I have a laptop that I mainly use for android development on android studio, today all of the sudden got this error message (or an outdated version of it) when i ran my emulator
Your GPU driver information:
Model: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Device ID: 0a16
Driver version: 10.18.10.3945
Model: NVIDIA GeForce 820M
Device ID: 1140
Driver version: 126.96.36.19976
Some users have experienced emulator stability issues with this driver version. As a result, were selecting a compatibility renderer. Please check with your manufacturer to see if there is an updated driver available.
I am using Win10 but have the same problem. Emulator started crashing my app after last emulator update. In my case, problem is that emulator does not run on hardware even though I never had a problem with my GPUs. Also, the "GPU driver issue" window that pops up doesn't even label WHICH one of the GPUs it thinks is the problem.
For me the solution that worked is to run emulator from terminal, forcing it to run using hardware graphics (instead of letting emulator decide on which) using command
emulator -avd avd_name -gpu mode
where mode is host so that it will run with hardware.
Using Android Studio terminal move to folder where the emulator is located. Default on Win10 is: C:\Users\userName\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\emulator
Find emulator to run by listing available ones:
Run emulator with -gpu host option:
emulator -avd avd_name -gpu host
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