Docker plug-in in vscode cannot connect


Docker plug-in in vscode cannot connect

Failed to connect. Is docker running
Error: connect EACCES /var/run/docker.sock

Cause analysis

The reason is that docker uses UNIX socket for communication, but UNIX socket belongs to root user, but ordinary users need to use sudo to enable root permission, but ordinary operations do not have root permission.


  1. Log in as root, but the security is not guaranteed
  2. Add ordinary users to docker group

    Sudo groupadd docker # add docker user group
    Sudo gpasswd - a $user docker # adds the current user to the docker user group
    Newgrp docker # update docker user group

Log in to vscode again after adding. After the user reconnects, the docker plug-in will run normally.


Can rundocker psCommand, if there is a normal output, it is normal.

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