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Re: Container howto for X11?

From: Pjotr Prins
Subject: Re: Container howto for X11?
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 08:29:07 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Awesome, it works a charm :)

On Sun, Jul 03, 2016 at 06:12:07PM -0400, Thompson, David wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 3, 2016 at 2:40 PM, Pjotr Prins <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Is there a container howto for X11 applications? I would like to run
> > the browser in a Guix container. Fun with a serious note.
> If you share the X11 socket file and set $DISPLAY to the right value,
> then you should be able to make that happen:
>     guix environment --container --network --share=/tmp/.X11-unix
> --ad-hoc icecat
>     export DISPLAY=":0.0"
>     icecat
> Do note that the above code gives icecat full access to the X11 server
> and the host's network interfaces, so it's not exactly a locked down
> environment.
> Perhaps we could use a command line switch to automatically do this
> sort of thing.
> - Dave


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