I was able to install anbox in ubuntu (~18), successfully used it, but now I'm unable to do the same in latest Lubuntu (~20), what I am getting when i list the kernel modules using

$ ls -1 /dev/{ashmem,binder}


ls: cannot access '/dev/binder': No such file or directory

what am i missing?


I was able to overcome this by doing the fallowing clone the repo of the anbox modules

git clone https://github.com/anbox/anbox-modules.git


cd anbox-modules



set up

 sudo modprobe ashmem_linux
 sudo modprobe binder_linux


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    This by far the best info I've found regarding this topic. More importantly, Anbox now works! I wish I could upvote this 100 times. – Doug Maurer Oct 6 '20 at 21:39
  • this happens in every flavour of ubuntu, i guess after the ubuntu ~18 – Yadu Oct 7 '20 at 6:49
  • Before proceed with Yadu's answer be sure you have got installed dkms. If dkms not yet installed you should install it: apt install dkms I did it on recent installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and it works. – Jaime Nov 24 '20 at 8:22

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