So I decided to install anbox on my Fedora workstation.
$ lsb_release -a
LSB Version: :core-4.1-amd64:core-4.1-noarch
Distributor ID: Fedora
Description: Fedora release 33 (Thirty Three)
I quickly figured out that latest kernel does not work well with anbox modules, so i Installed long term Kernel . This had necessary modules out of the box.
$ uname -r 5.4.99-300.fc33.x86_64
Then I installed anbox from snap.
$ snap info anbox
refresh-date: yesterday at 13:35 CET
latest/beta: 4-56c25f1 2020-01-02 (186) 391MB devmode
latest/edge: 4+gitr7787751 2021-02-24 (208) 413MB devmode
installed: 4-56c25f1 (186) 391MB devmode
My Anbox installation was not starting apparently because of SELinux. I could not solve it the way it is proposed in one post i read. Even as root it failed , so I changed SElinux from Restrictive to Permissive. Afterward I got Anbox manager running.
I Installed Playstore with this script.
I gave all Permission for Google store and Google Services as adviced, but then I could not log in into my Google account because of connectivity issues.
I remembered that there was another script for bridging internet connection. So i did:
sudo ./anbox-bridge.sh start
The script does not accept “status” argument but if I type the same command again I see it is running.
sudo ./anbox-bridge.sh start anbox-bridge is already running
So i erased data for google play store and google services and tried to log in again but i got the same error stating that there is connectivity issue. So I installed with adb tools firefox and tried to search something random to verify that the problem is with internet connectivity and not with google play store itself. This confirmed that i do not have internet access.
However when I check my Network adapters. I see anbox is there.
$ ifconfig anbox0 anbox0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet 192.168.250.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 0.0.0.0 inet6 fe80::c83d:34ff:fe4d:f3f8 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link> ether ca:3d:34:4d:f3:f8 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 1102 bytes 68358 (66.7 KiB) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 932 bytes 93443 (91.2 KiB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
What am I missing here? I know that anbox is still in Beta stage so I am not surprised that it is crashing time to time, but perhaps I am just missing some tweaks which makes it run better and get the network working.
As a new user i can not share more than two links…Therefore I did not source everything…