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Old 09-15-2017, 01:21 PM   #1
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GoogleEarth 64 in SW14.2 64 not starting


I know there are many threads about this but it don't help me atm..

I have a new SW14.2 64 install incl updates within 14.2 (not current)
Same machine as my SW14.2 32.

But I can't get Google Earth to work. It starts the frame with menues etc, but without the earth. I get no errors when starting from terminal.
I've installed the 64-bit version as on Slackbuilds.org with symlinks etc

Everything else works, like sound, video, streaming, internet and no firewall is blocking. Glxinfo and glxgears says it's ok. (same as in SW14.2 32)
Atm I'm in the following groups: users disk lp wheel floppy audio video cdrom slocate pulse plugdev power netdev scanner

(I also have x264 and ffmpeg installed)

What am I missing?
 
Old 09-15-2017, 02:58 PM   #2
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It's a pain, isn't it? The one that stopped me was a symlink
/lib64/ld-lsb-x86-64.so.3 -> /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2, and/or it's 32-bit counterpart
/lib/ld-lsb.so -> ld-2.26.so.

I also updated mesa, and found GE to be fussy about libGL stuff. So these went in in /opt/google/earth/free
Code:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   176920 Aug 26 18:54 libEGL.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root        9 Aug 26 19:37 libEGL.so.1 -> libEGL.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   422392 Aug 26 18:54 libGL.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root        8 Aug 26 18:56 libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    30360 Aug 26 18:54 libGLESv2.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       12 Aug 26 19:37 libGLESv2.so.2 -> libGLESv2.so
They are mesa-11.x libs off the slackware dvd. I'm not sure I still need them, but the right version is necessary.

Lastly, I'd check the output of this command, which should be nothing
Code:
ldd  /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth-bin |grep found
 
Old 09-15-2017, 03:27 PM   #3
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I installed Google Earth using sbopkg in a x86_64 Slackware 14.2 fresh virtual machine.
(https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1.../google-earth/)

Then I followed the read me and did the following as root, for a 64 bit system:

Code:
ln -sf /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 /lib64/ld-lsb-x86-64.so.3
mv /etc/fonts/conf.d/65-fonts-persian.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/65-fonts-persian.conf.old
Google Earth just works.

As suggested by business_kid, with a small change, executing...
Code:
ldd  /opt/google/earth/pro/googleearth-bin |grep found
..should provide no output.
 
Old 09-15-2017, 06:44 PM   #4
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Thanks mralk3 & business_kid!

But:
Yes that's exactly what I did, compiled and installed and made the sym links and removed the Persian fonts as in Slackbuilds.org

ldd /opt/google/earth/pro/googleearth-bin |grep found
give me no output.

"I also updated mesa, and found GE to be fussy about libGL stuff. So these went in in /opt/google/earth/free "
If necessary it really should be stated as a dependency, or?
Or what do you mean with updated mesa?
Everything is 14.2 but not current

I've installed GE "100's" of times in 32-bit version with no problem but now I'm in 64...
 
Old 09-16-2017, 03:53 AM   #5
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If yopu on 14.2 but not current your mesa is fine.
 
Old 09-17-2017, 11:27 AM   #6
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Well, it drives me mad, it's still not working...

I've reinstalled several times and removed orphan dir's
Graphics and network seems OK, firwall off

GE starts but never comes past the splash screen, it leaves me with a GE frame with menu etc
But it's kind of transparent, you'll see programs and desktop under.
The lower Tour bar is floating.

Starting from terminal it gives me no error, it just stops there

Clicking on "Sightseeing tour" tell me to:
"Make sure 3D Buildings layer is checked <"
But it's already checked


As said before, everything with sound, graphics, streaming etc seems to work the same as in my SW14.2 32-bit version

Maybe it's not a GE problem at all, but what else can it be?
Is it my Intel graphics card using i915 ?
But it works fine in 32-bit
I really can't sort this out

What am I missing? Very little hair left now...
 
Old 09-17-2017, 12:03 PM   #7
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In your 32 bit machine, does it use the same graphic card (Intel) ?
 
Old 09-17-2017, 12:34 PM   #8
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A little off topic, what's the difference using GE installed versus just on the web? I don't use it but looked good enough on the web.
 
Old 09-17-2017, 12:59 PM   #9
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In your 32 bit machine, does it use the same graphic card (Intel) ?
Yes everything is the same, same computer, withe same HD etc
It's a triple boot SW14.2-32, SW14.2-64, Win7
 
Old 09-17-2017, 01:03 PM   #10
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A little off topic, what's the difference using GE installed versus just on the web? I don't use it but looked good enough on the web.
I don't know how to pin and save places etc on the web
And all layers etc, is it possible on the web? I don't know.
 
Old 10-10-2017, 04:50 AM   #11
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Some news:
Solved? Not really but:
I managed to find an older version of GE 7.1.8.3036, it installs and start just fine!
So I'm at least half-happy now, I'll try to stick with 64-bit now

But the latest 7.3.0.3832 does not start
Maybe I'll go and buy a new graphics card...
How many here have the GE pro 64-bit 7.3.0.3832 up and working?

The web version in GC is not an option
 
Old 10-10-2017, 06:03 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TLE View Post
Some news:
How many here have the GE pro 64-bit 7.3.0.3832 up and working?
Works fine here (using nvidia graphics though).

Interestingly I did a fresh download of google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb (wondering if there was a newer version) and when I converted & ran it, its Help/About window said
Code:
Google Earth Pro 7.3.0.3830 (64-bit)
i.e. older than the 7.3.0.3832 that I built over 6 weeks ago. Maybe they found a fault and removed 7.3.3832 and maybe you're experiencing that same fault.

chris
 
Old 10-10-2017, 06:41 AM   #13
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Works fine here (using nvidia graphics though).

Interestingly I did a fresh download of google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb (wondering if there was a newer version) and when I converted & ran it, its Help/About window said
Code:
Google Earth Pro 7.3.0.3830 (64-bit)
i.e. older than the 7.3.0.3832 that I built over 6 weeks ago. Maybe they found a fault and removed 7.3.3832 and maybe you're experiencing that same fault.

chris
Thanks for your help and input!
But this is strange, I still get the 7.3.0.3832 (b9d8281257b7ebf0dfac1ab1d3578681) when doing a fresh download, no 3830.
 
Old 10-10-2017, 07:17 AM   #14
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Interesting ...

p.s. I tried chris.willing's suggestion -- download the current version directly from google. Like TLE, I received the same version as the SBo downloaded and with the same results.

I built google-earth version 7.3.0.3832 from the SBo SlackBuild and followed the post-install instructions in the README.

The 64-bit /usr/bin/google-earth-pro crashes immediately after drawing a few windows on my Slackware64 14.2 Multilib System.

Konsole session and the crash log is below.

I did a removepkg and reversed the recommended changes and built the ARCH=i586 version.

The 32-bit version seems to work fine.

I've not thoroughly tested the 32-bit version, but I was able to execute /usr/bin/google-earth-pro in a Konsole ; log into a gmail account ; 'find' my house and exit the program without any messages on the screen at all.

-- kjh

This is the output when I tried to run the 64-bit 7.3.0.3832

Code:
$ /usr/bin/google-earth-pro &
Google Earth has caught signal 11.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Google Earth has crashed.
 This is a bug in the program, and should never happen under normal
 circumstances. A bug report and debugging data have been written
 to this text file:

    /home/konrad/.googleearth/crashlogs/crashlog-59dca3f3.txt

Please include this file if you submit a bug report to Google.
The crashlog:

Code:
$ cat /home/konrad/.googleearth/crashlogs/crashlog-59dca3f3.txt

Major Version 7
Minor Version 3
Build Number 0000
Build Date Aug 18 2017
Build Time 16:52:49
OS Type 3
OS Major Version 4
OS Minor Version 4
OS Build Version 91
OS Patch Version 0
Crash Signal 11
Crash Time 1507632115
Up Time 6.32824

Stacktrace from glibc:
/opt/google/earth/pro/libgoogleearth_pro.so(+0x23b650)[0x7f1327178650]
/opt/google/earth/pro/libgoogleearth_pro.so(+0x23b9bd)[0x7f13271789bd]
/lib64/libpthread.so.0(+0x113b0)[0x7f1327e533b0]
/usr/lib64/qt/lib/libQtGui.so.4(+0x1ed4ae)[0x7f11a74f14ae]
/usr/lib64/qt/lib/libQtGui.so.4(+0x86ab36)[0x7f11a7b6eb36]

Last edited by kjhambrick; 10-10-2017 at 07:19 AM. Reason: p.s.
 
Old 10-10-2017, 08:00 AM   #15
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Thanks for your help and input!
But this is strange, I still get the 7.3.0.3832 (b9d8281257b7ebf0dfac1ab1d3578681) when doing a fresh download, no 3830.
Sorry my mistake - my build picked a locally cached version rather than the newly downloaded one. The latest is the 7.3.0.3832 that you're using and it's working fine here.

I see kjhambrick had a problem with it when running multilib. Is yours a pure 64bit or multilib?

chris
 
  


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