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Old 02-21-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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How can I install Google earth 5


Hi,

Is it possible to install googl earth 5 on OpenSuse 11 running a Gnome platform. Or any other version of google earth on OpenSuse 11 running a Gnome platform.

Thank you in advance!
 
Old 02-21-2009, 04:42 PM   #2
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Yes, if you have the linux version.

http://dl.google.com/earth/client/cu...EarthLinux.bin
 
Old 02-21-2009, 05:10 PM   #3
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Yep, the Linux version of Google Earth is very easy to install and use.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 05:51 PM   #4
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I have successfully installed Google Earth 5 in Opensuse 11.1 with KDE 3.5. I think using Gnome does not make a problem, since Google Earth can be installed even in CentOS or Ubuntu, typically running Gnome by default.

After downloading the installer, just do (as root)
Code:
# chmod 744 GoogleEarthLinux.bin
# ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Upon first start up, I received the error:
Code:
./googleearth-bin: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libssl.so.0.9.8: undefined symbol: EVP_camellia_128_cbc
a simple workaround is to rename the libcrypto.so provided by googleearth, from which libssl.so depends. Just do
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# cd /opt/google-earth
# mv libcrypto.so.0.9.8 libcrypto.so.0.9.8.dummy
and the trick is done!
 
Old 02-22-2009, 10:07 AM   #5
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Hi Guys,

Thank you for your help! I have installed and it is working.

When I start google earth it says, apparently I am running google earth on 'openGl' with software emulation. It recommends me to upgrade the graphics card driver. Any idea how I do that. How can I find out what graphics card I have without opening the computer?

Cheers,
 
Old 02-22-2009, 11:35 AM   #6
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First try (as root) the command lspci -v and scroll up to the "VGA compatible controller" section. Another chance, if installed, is the command lshw.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 05:27 PM   #7
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Hi Thank you for that. I managed to get some details, Should I open a different thread to find out what I need from there and how do I look for driver Upgrades. The following is what I got from the lspci command if you can shed any light on it for me.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Geforce 9600 GT 512mb (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 827c
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
Memory at f6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at f4000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at b000 [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at f7000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [68] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel modules: nvidiafb

Thank you again for your help!
Cheers,
 
Old 02-23-2009, 05:41 PM   #8
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On my Notebook (Sony Vaio) I have Opensuse 11.1 and NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600. I have installed the proprietary driver downloaded from NVIDIA site and it runs without a glitch. You can download it starting from this page and selecting GeForce 9M Series as Product.

Before proceeding, make a backup copy of /etc/X11/xorg.conf, since this fundamental file will be changed by the NVIDIA installer. If something goes wrong, you can always restore it to the previous status.

To install the driver, you have to make the downloaded file executable. Then stop the X server (for example using the command init 3 as root) and run the installer. Answer yes to all the questions, then restart the X server when finished (or reboot the machine) and the trick is done.

Also check and follow instructions on this page, specific for Opensuse.
 
Old 02-24-2009, 10:28 AM   #9
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Hi again, Thank you for being patient with me! Sorry this is post is a bit lengthy. I ran into a series of errors which I have listed below.

But before that, my hunch is these errors could be because I did not do one thing you asked me to do because I did not know how to. You mentioned, "To install the driver, you have to make the downloaded file executable" I do not know how to do that. But the NVIDIA web site did not say that, it only asked me to enter the following command, "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.29.pkg2.run". That is exactly what I did as root after stopping the X server (init 3). Now to the error messages;

1. No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel: would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel from the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? = OK

2. No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site: this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for your kernel. = OK

3. Unable to find the development tool 'cc' in your path; please make sure that you have the package 'gcc' installed. If 'gcc' is installed on your system, then please check that 'cc' is in your path.

4. Installation failed!

Apart from number 4, I did not understand any of the other errors, specially what are cc and gcc? Please help if possible.

Cheers,
 
Old 02-24-2009, 02:13 PM   #10
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yaarappa,

Make sure you have "gcc" installed on your system. Also, you would be needing the kernel source (corresponding to your current kernel version) installed before compiling those official NVIDIA drivers. The kernel source is usually available with name like "kernel-source-xxx".

For example, check this:
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i586.rpm.html

To know what kernel version you are using, issue the command:
Quote:
uname -r
In most probability, you'll find your kernel source package (RPM) in the CD/DVD from which you installed your distro (openSuSE, perhaps?).

Last edited by anurag_bhd; 02-24-2009 at 02:16 PM.
 
Old 02-25-2009, 05:26 PM   #11
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1. No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel: would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel from the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? = OK

2. No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site: this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for your kernel. = OK

3. Unable to find the development tool 'cc' in your path; please make sure that you have the package 'gcc' installed. If 'gcc' is installed on your system, then please check that 'cc' is in your path.

4. Installation failed!
The first two errors are the normal behaviour: you have to reply YES to when prompted. Then the installer will simply build the nvidia module on your computer. In order to do that, it needs a valid C compiler and the kernel sources/headers.

Use Yast software manager to install these requirements. In particular from the drop down menu in the upper left corner, select "Filter: pattern", scroll down the list and check "Base Development" and "Linux Kernel Developement". Click on accept and wait for completion.

After that you will have all the basic tools for compiling applications from source (included the GNU-C compiler, gcc) and the kernel sources.

Then try the installation of the nvidia driver again. Don't worry about the permissions of the installer file. Running it using the sh command let you execute it even if it has not the executable permission. The command to make it executable is
Code:
chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.29.pkg2.run
in this way you can run it using
Code:
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.29.pkg2.run
but it is not mandatory. You can stick with the sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.29.pkg2.run without any problem.
 
Old 02-25-2009, 06:40 PM   #12
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Hi, I am in deep trouble now

I installed through yast2; gcc, make, kernel-source and then executed in root, init 3 and sh NVIDA-Linux-x86_64-180.29-pkg2.run, afterwards it did many things on its own and finally said installation completed. All went pearshape after that when I re booted the system. I could not go into the login screen at all. The error messages were -

Failed to start the X server (your graphical interface) it is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem.

X Server output -

This is a pre release version of the x server from the X.Org foundation. It is not supported in any way.

X.org X server 1.4.0.90
release date: 5th september 2007
X protocol version 11, revision 0

My Operating system - linux-peze 2.6.25.20-0.1-default # 1 SMP

AS recommended I made a backup copy of the xorg.conf on my desktop. If this is copied back will it solve the problem? If so how do I do it? Because all I can see is a DOS type screen I do not know the commands to do any thing as I am new to Linux.

If not if I do the installation again will I loose my files and other installed programmes?

How do I take a backup on to a DVD of all my files?

Please help?
 
Old 02-25-2009, 08:15 PM   #13
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There is no need to reinstall !

I think the installer didn't configure the xorg correctly.
In the command prompt (text mode, or DOS if you wish) login
with root and run the following command:

Code:
nvidia-xconfig
This will reconfigure the X and then type "init 5" to go to the graphical login screen.
 
Old 02-25-2009, 09:04 PM   #14
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Hi Thanks,

When I typed the command it said the back up copy was restored but 'init 5' did not give any response. So I re booted the system still the same.

Please help!
 
Old 02-25-2009, 09:53 PM   #15
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Ok, try to configure it with sax2:

Code:
sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia
If that didn't help, post your xorg.conf file here, so we can have some more details.


All the best.
 
  


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