Resolve Common Errors Related to Docker Beta On Mac OS

I am testing Docker beta and have run into a few issues. I am posting them here along with the solutions. It may help someone who is going through the same thing.

Issue 1

com.docker.osx.xhyve.linux failed to start

This can happens if you are running Docker beta applications on multiple user accounts.


sudo chown $USER /var/tmp/docker.sock


Docker is not responding: waiting 0.5s


  1. Open to Docker beta's UI
  2. Click on "Uninstall / Reset"
  3. Click "Reset to factory defaults"

Issue 3

Can’t start docker beta: Communication with networking components failed


Issue 4

ERROR: for <container name> rpc error: code = 2 desc = "containerd: container did not start before the specified timeout"