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media September 14, 2017 00:04

v1706 ParaFoam failed to start
Hi there

I have just installed OpenFOAM using Docker on Ubuntu. When tried to run paraFoam I got this error:

This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "xcb"
in "".

Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.
/opt/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-v1706/bin/paraFoam: line 305: 929 Aborted (core dumped) paraview

Any help or suggestion to resolve this error is highly appreciated.

gdum October 2, 2017 18:53

I have the same problem. I hope someone overthere can help us.

dajuno October 10, 2017 15:57

Same here. Would be great to get some hints on how to fix this issue!


cesaralonzo October 20, 2017 11:39

same problem on mac

Lloyd15 November 10, 2017 14:25

Same thing happened to me on a macbook. Did anyone find a solution ?

pgh November 13, 2017 04:32


Please set this environment variable and it will work in Linux platforms

export QT_PLUGIN_PATH=$WM_THIRD_PARTY_DIR/platforms/linux64Gcc/qt-5.9.0/plugins

For Mac,
we donot support , paraview/paraFoam in Mac version . Please install native binaries from for your system .


joshmccraney June 25, 2018 12:07

Did anyone get this to work? I followed the link but still have the initial error.

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