LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-16-2007, 08:54 PM   #1
Herman Degenhart
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Amsterdam/Holland
Distribution: Medibuntu
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Google Earth freezes at tartup.


Dear friends,
Fed up with Windows I changed to Linux. Ubuntu 7.10 in my case. However when I call up Google Earth, it freezes at start up, showing only its white startup square, which remains on the desktop however long I wait. It seems a very common problem, but thats no solace. As Google Earth is designed to run under Windows, I have reinstalled Wine, but that didn't solve the problem. I think Google Earth is waiting for some connection he cannot get, but thats only a guess. It seems the problem is already solved many times, but how have they done it?
 
Old 11-17-2007, 04:49 AM   #2
Guttorm
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Distribution: Debian and Ubuntu
Posts: 1,291

Rep: Reputation: 332Reputation: 332Reputation: 332Reputation: 332
Hi

Are you using the Windows version with Wine? If you are, I suggest downloading and installing the Linux version.

I've heard that it uses an embedded version of Wine, so it doesn't matter what kind of version of Wine you have installed.

Another hint for programs that wont behave and don't give error messages, is to not start the program by clicking on the shortcut, but instead to open a terminal and run a command to start it instead. If you examine the shortcut, you can find out which command is used to start the application.

Often you get tons of error messages and warnings in the terminal window. If you can't figure out what they mean, try to Google them, or post in some forum like LQ.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 08:20 PM   #3
Herman Degenhart
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Amsterdam/Holland
Distribution: Medibuntu
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guttorm View Post
Hi

Are you using the Windows version with Wine? If you are, I suggest downloading and installing the Linux version.

I've heard that it uses an embedded version of Wine, so it doesn't matter what kind of version of Wine you have installed.

Another hint for programs that wont behave and don't give error messages, is to not start the program by clicking on the shortcut, but instead to open a terminal and run a command to start it instead. If you examine the shortcut, you can find out which command is used to start the application.

Often you get tons of error messages and warnings in the terminal window. If you can't figure out what they mean, try to Google them, or post in some forum like LQ.
Dear Guttorm,
All software I use is downloaded from Synaptics. So Google Eath, Wine etc. These are always the latest version.
Herman DEgenhart.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Google earth oliv Linux - General 4 09-05-2009 11:53 PM
Google Earth itnaa Programming 3 10-16-2007 09:27 AM
Google Earth taj SUSE / openSUSE 1 08-20-2007 02:26 PM
Google Earth joint SUSE / openSUSE 2 10-27-2006 04:59 AM
Google Earth produces 'holes' in planet earth greengrocer Linux - Newbie 5 07-18-2006 10:57 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:32 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration