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Old 09-01-2009, 09:41 PM   #1
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How do I start GoogleEarth on slackware64-13?


After installing the package with sbopkg, if I try to execute googleearth, I get this message:

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/usr/bin/googleearth: line 49: /opt/GoogleEarth/googleearth-bin: No such file or directory
/usr/bin/googleearth: line 49: /opt/GoogleEarth/googleearth-bin: Success
and GoogleEarth doesn't start.

What am I missing or doing the wrong way?

Thank you!
 
Old 09-01-2009, 10:44 PM   #2
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sbopkg has options to "just build", and "build and install"
Look in /usr/bin for GoogleEarth.
If it's not there then look in /tmp
If it's in /tmp just install it if you could not find it in /usr/bin.
The 1st time you run GoogleEarth it takes awhile to start.

If it's installed you should have an icon in the internet section of the K-menu.
the command:
googleearth
will also start it.
hope this helps.

Last edited by slackass; 09-01-2009 at 10:48 PM.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 12:24 AM   #3
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Google Earth is 32-bit only. You will need the 32 bit compatibility packages. You can follow Alien Bob's guide to do that:

http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...kware:multilib
 
Old 09-02-2009, 12:39 AM   #4
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if you don't have at hand a slackware mirror to convert packages and you need prebuilt ones, have a look also here (alienbob built them from a fresh slackware 13 32bit)

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Old 09-02-2009, 04:57 AM   #5
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Google Earth is 32-bit only. You will need the 32 bit compatibility packages. You can follow Alien Bob's guide to do that:

http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...kware:multilib
Ohh, I see. So there are two possibilities: a) Wait until they lunch a 64 bit version or install multilib. In that case (multilib) How do I have to install GoogleEarth after installing multilib? Can I install it with sbopkg directly and it will work?

Thanks for all the help given.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 05:03 AM   #6
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After going multilib, I think it would work also with the package you have installed already.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 06:51 AM   #7
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After going multilib, I think it would work also with the package you have installed already.
Thanks for your answer!
After installing multilib, it doesn't work either. I've installed it through sbopkg again and nothing. How did you guys install it?

Thanks again,
 
Old 09-02-2009, 07:31 AM   #8
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Thanks for your answer!
After installing multilib, it doesn't work either. I've installed it through sbopkg again and nothing. How did you guys install it?
You really need to do exactly what alein Bobs slack document says to do. trust me it works and has been tested for a long time. then install google to default /opt.
This problem is not slackwares it is the google problem. I run a true 64bit I also have slack13 in 32 bit. would rather keep them separate.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 10:21 AM   #9
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After installing Google Earth, I made the following steps:

cd /opt/google-earth/
wget http://librarian.launchpad.net/7037027/libGL.so.1 -O libGL.so.1

Now, google earth starts but it shows no map. What I mean is that te portion of the screen that shows the world (planisphere) is grey and shows no images. The rest seems to work fine.

My graphic card is nVidia 7300gt. nvidia driver was installed. Do I need to enable "DRI" or something like that to xorg.conf?

Thank you!
 
Old 09-02-2009, 12:35 PM   #10
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Just a shot in the dark, but:
Did you "re-install the nvidia driver" after installing multi-lib?
 
Old 09-02-2009, 12:56 PM   #11
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Generally question for slackware64_13:
Missing rar program for 64bit!!!!!!!!
where i copy the libflashplayer.so for firefox??????(...in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugin doesn't work,either to $HOME/.mozilla/plugins )
 
Old 09-02-2009, 02:38 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by glore2002 View Post
After installing Google Earth, I made the following steps:

cd /opt/google-earth/
wget http://librarian.launchpad.net/7037027/libGL.so.1 -O libGL.so.1

Now, google earth starts but it shows no map. What I mean is that te portion of the screen that shows the world (planisphere) is grey and shows no images. The rest seems to work fine.

My graphic card is nVidia 7300gt. nvidia driver was installed. Do I need to enable "DRI" or something like that to xorg.conf?

Thank you!
I agree with slackass, you should recompile and reinstall your video drivers after changing to multilib. You don't need to download that libGL file (I recommend that you delete it to). I'm running slack64 13.0 and after following Alien's guide Google Earth is working perfectly well. I didn't download any extra files, just used the slackbuilds.org installation.

Edit: @mpregos: There should be a rar extractor at slackbuilds.org, try that (I know I have one ). /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ should be OK for installing flash player, make sure you get the 64 bit version.

Last edited by Ilgar; 09-02-2009 at 02:42 PM.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 04:58 PM   #13
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Just a shot in the dark, but:
Did you "re-install the nvidia driver" after installing multi-lib?
Thanks!!!

Well, now, GoogleEarth works!

Once I installed multilib, I reinstalled nvidia driver and then I uninstalled and reinstalled (with sbopkg) googleearth. Now it runs fine.
 
  


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