GUI Container On Doker…..

Pawan Gupta
3 min readAug 5, 2021


Hello Everyone..!!

In this Article, we are going to see the method of enabling the graphical user interfaces within Docker containers for a particular application eg firefox.

Task Description 📄

📌 GUI container on the Docker

🔅 Launch a container on docker in GUI mode

🔅 Run any GUI software on the container

✨Step 1:- Use any system as a Base OS, here I am using AWS instance as my base system.


Now login to this instance and create one separate folder to write code — ->eg “mkdir dock1” and also create a “Dockerfile” into that folder to build a custom Docker image.

Here I have created a Dockerfile for Firefox application so it will create a Docker Image that has GUI support for Firefox

✨Step3:- Now we have to build a Docker image for this use below command — →

command:-docker build <Dockerfile_folder name> -t <image_name>

Here our Firefox image is created successfully.

✨Step4:- Now let’s check the image in the Docker Image list

✨Step5:- Now push this firefox image to Docker Hub . for this first log in to your Docker Hub account and use the following command to push the image

command:-docker push <user_name/image_name>

here we can see our image is successfully pushed to the docker hub. let’s check also on the docker hub portal — — ->

✨Step6:- Now we have to pull this image so, here I am using RHEL8 OS as a Base Os

Now let's check our image is pulled successfully or not

✨Step7:- Now launch the Docker container using this image.

Command:-docker run -it — rm -e DISPLAY=$DISPLAY -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix — net host <image name>

After running this command our CentOS firefox will launch let’s see the output — →

Here we can see our firefox is launched successfully with GUI support.

Here we successfully build a GUI Container on Docker.




Pawan Gupta

I am Pawan Gupta, A competitive Coder with a cause aiming betterment of Society!,