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How to Run a Graphical Application from a Container

In a previous video, we’ve installed the Oracle Database in a Docker container. Today, we will see how we can run SQL Developer, an X11 graphical application directly from that container.

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How to Run a Graphical Application from a Container

Even if I focus on Oracle is this video, the principle will be that same for any other X application:

  • share the Unix Domain Socket between the host and the container

  • install the X client libraries in the container

  • setup a new user in the container with the proper settings and XAuth credentials

  • and…​ run the GUI application!


If you missed the "Install Oracle on Docker" video here it is:

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