Failed to start docker-desktop.service

After following this guide step by step, I got to the part where I launch docker-desktop however this does not work. I am at a loss of what to do. Any help would be appreciated. Please let me know if I should include any other information. Thanks :slight_smile:

Debian info:

Distributor ID: Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Release:        11
Codename:       bullseye

Attempting to start docker-desktop returns:

$ systemctl --user start docker-desktop
Failed to start docker-desktop.service: Unit  docker-desktop.service not found.

However when verifying docker is installed and checking version it returns as expected:

$ docker --version
Docker version 20.10.21, build baeda1f

$ sudo docker run hello-world

Hello from Docker!
This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly.

To generate this message, Docker took the following steps:
 1. The Docker client contacted the Docker daemon.
 2. The Docker daemon pulled the "hello-world" image from the Docker Hub.
 3. The Docker daemon created a new container from that image which runs the
    executable that produces the output you are currently reading.
 4. The Docker daemon streamed that output to the Docker client, which sent it
    to your terminal.

To try something more ambitious, you can run an Ubuntu container with:
 $ docker run -it ubuntu bash

Share images, automate workflows, and more with a free Docker ID:

For more examples and ideas, visit:

Dcoker Desktop should be available from the menu. Can you start it thatb way?

By the way if you can run containers before starting Docker Desktop, it means you have Docker CE installed as well. It would lead to some confusion and errors, so I recommend you to remove Docker CE if you need Docker Desktop and keep only the Docker client which is installed by Docker Desktop as well.