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    google earth ;(

    I downloaded and installed google earth in a version which is supposed to be linux friendly. When I try to start it up I get a message saying my video card won't work. ANyone else run into this. I'm running ubuntu on a toshiba satalite S3o74 laptop. Anyone have any thoughts.
    Last edited by oldos2er; September 22nd, 2013 at 05:30 PM. Reason: Language

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    Re: google earth ;(

    What video card? Which version of Ubuntu?

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    Re: google earth ;(

    I have the same problem with my Intel 945GME Graphics card. however, the older google earth version is working fine.
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    Re: google earth ;(

    I am using Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS
    here is all the info from the terminal that seems to relate to graphics

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    Memory at d0300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    I/O ports at 1800 [size=8]
    Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at d0400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
    Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: intelfb, i915

    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff00
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Memory at d0380000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    Thanks.

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    Re: google earth ;(

    I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and I can not install Google Earth as it says an error about (ia-32 libs) and the version of Google Earth is 64-bit.
    I'm looking for ideas about this problem with the ia-32 error when its a 64-bit software.

    I don't know why it removed it from my computer to begin with.

    Harold

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    Smile Re: google earth ;(

    Quote Originally Posted by wheelie207 View Post
    I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and I can not install Google Earth as it says an error about (ia-32 libs) and the version of Google Earth is 64-bit.
    I'm looking for ideas about this problem with the ia-32 error when its a 64-bit software.

    I don't know why it removed it from my computer to begin with.

    Harold
    Hey wheelie207,

    I was having the same problems with Google Earth on 13.10 x64, due to ia32-libs no longer being supported but Google Earth relying upon it. I found a solution on the forum which will enable you and others using x64 systems to install Google Earth.

    I know it's a bit of fussing but if you follow each step exactly, you will have Google Earth working again.

    Thanks goes to mc4man for his instructions, I've followed them to the letter and I have Google Earth installed and working perfectly.

    Google Earth Build Package

    Download Google Earth x64 .DEB

    Open Terminal, Copy & Paste Following Command And Press Enter

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 lsb-core
    Open Downloads Folder

    Right Click On Google Earth .DEB Package & Select Extract Here

    Click On Debian Folder

    Right Click on Control & Select Open In Gedit

    Remove The Whole Line Containing

    Depends: lsb-core (>= 3.2), ia32-libs

    Now Click Save, & Exit Control File

    Now Delete The Original Google Earth .DEB Package You Downloaded

    Create A Folder called getfix, Now Move The Extracted Google Earth Folder Into The getfix Folder

    Now You Are Going To Rebuild The Google Earth .DEB Package

    Open Terminal, Copy & Paste Following Command & Press Enter

    Code:
    dpkg -b /home/yourname/Downloads/getfix/google-earth-stable_current_amd64
    Once You Have Done That, Back In Terminal Copy & Paste The Following Command

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i /home/yourname/Downloads/getfix/google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb
    The Repackaged Google Earth Will Now Be Installed.
    Last edited by scouser73; October 17th, 2013 at 10:53 PM.

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    Re: google earth ;(

    That was great, works perfect. Thanks...
    We'll have to pass this info around so others can run google earth.

    Harold

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