I know it's a relatively new and unstable application but I figured if anyone has suffered through the issue and solved it then they can help me

The Problem

when I click on the Anbox icon from gnome app drawer it stays in launcher for 5 secs or so and disappears but it doesn't launch

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What worked for me is running the session manager then clicking on the icon.

first run session manager by entering this command

anbox session-manager

and then click on the Anbox icon from launcher

Better way would be to add this service inside Startup Applications

to do that open Startup Applications > Add > in command write anbox session-manager

and you'd be able to use Anbox without running that command on every boot or keeping a minimised terminal windows.

Start up Application

  • That really did the trick – Sumeet Deshmukh Apr 12 '17 at 13:04
  • I have try it, but it give me such message "/snap/anbox/71/usr/bin/anbox: error while loading shared libraries: libpulsecommon-8.0.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory". What should I do now? – Adi Yono Mar 3 '18 at 7:45

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