googleearth on kubuntu

Nils Kassube kassube at
Fri Dec 5 20:37:14 UTC 2008

Brian Norman Wootton wrote:
> I get the full googleearth functionality when I run it under root(sudo)
> but if I run it as a user(me) I get the googleearth window opening OK
> but with only the black star background, no picture of earth at all. I
> presume there's some file permission(s) wrong somewhere, any ideas
> where I might try looking would be most useful.

Don't search for the file with wrong permissions - just reclaim all files 
in your directory tree with the command

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME

in a terminal. I think that will fix it.


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