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Old 10-23-2006, 05:24 PM   #1
oliv
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Google earth


Has anyone succeed to successfully run google earth on linux. Google propose a version for linux, but in my case it has severe refreshing problem which make it almost unusable and moreover the earth image is often shifted so that it is not enterly visible.

I have opengl with directed rendering enabled and I use the correct driver for my video card (i810); my video card is the following:

00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
 
Old 10-23-2006, 05:41 PM   #2
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What's the output of "glxinfo | grep direct"?
 
Old 10-24-2006, 07:15 AM   #3
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What's the output of "glxinfo | grep direct"?
[xxx@xxx ~]$ glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: Yes

As you see the direct rendering is enabled. Now I have tried to use the vesa interface (so no direct rendering, etc...). The earth is then properly positioned and the refreshing problems have disappeard; but it is, as expected, too slow. But this show that the problems probably doesn't reside in the application itself but with my direct rendering GL driver (but glxgears run properly). If any one with the same or similar video card than me have had success to run google earth, I would be very pleased to know.

My system configuration:

OS: Slackware 11.0
xorg: 6.9.0
video card: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
 
Old 10-24-2006, 05:44 PM   #4
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Hm... that's odd. I can get it working with that setup. Then again, I've never tried Slack 11.
 
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I an running Ubunto 9.04 with an Intel 915G graphics chipset. 3d applications work fine, but Google Earth is unusably slow for me too.

output of glxinfo:
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 915G GEM 20090712 200902 x86/MMX/SSE2

The "Device" section from Xorg.conf is
Driver "intel"
Option "AccelMethod" "UXA"
Option "EXAOptimizeMigration" "true"
Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy"
Option "Tiling" "true"
VideoRam 261888

and /etc/environment has
INTEL_BATCH="1"

Any ideas?
-- Plaid
 
  


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