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adding GUI to docker on OSX

asked 2017-08-22 08:25:12 -0600

sushil.sundaram gravatar image

I am trying to attach my macbook-air display to a docker container osrf/ros:lunar and getting this error any ideas?

 Sushils-MacBook-Air:~ sushilsundaram$ docker run -it --env=$DISPLAY --name ROS-lunar osrf/ros:lunar-desktop-full rqt
 QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display

When i run echo $DISPLAY

Sushils-MacBook-Air:~ sushilsundaram$ echo $DISPLAY
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answered 2019-03-12 21:58:33 -0600

reverofggol gravatar image

It is quite hard to set up unix socket. You might consider using VNC server in the container instead. See below:

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answered 2017-08-24 15:30:39 -0600

ruffsl gravatar image

I'm not sure the container inside the Docker-For-Mac virtual machine running on top of OSX can simply connect your host's display server via unix socket. You may have an easier time instead using the x11 forwarding over ssh for your setup, see this section:

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