Google Earth for Linux

Ari Torhamo ari.torhamo at
Tue May 8 02:51:50 UTC 2007

ti, 2007-05-08 kello 01:12 +0200, Vladimir Kerka kirjoitti:
> Ari Torhamo wrote:
> > su, 2007-05-06 kello 12:49 +0200, Vladimir Kerka kirjoitti:
> > 
> >> Hi,
> >> I've installed both packages (on AMD 64), but Google Earth doesn't work: 
> >> it starts, eats 99% CPU and that's all. Can you give me a hint what to do?
> > 
> > When you ask quetions like this, you should always give all the
> > information that might be related to the matter. Otherwise it's not easy
> > for others to help. Sometimes you may not know what is important, but
> > just give your best shot then :-)
> > 
> > Are you using Edgy or Dapper? 
> > 
> > Just to make sure - did you use the amd64 (not i386) package? 
> > 
> > What graphics card do you have? If you have an Nvidia card, you should
> > install the proprietary nvidia driver. The default nv driver doesn't
> > support OpenGL, which is what Google Earth uses. The default Ati driver
> > has some level of OpenGL support, but this depends on the card you have.
> > 
> > If you start Google Earth from the command line, do you get any error
> > messages there?
> > 
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 
> > Ari
> > 
> > 
> Hi,
> you're right, my fault, sorry
> I use gutsy, packages versions are:

You use Gutsy? Perhaps that is the reason for your problem. There must
be quite a lot of things that don't work properly in Gutsy at this early
stage of developement. That's the bleeding part of beeing on the
bleeding edge ;-)

I forgot to say in my last message that I'm propably not able to help
you more myself. I just asked you for information that might well be
related to the problem wishing that someone more knoledgeable might step

It just came to my mind that have you tried other OpenGL applications to
see if they have the same problem?



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