Xquartz Install Mac

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This is a short guide explaining how to run GUI applications from within Docker on Mac. This uses XQuartz to enable to set the DISPLAY variable within the container.

Install XQuartz

What is installmac

You can install XQuartz using homebrew with brew cask install xquartz or directly from the website here. At the time of writing, I had 2.7.11 installed on my machine with OSX El Capitan. After installing XQuartz restart your machine.

Install xquartz from xquartz.macosforge.org in r

Install Docker for Mac

Install docker using brew cask install docker or directly from the website here.

For Apple Mac OS X users, we can use a terminal to connect to ranger server. In order to execute GUI commands on the remote machine, and display the GUI in your local computer sceen(e.g.: scite editor), we also need to install and configure an X server called XQuartz. Install with Homebrew. There are two steps: 1. Homebrew Cask is an extension of Homebrew. It installs GUI applications under the framework of Homebrew. Install Homebrew Cask with command brew tap caskroom/cask. Install XQuartz with command brew cask install xquartz. Validate X11 installation on your Mac. Installing XQuartz and Enabling GLX (OpenGL). XQuartz is the Mac software package to display X11 graphical applications from remote servers, primarily Unix/Linux. Many graphical applications use a display library called OpenGL, which is supported by XQuartz but not enabled by default. It is not exposed to the preferences menu.

Run XQuartz

Start XQuartz from command line using open -a XQuartz. In the XQuartz preferences, go to the “Security” tab and make sure you’ve got “Allow connections from network clients” ticked:

Host Machine IP

IP=$(ifconfig en0 grep inet awk '$1'inet' {print $2}') should set the IP variable as the ip of your local machine. If you’re on wifi you may want to use en1 instead of en0, check the value of the variable using echo $IP.

Now add the IP using Xhost with xhost + $IP. If the xhost command is not found check /usr/X11/bin/xhost as that might not be in your path.

Running a container


Xquartz Install Mac Version

You can now try running firefox in your container with:

Quartz Install Mac

or run octave using:

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