ATI 8.40.4 driver and Googleearth
larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net
Tue Aug 14 23:44:48 UTC 2007
On Tuesday 14 August 2007 04:22:42 pm kubadmin wrote:
> I installed the new driver and everything seems ok, speed is much better
> (I'm getting 2095 fps with an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro) but, and this is a BIG
> "but", GoogleEarth no longer works.
> It worked fine with the 8.3x.x versions of the driver. I've even
> uninstalled the 8.40.4 driver according to ATI's instructions and
> re-installed it the wiky way but the problem remains.
> Do you have any hints of what I might try?
> GoogleEarth is probably the only app I really need a functional ATI driver
> for. It didn't work with open drivers or the fglrx driver distributed with
> kubuntu until you came out with your wiki and now I'm back to stake zero.
I can confirm your frustration and I too have a broken Googleearth. I
stumbled across what is likely the problem while looking at the Synaptic
package manager description for Googleearth. I pasted the issue at the
bottom, but highly recommend not following the instructions to fix the
issue....as the fix seems to make a bad problem worse.
What I do recommend is that you reinstall the previous driver and reinstall
Googleearth afterwards. Whenever I download the latest fglrx driver I always
hold on to the last working version until I know the latest appears to work.
The wiki still has the last version listed, so I will leave it up for a day or
two yet....and now that I know about this issue I will post it on the wiki
when I edit it for the latest version. As far as the wiki goes, I did not
start it, nor do I own it, but I do update it as a part of the
community--seems as though I get to downloading the drivers quicker than
I will probably continue using latest fglrx driver and wait until Googleearth
issues get resolved. Not a pressing program for me at the moment.
googleearth for Ubuntu
If you have an ATI graphic card using the proprietary driver (fglrx),
googleearth may freeze at splashscreen.
Here is a possible workaround:
$ cd /usr/lib/googleearth/
$ sudo wget http://librarian.launchpad.net/7037027/libGL.so.1 -O libGL.so.1
It will replace the shipped libGL.so.1 with a previous version from fglrx.
(Thanks to Tyler McAfee for digging this).
-- The Medibuntu Team <medibuntu at sos-sts.com> Thu, 5 Apr 2007 12:33:15
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