[lxc-users] Recipe for running opengl apps inside LXC with proprietary nvidia driver?

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Tue Apr 22 23:27:06 UTC 2014

Or does one normally run a separate X in a separate virtual terminal
for LXC, just as one does for multiple users?  So ctl-alt-F7 is
for the normal desktop, and ctl-alt-F8 could be for the X inside LXC.


On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 4:20 PM, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> Does anyone have a recipe for running opengl apps in a container
> on a host with an nvidia graphics card yet?
> I know the nvidia driver has to be installed and loaded in the host's kernel
> (of course).  Where does X have to run -- can it be on the host,
> the container, or either?
> I can start fooling around given past posts, just wondering if anyone
> has summed up the current state of things in an easy to use form.
> https://lists.linuxcontainers.org/pipermail/lxc-users/2013-February/004696.html
> says it just works (assuming you do a few things)
> https://lists.linuxcontainers.org/pipermail/lxc-users/2011-April/001817.html
> says it works (assuming you follow a long list of steps)
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2013-May/msg01653.html
> hints that it works with just a few tweaks
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2013-June/msg00013.html
> says libvirt does it better
> http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/18003/linux-lxc-deploying-images-with-tiniest-possible-x11
> talks about it a bit, and has similar long list of steps
> (https://www.stgraber.org/2012/11/16/running-steam-in-a-lxc-container/
> hints at one,
> http://www.vislab.uq.edu.au/howto/lxc/nvidia.html shows how to at
> least build such apps in the container,
> http://www.jonnor.com/2010/03/hardware-passthrough-in-lxc-or-running-a-desktop-in-a-cgroup/
> talks about it for vesa,
> http://blog.mraw.org/2011/04/05/Running_X_from_LXC/ talks about it for
> open source driver
> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/HeterogeneousGpuAcceleratorSupport
> talks about doing it for CUDA
> )

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