I'm following this website's instruction so I can run Linux gui app on my mac:


I've downloaded Kitematic (v0.17.7) and docker toolbox (v19.03.1) from github.



However, when I enter docker pull kartoza/qgis-desktop on the terminal, I get the following error:

Cannot connect to the Docker daemon at unix:///var/run/docker.sock. Is the docker daemon running?

Does anyone know what could be wrong?

  • Did you open a new Terminal tab before pulling?
    – nohillside
    Jun 30, 2020 at 5:30
  • that seemed to solve the issue!
    – Kaiwen Hu
    Jun 30, 2020 at 5:34
  • Now I am getting a new issue though. When I want to run the QGIS docker container as indicated in kartoza.com/en/blog/…, I get the error "docker: Error response from daemon: error while creating mount source path '/Users/timlinux': mkdir /Users/timlinux: protocol error"
    – Kaiwen Hu
    Jun 30, 2020 at 5:36


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