How to configure Docker Desktop on Deepin Linux OS 20.9

Photo by David Knox on Unsplash

How to configure Docker Desktop on Deepin Linux OS 20.9


Docker is a platform for developing, shipping, and running applications in containers.

Docker Desktop

Docker Desktop is a desktop application that provides an integrated development environment for Docker.

It allows developers to create, run, and manage Docker containers on their local machines with ease.

Two important characteristics are:

Docker Engine: Docker Desktop includes the Docker Engine, which is the core component of Docker, allowing you to create and run containers on your local system.

Container Management: It provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing containers and images, making it easier to build, run, and monitor containerized applications.

Let's get down to business

shall we?

The-office GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHY

Check your OS (optional)

This step is just to make sure you have Deepin Linux installed.

lsb_release -a
cat /etc/os-release
uname -a


Update packages info

sudo apt-get update

Running sudo apt-get update is an important step before installing or upgrading packages on your system because it ensures that you have the most up-to-date information about available packages.

Without updating the package index, you might not see the latest versions of software or be able to install new packages that have been added to the repositories since the last update.

Install Docker

Follow the steps here or through the following link:

Go to the main Docker page


Download the .deb package file

See Docker-desktop .deb file

Install Docker-desktop

Double-click on the file.

Confirm installation

Check installation

docker compose version
docker --version
docker version


Launch Docker desktop

systemctl --user start docker-desktop


Check installation

docker --version
which docker
docker --help


Check status

sudo systemctl status docker


  1. The command used to manage and control system services on Linux systems that use systemd as their init system is systemctl.

    systemd is a system and service manager commonly used in modern Linux distributions.

Configure Docker hello-world

sudo docker pull hello-world


Run Docker hello-world

sudo docker run hello-world




Happy Season 2 GIF by The Office - Find & Share on GIPHY

Let's become friends

Final thoughts

Thank you for reading this article.

If you have any questions, thoughts, suggestions, or corrections, please share them with us.

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to hearing from you.

Feel free to suggest topics for future blog articles. Until next time!