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a docker container with PlayOnLinux, using Ubuntu 22.04 as the base image.

screenshot of PlayOnLinux running in Docker


first create a directory for the PlayOnLinux data:

mkdir ~/playonlinux

pull and run the benediktkr/playonlinux image from dockerhub:

docker run --rm -it --privileged --device /dev/dri/card0:/dev/dri/card0  -e DISPLAY=:0  -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix:rw -v /dev/snd:/dev/snd:rw -v ~/playonlinux:/home/player:rw benediktkr/playonlinux:latest

if you want to run with a different UID and/or username, you can build the image.

3d hardware acceleration

hardware accelertion is possible, but you may have to install the correct drivers in the Dockerfile (pull requests welcome). the intel drivers are installed by default in the ubuntu image.

to pass your card to the container (as tested on an intel card):

--device /dev/dri/card0:/dev/dri/card0

modify as needed for other cards


to build with the default username player and UID 1000:

git clone
docker build -t playonlinux .

if you need or want to use a different UID or username:

docker build --build-arg UID=1001 --build-arg USER_NAME=user -t playonlinux .

running the container

start PlayOnLinux:

docker run --rm -it --privileged \
  --device /dev/dri/card0:/dev/dri/card0 \
  -e DISPLAY=:0 \
  -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix:rw \
  -v /dev/snd:/dev/snd:rw \
  -v ~/playonlinux:/home/player:rw \

starting Steam:

docker run --rm -it --privileged \
  --device /dev/dri/card0:/dev/dri/card0 \
  -e DISPLAY=:0 \
  -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix:rw \
  -v /dev/snd:/dev/snd:rw \
  -v ~/playonlinux:/home/player:rw \
  playonlinux --run Steam

the ENTRYPOINT of the container is the playonlinux binary, and any arguments you pass are passed to it.

these examples pass --rm to docker run to avoid leaving lingering stopped containers, so you should mount /home/player to a directory to keep your installs and game saves.


git repo:

github: benediktkr/playonlinux-docker

docker hub: benediktkr/playonlinux