Dev KVM Error in Android Studio
To resolve the “dev KVM Error” in Android Studio on Linux, you can follow these steps:
- Check if your system supports virtualization:
- Open a terminal and run the following command:
grep -E -c '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo
- If the command returns a value greater than 0, it means your system supports virtualization. Otherwise, you may need to enable it in your BIOS settings.
- Install the necessary packages:
- Open a terminal and run the following command to install the required packages:
sudo apt update sudo apt install qemu-kvm libvirt-daemon-system libvirt-clients bridge-utils
- Add your user to the
- Run the following command in the terminal:
sudo adduser $USER libvirt sudo adduser $USER kvm
- Reload the groups:
- To apply the group changes, you need to either reboot your system or run the following command to reload the groups:
newgrp libvirt newgrp kvm
- Verify the installation:
- Run the following command to check if the virtualization modules are loaded:
lsmod | grep kvm
If you see
kvm_amdmodules listed, it means virtualization is enabled correctly.
- Configure Android Studio:
- Open Android Studio and go to the SDK Manager (
File -> Settings -> Appearance & Behavior -> System Settings -> Android SDK).
- In the SDK Platforms tab, click the “Show Package Details” checkbox.
- Expand the “Intel x86 Atom System Image” or “Google APIs Intel x86 Atom System Image” entry.
- Make sure the appropriate API level is selected, and then check the “Intel x86 Atom System Image” checkbox.
- Click the “Apply” button to install the system image if it’s not already installed.
- Restart Android Studio:
- After installing the system image, restart Android Studio to ensure the changes take effect.
By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the “dev KVM Error” in Android Studio on Linux and use the Android Emulator with virtualization support.