Jupyter notebook: No connection to server because websocket connection fails

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I have just installed Jupyter over pip (Python version is 3.7.2) in Windows 10, started the jupyter server by calling jupyter notebook, created a new notebook with kernel python3 in my web browser but a connection to the kernel is never achieved.

No obvious error in the command line:

C:/Users/xxxx>jupyter notebook [I 21:18:21.005 NotebookApp] Serving notebooks from local directory: C:/Users/xxxx [I 21:18:21.005 NotebookApp] The Jupyter Notebook is running at: [I 21:18:21.006 NotebookApp] http://localhost:8888/?token=5743fcbbc805efa4b36c983a7beb63b95cf922957378d64f [I 21:18:21.007 NotebookApp] Use Control-C to stop this server and shut down all kernels (twice to skip confirmation). [C 21:18:21.087 NotebookApp]      To access the notebook, open this file in a browser:         file:///C:/Users/xxxx/AppData/Roaming/jupyter/runtime/nbserver-18416-open.html     Or copy and paste one of these URLs:         http://localhost:8888/?token=5743fcbbc805efa4b36c983a7beb63b95cf922957378d64f [I 21:18:33.777 NotebookApp] Creating new notebook in [I 21:18:35.512 NotebookApp] Kernel started: ab30c1b3-55d2-45e9-9f01-b4bfc077bb01 [I 21:18:36.883 NotebookApp] Adapting to protocol v5.1 for kernel ab30c1b3-55d2-45e9-9f01-b4bfc077bb01 c:/users/xxxx/appdata/local/programs/python/python37-32/lib/site-packages/notebook/base/zmqhandlers.py:284: RuntimeWarning: coroutine 'WebSocketHandler.get' was never awaited   super(AuthenticatedZMQStreamHandler, self).get(*args, **kwargs) RuntimeWarning: Enable tracemalloc to get the object allocation traceback [W 21:18:37.912 NotebookApp] Replacing stale connection: ab30c1b3-55d2-45e9-9f01-b4bfc077bb01:397de5420f9e4bce82d95967bf5fa1eb [W 21:19:14.026 NotebookApp] 404 GET /static/components/preact/preact.min.js.map (::1) 18.98ms referer=None [W 21:19:14.040 NotebookApp] 404 GET /static/components/preact-compat/preact-compat.min.js.map (::1) 6.49ms referer=None [W 21:19:14.050 NotebookApp] 404 GET /static/components/proptypes/index.js.map (::1) 15.99ms referer=None [I 21:20:36.067 NotebookApp] Saving file at /Untitled1.ipynb [W 21:22:40.052 NotebookApp] Replacing stale connection: ab30c1b3-55d2-45e9-9f01-b4bfc077bb01:397de5420f9e4bce82d95967bf5fa1eb 

I have tried all Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge with no success. I even tried through PyCharm.

I then looked at the js console of the browser and seems that the problem is a failure in the websocket connection:

menubar.js:277 actions jupyter-notebook:find-and-replace does not exist, still binding it in case it will be defined later... MenuBar.bind_events @ menubar.js:277 utils.js:60 load_extensions Arguments(1) bidi.js:19 Loaded moment locale en utils.js:37 Loading extension: jupyter-js-widgets/extension session.js:54 Session: kernel_created (003a523b-3d40-41ac-b65e-154db92d5528) kernel.js:459 Starting WebSockets: ws://localhost:8888/api/kernels/f8809bf9-988f-4666-b183-e01bed63fa76 kernel.js:461 WebSocket connection to 'ws://localhost:8888/api/kernels/f8809bf9-988f-4666-b183-e01bed63fa76/channels?session_id=e49c21f065e64e7a89847a0859d689dd' failed: Error during WebSocket handshake: Unexpected response code: 200 Kernel.start_channels @ kernel.js:461 kernel.js:103 Kernel: kernel_disconnected (f8809bf9-988f-4666-b183-e01bed63fa76) kernel.js:544 WebSocket connection failed:  ws://localhost:8888/api/kernels/f8809bf9-988f-4666-b183-e01bed63fa76 true kernel.js:562 Connection lost, reconnecting in 1 seconds. kernel.js:103 Kernel: kernel_reconnecting (f8809bf9-988f-4666-b183-e01bed63fa76) kernel.js:459 Starting WebSockets: ws://localhost:8888/api/kernels/f8809bf9-988f-4666-b183-e01bed63fa76 

What could be the reason here?


I had the same problem, and following this vvk2001github https://github.com/jupyter/notebook/issues/4399 fixed it for me.

Uninstall tornado 6 and reinstall tornado 5.

sudo pip3 uninstall tornado sudo pip3 install tornado==5.1.1 

@kaleo gave this answer as well to similar question from @Jason Nichols


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