View Full Version : [ubuntu] Google Earth Troubles- think its graphics driver

February 4th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Hey all, I have been trying to use Google Earth, but whenever the program loads it automatically shuts off. I am using a Intel Chipset (Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller) for graphics. I would like to use GE in Linux. I have the Compiz Fusion Icon addon installed, and changed my 3d settings, but it does not work. Any suggestions?

February 4th, 2009, 06:52 PM
Which version did you install, and how?

February 4th, 2009, 09:54 PM
I am having a similar problem.
I'm not sure which version of GFoogle Earth it is, but the download was called GoogleEarthLinux.bin.
I followed instructions for installing a .bin file and it seemed to work ok.
However, when I try to run Google Earth, the program opens up, I see a small message at the bottom of my screen that says "initializing" and then the program (Google Earth) shuts down.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I am using an Nvidia video card and my 3D graphics seem to be working fine (3D cube, etc)

February 4th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Version 5.0 is not working at the moment.
I had problem with Google Earth in Synaptic Package Manager,
so I downloaded version 4.3 from Google site.
Before I installed it I deleted /home/my folder/.googleearth folder and
/opt/google-earth folder (using PCman filemanager as root)

Sudo -i /home/my folder/Desktop/googleearth-linux-plus-4.3.7284.3916.bin

February 5th, 2009, 08:18 AM
Thanks Ringi, I will try an earlier version.

February 5th, 2009, 09:48 PM
Hi Ringi,
I did the same and removed version 5, installed the previous version and it works fine.
Thanks again for your help