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blastradius 05-24-2008 02:00 AM

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

Takla 05-24-2008 05:42 AM

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.

blastradius 05-24-2008 06:13 AM

I have visual effects switched off already. It's strange that there are no errors.

jjtv 06-10-2008 03:24 AM

I have the same problem on ubuntu 7.10, with nvidia

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Originally Posted by blastradius (Post 3163246)
I have visual effects switched off already. It's strange that there are no errors.


alan_ri 06-10-2008 05:18 AM

Guys,install "ia32-libs"and "lib32nss-mdns"packages and please post if that helped.

blastradius 06-11-2008 12:57 AM

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Originally Posted by alan_ri (Post 3180209)
Guys,install "ia32-libs"and "lib32nss-mdns"packages and please post if that helped.

Already got the newest versions installed. Still no luck though.

elliott678 06-11-2008 01:00 AM

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.

blastradius 06-11-2008 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by elliott678 (Post 3181203)
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!

Tony Littlejohn 06-11-2008 01:19 PM

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

blastradius 06-11-2008 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Tony Littlejohn (Post 3181735)
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.

alan_ri 06-12-2008 03:13 AM

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.

jjtv 06-13-2008 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by alan_ri (Post 3182324)
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.

alan_ri 06-13-2008 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by jjtv (Post 3183859)
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

jjtv 06-14-2008 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by alan_ri (Post 3183898)
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.

alan_ri 06-15-2008 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by jjtv (Post 3184828)
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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