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    Re: Google Earth 6 - those terrible fonts!

    Quote Originally Posted by pros View Post
    googlearth 6 font rendering issue

    Solved in LUCID 64bit

    Move to a different location or simply delete following files

    /opt/google/earth/free/libQtWebKit.so.4
    /opt/google/earth/free/libQtNetwork.so.4
    /opt/google/earth/free/libQtGui.so.4
    /opt/google/earth/free/libQtCore.so.4

    Now you need some 32 bit packages that you can find in http://packages.ubuntu.com/
    install libfreeimage3 32 bit- libfreeimage3_3.10.0-2_i386.deb (uncompress i386 deb and copy in /usr/lib32 following files: libfreeimage.so.3, libfreeimage-3.10.0.so, libfreeimageplus.so.3, libfreeimageplus-3.10.0.so)

    install libphonon4_4.6.2-0ubuntu5.2_i386.deb (uncompress i386 deb and copy in /usr/lib32 following files: libphonon.so.4, libphonon.so.4.4, libphonon.so.4.4.0 and finally put in /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/designer file libphononwidgets.so)

    change last line of /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth to

    export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libfreeimage.so.3
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib32:.:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./googleearth-bin "$@"
    Worked great for me with Google Earth 6.1.0.4857 Beta and Linux Mint 11.10 64-Bit - so many thanks! Obviously the exact lib names varied slightly with being on Oneiric, but the basic procedure was correct - I just pasted whatever I'd got from the relevant .deb files into the relevant folders. Also, I didn't have a libphononwidgets.so, but it didn't seem to matter...

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Google Earth 6 - those terrible fonts!

    Sorry - duplicate post due to slow connection!

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    Re: Google Earth 6 - those terrible fonts!

    Just switched to Ubuntu and even with ubuntu unleashed book to my side I am still struggling to understand how to get things done.

    I am using 11.10 and trying to fix the GE font issue. You have lost me in the quote below. Any assist would be very apprciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by gongyiliao View Post
    For those who are using amd64 platform:

    In fact, you can just

    install the 32-bit version of libfreeimage3 under /usr/lib32

    then modified your last line of /usr/bin/google-earth as:

    export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libfreeimage.so.3
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib32:.:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./googleearth-bin "$@"

    then you have everything:

    1. nice anti-alias fonts in GE6
    2. GE6 shows Chinese, Japanese, Korean properly.
    3. add your findings here.

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    Re: Google Earth 6 - those terrible fonts!

    Quote Originally Posted by ofrog21 View Post
    Just switched to Ubuntu and even with ubuntu unleashed book to my side I am still struggling to understand how to get things done.

    I am using 11.10 and trying to fix the GE font issue. You have lost me in the quote below. Any assist would be very apprciated.
    Hi Ofrog, and welcome to the forum

    This fonts issue on Google Earth has been problematical for many people, and on other distros as well as Ubuntu.

    Try this link, see if it helps:

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/01/h...6-2-on-ubuntu/

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    Re: Google Earth 6 - those terrible fonts!

    Quote Originally Posted by pros View Post
    googlearth 6 font rendering issue

    Solved in LUCID 64bit

    Move to a different location or simply delete following files

    /opt/google/earth/free/libQtWebKit.so.4
    /opt/google/earth/free/libQtNetwork.so.4
    /opt/google/earth/free/libQtGui.so.4
    /opt/google/earth/free/libQtCore.so.4

    Now you need some 32 bit packages that you can find in http://packages.ubuntu.com/
    install libfreeimage3 32 bit- libfreeimage3_3.10.0-2_i386.deb (uncompress i386 deb and copy in /usr/lib32 following files: libfreeimage.so.3, libfreeimage-3.10.0.so, libfreeimageplus.so.3, libfreeimageplus-3.10.0.so)

    install libphonon4_4.6.2-0ubuntu5.2_i386.deb (uncompress i386 deb and copy in /usr/lib32 following files: libphonon.so.4, libphonon.so.4.4, libphonon.so.4.4.0 and finally put in /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/designer file libphononwidgets.so)

    change last line of /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth to

    export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libfreeimage.so.3
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib32:.:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./googleearth-bin "$@"
    Worked great on 11.10 64bit
    Note: couldn't find file
    /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/designer file libphononwidgets.so

    Thank you!

    Edit: Google Earth version is 6.2.1.6014 (beta)
    Last edited by AndresChort; March 1st, 2012 at 03:38 AM.

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    Re: Google Earth 6 - those terrible fonts!

    Quote Originally Posted by pros View Post
    googlearth 6 font rendering issue

    Solved in LUCID 64bit

    Move to a different location or simply delete following files

    /opt/google/earth/free/libQtWebKit.so.4
    /opt/google/earth/free/libQtNetwork.so.4
    /opt/google/earth/free/libQtGui.so.4
    /opt/google/earth/free/libQtCore.so.4

    Now you need some 32 bit packages that you can find in http://packages.ubuntu.com/
    install libfreeimage3 32 bit- libfreeimage3_3.10.0-2_i386.deb (uncompress i386 deb and copy in /usr/lib32 following files: libfreeimage.so.3, libfreeimage-3.10.0.so, libfreeimageplus.so.3, libfreeimageplus-3.10.0.so)

    install libphonon4_4.6.2-0ubuntu5.2_i386.deb (uncompress i386 deb and copy in /usr/lib32 following files: libphonon.so.4, libphonon.so.4.4, libphonon.so.4.4.0 and finally put in /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/designer file libphononwidgets.so)

    change last line of /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth to

    export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libfreeimage.so.3
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib32:.:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./googleearth-bin "$@"
    Many thanks pros, worked great.

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    Re: Google Earth 6 - those terrible fonts!

    Hello,

    Using this method to force using system libraries works great in 12.04 with googleearth-package installed (excepts that the GE library path are not in /opt)

    But the big problem is tat the "baloon tips" like panoramio images get broken... It seems that the software can't read images at all.

    Related to libreeimage? Anyone have a fix?

    Regards

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