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Last active March 23, 2024 09:30
Docker X11 macOS


There is a longstanding issue/missing feature/bug with sockets on Docker on macOS; it may never work; you'll need to use a network connection between Docker containers and X11 on macOS for the foreseeable future.

I started from this gist and made some adjustments:

  • the volume mappings aren't relevant/used, due to the socket issue above.
  • this method only allows X11 connections from your Mac, not the entire local network, which would include everyone on the café/airport WiFi.
  • updated to include using the host.docker.internal name for the the container host, instead.
  • you have to restart XQuartz after the config change.