Google Earth shows black screen on startup

Wade Smart wadesmart at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 15:16:46 UTC 2013


Im on Ubuntu 10.04 with ATI RV730 PRO Radeon HD 4650 graphics card.
Google Earth stopped being able to search about two months ago.
One of the many fixes is to update to the latest version, which I did.
When it started a message quickly flashes something about graphics
card may not be supported and 3D rendering, and then the app started.
I tried changing the 3d objects off but it didnt help. Then I saw in the ubuntu
help site about deleting the config file. Now its not starting at all.

This is the crashlog:
Major Version 7
Minor Version 1
Build Number 0001
Build Date Jul 12 2013
Build Time 04:04:15
OS Type 3
OS Major Version 2
OS Minor Version 6
OS Build Version 32
OS Patch Version 0
Crash Signal 11
Crash Time 1374764816
Up Time 3.39035

Stacktrace from glibc:
./libgoogleearth_free.so(+0x1e8c5b)[0xb7479c5b]
./libgoogleearth_free.so(+0x1e8e91)[0xb7479e91]
[0xb77c5400]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate11show_helperEv+0x61)[0xb6969761]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget10setVisibleEb+0x1db)[0xb6969b9b]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate12showChildrenEb+0x170)[0xb69696d0]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate11show_helperEv+0x61)[0xb6969761]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget10setVisibleEb+0x1db)[0xb6969b9b]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget10showNormalEv+0x5c)[0xb69568ac]
./libgoogleearth_free.so(_ZN10MainWindow18readScreensizeInfoEv+0xd66)[0xb744e1b6]
./libgoogleearth_free.so(_ZN5earth6client11Application12SetupMainWinENS0_3Kvw7ProductEb+0x334)[0xb7514f44]
./libgoogleearth_free.so(_ZN5earth6client11Application3runEv+0x745)[0xb751bf55]
./libgoogleearth_free.so(+0x1e8544)[0xb7479544]
./libgoogleearth_free.so(earthmain+0x2ec)[0xb747985c]
./googleearth-bin[0x804882b]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6)[0xb7628bd6]
./googleearth-bin[0x8048771]

I think the message that flashes across the screen says something
about changing your rendering mode but I dont know how to do that.

Wade
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