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Old 06-14-2006, 04:35 PM   #1
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Google Earth for Linux Has Been Released


http://earth.google.com/earth4.html

There is a list of distros it is known to work with (and I can add Slackware to that list).

This blog link has installation instructions.

The Register and Ars Technica both have articles on it.

I can say that it runs very smoothly and I don't think that anything has been cut out - it's the same as the Windows/Mac version,as far as I know.
 
Old 06-15-2006, 06:45 AM   #2
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Alas, Google Earth is totally proprietary...
 
Old 06-15-2006, 09:08 AM   #3
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I had a problem installing this. It did not detect my X11 session running even though I was running this install via Gnome via "Vesa" drivers on my high end Dell work station.

Here is what I did...Please help!

Code:
cwilliams@cwilliams:~/Desktop$ ls -lh
total 17M
-rw-r--r-- 1 cwilliams cwilliams 4.0K 2006-04-21 22:02 gnome-terminal.desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 cwilliams cwilliams  17M 2006-06-15 10:02 GoogleEarthLinux.bin
-rw------- 1 cwilliams cwilliams  194 2006-06-06 13:48 pback.desktop
cwilliams@cwilliams:~/Desktop$ chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
cwilliams@cwilliams:~/Desktop$ ls -lh
total 17M
-rw-r--r-- 1 cwilliams cwilliams 4.0K 2006-04-21 22:02 gnome-terminal.desktop
-rwxr-xr-x 1 cwilliams cwilliams  17M 2006-06-15 10:02 GoogleEarthLinux.bin
-rw------- 1 cwilliams cwilliams  194 2006-06-06 13:48 pback.desktop
cwilliams@cwilliams:~/Desktop$ su
Password:
cwilliams:/home/cwilliams/Desktop# ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.0.1563..................................................................
You don't see to be running an X server (no DISPLAY set).
Google Earth and its installer both require X11.
Aborting...
 
Old 06-16-2006, 04:27 AM   #4
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It doesn't go further than the splash screen No terminal error message, nothing.

CPU peaks at 100% and stays there. No data transfer on the network worth mentioning. RAM stays stable though. It can't be a hardware-related thing: Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.6 GHz, 512MB DDRAM, 256K DSL (Which will render the program a bit slower with loading data, but it should work nevertheless), NVidia GeForce FX5200 (128MB) with installed and working driver, running on Xorg 7.0

Kernel problem maybe? Or Xorg? Thanks for any help

-A
 
Old 06-16-2006, 07:19 AM   #5
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Do oyu get any output on the terminal if you start it from there? I do recall that the first run is slow as it is setting things up.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 07:48 AM   #6
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No, absolutely nothing. And I waited a VERY long time. I might as well leave it again for half an hour and see what happens..

-A
 
Old 06-16-2006, 03:12 PM   #7
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Just a side note.
Ahmed, I love your sig. LOL!
 
Old 06-16-2006, 06:42 PM   #8
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Just a side note.
Ahmed, I love your sig. LOL!
Cheers mate =)

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Old 06-16-2006, 07:35 PM   #9
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Carlwill, use sux instead of su... cwilliams has the X session running, not root.
 
Old 06-21-2006, 01:40 PM   #10
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I've just downloaded it. It installed just fine but as soon as I run it, both RAM and SWAP become full in no more than 15 seconds with the CPU being at 100% all the time! After a while, googleearth is killed by the kernel. What do I do now?
I have Pentium 4 2,4 Ghz, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB SWAP, running SUSE 10.0
 
Old 06-21-2006, 03:08 PM   #11
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Has anyone tried to remove this after the install? Is there a specific "uninstall" process? I hate apps that dump folders in your /home/user directory.
 
Old 06-21-2006, 05:53 PM   #12
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Rerun the install and you will get an uninstall option. Or so I believe.
 
Old 06-22-2006, 07:01 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Carlwill
Has anyone tried to remove this after the install? Is there a specific "uninstall" process? I hate apps that dump folders in your /home/user directory.
There is an uninstall shell script in the installation directory.
 
Old 07-06-2006, 10:49 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Carlwill
I hate apps that dump folders in your /home/user directory.
It is a little annoying that is plops stuff into /home, but on my second install of the app I changed the install dir so that it began with a '.', which of course made it invisible. You could probably also install it somewhere else, such as /opt, if use did so as root.

Crash Systems
 
Old 07-06-2006, 10:54 AM   #15
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I just want to remove this application which is not working..anyone know how to remove?
 
  


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