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RE: Anbox for Debian - Id405 - 07-06-2020

Has anyone been able to get keyboard input working yet?


RE: Anbox for Debian - nas - 07-06-2020

(07-06-2020, 05:33 AM)Id405 Wrote: Has anyone been able to get keyboard input working yet?

It appears to be an issue with the virtual keyboard rather than anbox itself - squeekboard seems to map keys in an odd way for some desktop apps, see this issue:

https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/squeekboard/-/issues/168


RE: Anbox for Debian - Transistor4acpu - 07-17-2020

I get error messages when I try to install the anbox kernel modules to Kernel 5.7. Is there a solution for that problem?


RE: Anbox for Debian - tophneal - 07-17-2020

(07-17-2020, 02:01 AM)Transistor4acpu Wrote: I get error messages when I try to install the anbox kernel modules to Kernel 5.7. Is there a solution for that problem?

See:

(06-25-2020, 06:38 AM)tophneal Wrote: This has been brought up in the Anbox github issues, and there is a solution that isn't reverting your kernel version. ashmem and binder are now part of mainline kernel, and can be enabled to allow for installation: https://github.com/anbox/anbox-modules/issues/49#issuecomment-643728906 Just recompile your kernel and enable the flags. Someone was kind enough to update the Arch wiki page with the now necessary steps: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Anbox

Apparently, you'll want to remove any previous installation attempts first.

You need to rebuild the kernel with those flags enabled.


RE: Anbox for Debian - nas - 07-17-2020

(07-17-2020, 02:01 AM)Transistor4acpu Wrote: I get error messages when I try to install the anbox kernel modules to Kernel 5.7.

What error messages and which distro are using? Pretty sure it was working in mobian but I haven't tested it for a while.


RE: Anbox for Debian - a-wai - 07-17-2020

Apparently the anbox modules are now upstream (and previous version can't be built with 5.7), so we need to provide a build which includes these as default.
This should happen within a few days, don't worry Wink


RE: Anbox for Debian - a-wai - 07-21-2020

Latest kernel now includes binder and ashmem, you should be able to run anbox again.


RE: Anbox for Debian - Transistor4acpu - 07-22-2020

Thanks for the help and the Kernel.
But how do I install anbox? apt install anbox don't work and I can't install it with snapd.


RE: Anbox for Debian - arturo2bodegas - 07-22-2020

This is frustrating, for sure...looks like it's targeted towards ubuntu systems, but ubuntu is built on debian...I've got snap installed, and got the anbox-installer snap installed, but it seems that maybe that's deprecated now? I cloned the anbox git and tried to compile it from source, but I just don't have the linux skills (yet). C compiler is throwing up errors...but maybe it shouldn't be necessary to build from source? I don't know. I can tell you that you won't find an anbox .deb in the repos, so I wouldn't bother with apt.


RE: Anbox for Debian - nas - 07-22-2020

(07-22-2020, 02:35 PM)Transistor4acpu Wrote: But how do I install anbox? apt install anbox don't work

Looks like you have to add contrib to /etc/apt/sources.list for apt install to work but there appears to be a further problem with modprobe failing to find binder or ashmem in the kernel modules directory. I'm guessing there's a further step beyond enabling them in the kernel?