I’ve ditched the ancient Dell, and am now running on an old work laptop which was reimaged with Fedora. I’m normally a Ubuntu man, but whatever.
I started to install the Android Studio, and I got a notification that said
We have detected that your system can run the Android emulator in an accelerated performance mode. Linux-based systems support virtual machine acceleration through the KVM(Kernel-mode Virtual Machine) software package. Search for install instructions for your particular Linux configuration (Android KVM Linux Installation) that KVM is enabled for faster Android emulator performance.
So here’s what I did to enable this
egrep ‘^flags.*(vmx|svm)’ /proc/cpuinfo;
This printed out a bunch of stuff which means that Android Studio was correct: my cpu does support kvm
sudo dnf group install –with-optional virtualization;
sudo systemctl start libvirtd;
sudo systemctl enable libvirtd;
lsmod | grep kvm
The lsmod showed that kvm_intel is in fact now running, and though I haven’t rebooted, the systemctl enable command should start the service each time.