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My android emulator was working with ubuntu 13.10 x64 till I reinstalled it.
I have downloaded java jdk and jre, the newest version of the Android Development Tools for linux x64, libstdc++6:i386 and lib32z1.
When I now run my emulator from Eclipse, I get a black emulator window with android not loading. I have also tried to run the emulator on command line and this error is showing up:

emulator: ERROR: Could not load OpenGLES emulation library: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
emulator: WARNING: Could not initialize OpenglES emulation, using software renderer.

I am confused because nothing else is installed on my ubuntu machine despite updates!

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which acceleration? – user2737037 Jan 26 '14 at 13:30
AVD manager (tools > Manage AVD's) > select the device > Edit > Uncheck: Emulation option - Use Host GPU – Sneetsher Jan 26 '14 at 13:34
It is already disabled. – user2737037 Jan 26 '14 at 13:34
Google cannot open if you want a quick answer. – eccstartup Jan 26 '14 at 14:07
Works only with Use Host GPU on!? – user2737037 Jan 26 '14 at 15:59
up vote 1 down vote accepted

It is really strange:
In the comments someone advised me to switch off acceleration through GPU. I had already switched it off but never tried to switch it on. Then I noticed that with the last install of Ubuntu I have always switched it on....

So when I run my emulator on commandline it is still the same error but in eclipse not!

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