Sharing the Xserver with docker container
ryandesign at macports.org
Mon Jan 25 03:24:39 UTC 2021
On Jan 24, 2021, at 21:15, Tong Sun wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 9:30 PM Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Jan 24, 2021, at 18:01, Tong Sun wrote:
>>> For any Xserver in host, I normally just do the following in the
>>> docker container
>>> export DISPLAY=':0'
>>> xterm &
>>> and I'll be all set.
>>> However, I found that it is not the case for Xserver from macport, as
>>> I see my DISPLAY in my host is
>>> How can I share that with my docker container?
>> I'm not sure. Did you try first starting the X server on your Mac, and then doing what you did before in Docker?
> I'm very new to both Mac and macport. how to start the X server on Mac?
> I used macport to install xorg-server, then tried to start xterm.
> xterm started fine, meaning my xorg-server started fine,
> then I checked the DISPLAY in xterm, which is the above value.
Starting any X11 program, such as xterm, will start the X11 server. Or you can manually launch /Applications/MacPorts/X11.app.
Now that X11.app is running on macOS, what happens if you try to use X11 from your Docker container, with DISPLAY set to ":0"?
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