Creating an Android Virtual Device on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I stumbled upon the following issue in Android Studio on Ubuntu:

“The build tools appear to be shipped as 32-bit Linux binaries. 64-bit Linux distros do not necessarily ship the required bits anymore to run 32-bit Linux binaries.” — Anonymous bug reporter

After having a look at several answers and packages for the problem (here, here, and here), I found the package that actually worked for me:

sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6


Edit: A quick solution for the missing glxinfo issue:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install mesa-utils

Also, a note to myself: don’t forget to run Android Studio as a super user, otherwise the builds will fail due to insufficient user permissions!