According to the answers of this question about docker, running it as a non-root is as easy as adding the non-root username to the
docker group, and logging out and back in. And sure enough, when I used it as
sudo for the
hello-world image that went well. But for another test image called
whalefortune I still get the
access denied error -- see below.
Is it not generally possible any more to run docker as non-root? I am using Ubuntu 19.04, which is a later version than the examples, and there were mentions of a possible security breach running dockers as non-root.
My idea was to run nvidia-docker as a normal user, would that be possible (or even a good idea)?
$ sudo docker run --rm hello-world Unable to find image 'hello-world:latest' locally latest: Pulling from library/hello-world 1b930d010525: Pull complete Digest: sha256:6540fc08ee6e6b7b63468dc3317e3303aae178cb8a45ed3123180328bcc1d20f Status: Downloaded newer image for hello-world:latest Hello from Docker! This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly. To generate this message, Docker took the following steps: 1. The Docker client contacted the Docker daemon. 2. The Docker daemon pulled the "hello-world" image from the Docker Hub. (amd64) 3. The Docker daemon created a new container from that image which runs the executable that produces the output you are currently reading. 4. The Docker daemon streamed that output to the Docker client, which sent it to your terminal. To try something more ambitious, you can run an Ubuntu container with: $ docker run -it ubuntu bash Share images, automate workflows, and more with a free Docker ID: https://hub.docker.com/ For more examples and ideas, visit: https://docs.docker.com/get-started/ $ docker run --rm dbkdoc/whalefortune docker: Got permission denied while trying to connect to the Docker daemon socket at unix:///var/run/docker.sock: Post http://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker.sock/v1.40/containers/create: dial unix /var/run/docker.sock: connect: permission denied. See 'docker run --help'.