity in qmake, it is not possible to get correct deployment setup for any application that is placed inside a Qt source code tree.

The workaround is to copy the example sources to a location outside the Qt source tree, and open this copy of the example application instead.

I have problems launching or running applications on hardware after updating the SDK

Remember to repeat the process of updating also your device with the latest version of Boot to Qt. See Installing Boot to Qt on Target Devices.

Booting BD-SL-i.MX6 stops with '6x_bootscript not found' error

Check the U-Boot version number. It should start with either 2012 or 2013. If it is 2009.xx, an upgrade of the bootloader is required. For more information, see:

How do I get HDMI output working properly on BeagleBone Black?

Depending on the HDMI monitor, the cable, and the build variant of the BeagleBone Black device, it may not be able to drive an HDMI display in a stable way; the image may disappear or stutter. These issues are not caused by the Boot to Qt stack.

More details and possible solutions can be found here.

Something crashed!

The following command shows the system log:

<INSTALL_DIR>/Tools/b2qt/adb logcat

Note: When terminating an application from Qt Creator, you may see the message Terminating application. Error running process: Process crashed. This is normal and does not indicate a problem in your code; a SIGTERM signal is sent to the application, and Qt interprets it as a crash.

Mouse or touch input does not work

See Customization.

Note: On Embedded Linux hotplugging is usually supported for mouse and keyboard devices.

Application stops with 'EGLFS: OpenGL windows cannot be mixed with others.'

OpenGL and Qt Quick 2 applications can only have one fullscreen window existing at a time. Trying to create another OpenGL window, or trying to mix an OpenGL window with a raster one will display the above message and abort the application.

Note: For raster windows (software rendered content based on QWidget or QPainter), there is no such limitation.

I cannot edit the contents of appcontroller.conf on the device

The file system where this file is located may be mounted as read-only.

See Customization.

How to enable C++11 features

To enable C++11 features in the compiler, add CONFIG += c++11 to the .pro file.

Connectivity Issues

I cannot connect to my hardware device via USB

See 5. Setting up USB Access to Embedded Devices.

Additionally on Windows, you may need to install or update the Android Device driver. You can check whether a driver is already installed when a device is attached via the Device Manager. If you haven't installed any driver there should be an USB Function Filesystem under Other devices. If this is the case you have to install the USB driver by the following steps:

  1. Open Other devices > USB Function Filesystem).
  2. Switch to the Driver tab and click Update Driver.
  3. Do not let windows search automatically for an updated driver, but select "Browse My Computer for driver software".
  4. Select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer".
  5. Open "Have Disk..."
  6. Install the driver that is located at <Android-SDK-Tools-install-dir>\extras\google\usb_driver\android_winusb.inf

If you already have an Android ADB Interface under Android Device you may need to update the driver. This can be achieved by running the previous steps on the Android Device > Android ADB Interface.

adb fails with "error: more than one device and emulator"

You have to specify which device you want adb to talk to, using adb's -s <serial-number> option. Use the following command to find to see the serial number of the connected devices:

<INSTALL_DIR>/Tools/b2qt/adb devices

The emulator cannot connect to the Internet

By default, the VirtualBox is configured to use a host-only network, so external connections do not work in the emulator.

You may be able to enable Internet connectivity with another virtual network adapter in NAT mode by adapting these instructions.

The emulator is stuck in Waiting for display data or fails to start properly

Check the output of the following command:

<INSTALL_DIR>/Tools/b2qt/adb devices

If the emulator ( is not listed there, try connecting to it:

<INSTALL_DIR>/Tools/b2qt/adb connect

If the emulator is already listed, try disconnecting it:

<INSTALL_DIR>/Tools/b2qt/adb disconnect

And then close the emulator and retry.

What are the user and password to access my embedded Linux device?

Embedded Linux devices can be accessed using user root and an empty password.

Available under certain Qt licenses.
Find out more.