Kitematic freezes at 99%

July 25, 2015

There is a case when Kitematic freezes or hangs when started at 99%. One of reasons is, there will be no route to the virtual box vm created by kitematic.


# netstat -rn
you will not find an entry in the output for 192.168.99(kitematic docker vm), and since it times out reaching for the vm, the launch of kitematic freezes at 99%.


  • Quit Kitematic after it freezes.

  • Add a route to kitematic vm by running following commands -

    $ ifconfig | grep -B 2 192.168.99
    vboxnet2: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
    	ether 0a:00:27:00:00:02
    	inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
    $ sudo route -nv add -net 192.168.99 -interface vboxnet2

The output of netstat -rn after adding should be something like this -

KEHP-M-X03J:.kube keshava$ netstat -rn
Routing tables

Destination        Gateway            Flags        Refs      Use   Netif Expire          UH              3   488828     lo0
192.168.99         link#13            UC              1        0 vboxnet     8:0:27:85:2:fe     UHLWIi          2       64 vboxnet   1146

  • Restart Kitematic. It should be up and running by now.
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