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?

1 Answer 1


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. Oct 6, 2020 at 21:39
  • this happens in every flavour of ubuntu, i guess after the ubuntu ~18
    – Yadu
    Oct 7, 2020 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, 2020 at 8:22
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    This didn't fix it for me.
    – theo-brown
    May 12, 2021 at 11:09
  • @avidreader610 Did you manage to install it in the meantime? For me it doesn't work too.
    – student
    Jun 25, 2021 at 13:12

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