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Old 05-24-2008, 03:00 AM   #1
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no 'Earth' on Google earth


I'm running Ubuntu Hardy 64bit with an ATI 9600 GFX card. Google earth installed fault free and when I clicked 'start' to run it for the first time everything looked fine.
The problem is now that I'm trying to run it again there's no Earth just a very faint starry background and no 'hub' to control anything. The starry background rotates smoothly so can't be 3D drivers. I've tried running from the menu and from terminal without success.


How do I get the thing to work?

Thanks

Eric

P.S. I'm using Gnome
 
Old 05-24-2008, 06:42 AM   #2
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googleearth doesn't always work well on desktops which use compositing (compiz/beryl and xfwm/metacity compositing). Probably if you switch off desktop effects it will work fine.
 
Old 05-24-2008, 07:13 AM   #3
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I have visual effects switched off already. It's strange that there are no errors.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 04:24 AM   #4
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I have the same problem on ubuntu 7.10, with nvidia

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I have visual effects switched off already. It's strange that there are no errors.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 06:18 AM   #5
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Guys,install "ia32-libs"and "lib32nss-mdns"packages and please post if that helped.
 
Old 06-11-2008, 01:57 AM   #6
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Guys,install "ia32-libs"and "lib32nss-mdns"packages and please post if that helped.
Already got the newest versions installed. Still no luck though.
 
Old 06-11-2008, 02:00 AM   #7
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You are looking at the sky, for some reason they made this the default on first start up, I believe you can switch to Earth view somewhere in the View menu.
 
Old 06-11-2008, 01:51 PM   #8
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You are looking at the sky, for some reason they made this the default on first start up, I believe you can switch to Earth view somewhere in the View menu.
Looked for it but can't find it anywhere!
 
Old 06-11-2008, 02:19 PM   #9
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I have Google Earth running now on Mandriva 2008.0 and there are two icons on the top bar. One looks like sunrise while the other shows a planet - saturn. Click on either one to get the desired result.

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Old 06-11-2008, 03:50 PM   #10
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I have Google Earth running now on Mandriva 2008.0 and there are two icons on the top bar. One looks like sunrise while the other shows a planet - saturn. Click on either one to get the desired result.

Tony Littlejohn

Nope, nothing there, bored of it now, back to Windows where it works. Sorry.
 
Old 06-12-2008, 04:13 AM   #11
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Well it's so easy to give up,isn't it? The problem looks like is related to new ATI drivers and solution is very simple.For all interested follow this link.
 
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Well it's so easy to give up,isn't it? The problem looks like is related to new ATI drivers and solution is very simple.For all interested follow this link.
Are you sure? Same thing happens on my NVidia machine.
 
Old 06-13-2008, 02:03 PM   #13
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Are you sure? Same thing happens on my NVidia machine.
What are the errors that you get?
See if something on this link will help you;http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat....page=0&fpart=3
 
Old 06-14-2008, 04:22 PM   #14
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What are the errors that you get?
See if something on this link will help you;http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat....page=0&fpart=3
I don't think it's a driver problem, because when I ran it for the first time, every thing is ok. The earth doesn't show up since the second time I ran it.
 
Old 06-15-2008, 01:36 PM   #15
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I don't think it's a driver problem, because when I ran it for the first time, every thing is ok. The earth doesn't show up since the second time I ran it.
Start it from the terminal and post the output.
 
  


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