Running CE 2017.0 on Ubuntu worked well enough (when the correct things were run as root). However running CE 2017.01 on Ubuntu 16.04 is proving more of a challege.
on running ./Setup script:
[CityEngine 2017.1 Setup Error]
OpenGL not detected.
It needed glxinfo:
sudo apt install mesa-utils
The next hurdle is is getting flex to run - any ideas? During the setup script, it doesn't seem to like to install FNP ("FNP service was not successfully installed on this system"). My attempts at hacking on /service/install_fnp.sh failed (couldn't run FNPLicensingService, even after skipping fuse check).
Installing FNP from the "OLD" folder seemed promising, but didn't seem to allow me to run CE - I still get a "service not installed" dialog when starting CE...