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Old 01-22-2011, 01:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy Google Earth loads but graphics shatter during zoom


I am running ubuntu 10.10 (64 bit) and have an ATI Radeon 200m onboard graphics card. I have completed the online instructions for installation see following link.

http://www.liberiangeek.net/2010/09/...erick-meerkat/

Google earth loads but the video shatters when you zoom into a location rendering the image completely unrecognizable. I need GE to work properly. Is this a GE porblem or a ATI graphics problem. Any ideas? Solutions?
 
Old 01-23-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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What exactly to you mean by "shatter"? A screenshot might help.

Also, does this happen when Google Earth is doing the zooming (as when you use the search window to tell it to "zoom to" a location) or when you are zooming the view with the mouse or both?

When I zoom my Google Earth, the graphics sometimes take some seconds to recover and reload from the Google server.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 10:35 PM   #3
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Screen shot of google earth

Here is a screenshot of GE behavior. Now, the program crashes before I can clearly show the "shattering effect" during zoom (with mouse wheel, double click, or with sidebar). Before GE did not crash; rather, the map images progressively became unrecognizable. You can see the beginning of this effect along the edges of the screenshot. I am not running any proprietary drivers for ATI as it was not suggested when I installed Ubuntu 10.10. Hope this helps.
 
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I could not see the link to the screen shot.

It does, though, sound like a video driver problem, but I'm not an GE or video expert, I'm just another user. I was hoping a screenshot would enable someone more knowledgeable than I to help you out.

I've had my own problems with GE on Ubuntu, but they turned out to be permissions problems from the install (freaky--never happened on Slackware or Debian, just on Ubunutu) that a chmod fixed.

If there are proprietary ATI drivers available in the repos, I'd recommend trying them out. GE demands a lot more from your video card than do most programs.

Wish I could help more.
 
  


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