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macewan
December 31st, 2005, 04:36 PM
Just wanted to drop a note to say that I've gotten Google Earth working. Menu and nav* are all ****ed looking but it does work.

http://www.macewan.org/wp-content/images/GoogleEarthLinuxSmall.png (http://www.macewan.org/wp-content/images/GoogleEarthLinux.png)

somuchfortheafter
December 31st, 2005, 04:59 PM
umm any links on how-to's?

macewan
December 31st, 2005, 05:01 PM
http://www.flexion.org/site/index.php?gadget=StaticPage&action=Page&id=10

if you run into errors

http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3329

mcmuffy
December 31st, 2005, 07:15 PM
How did you get it to install? I keep stalling at en error saying the operating system is not supported even though I have set it to winxp as instructed.

EDIT : Scratch that. I found a hidden setting I missed. Works fine now except for the menus.

macewan
December 31st, 2005, 09:51 PM
It's pretty fun - would like to get the menus and navigation system working though

sinbad782
December 31st, 2005, 10:35 PM
It's a shame Google haven't ported this to Linux. It seems to run perfectly well in OpenGL mode under Windows and so I'm sure it would run fine under Linux. The same can be said for NASA's WorldWind software.

sinbad782
December 31st, 2005, 10:39 PM
It's strange as it seemed to start up and run fine (subject to graphical errors in the menus, tables etc.) using Wine .93 but ever since Wine .94 was released it won't start and just hangs at the splash screen. I then have to manually kill the wine processes to get rid of it.

The only other dialog I get is one asking if I would like to download and install the Mozilla ActiveX plugin - something I am rather dubious about - for all the usual reasons!

sapo
January 1st, 2006, 01:05 AM
It's a shame Google haven't ported this to Linux. It seems to run perfectly well in OpenGL mode under Windows and so I'm sure it would run fine under Linux. The same can be said for NASA's WorldWind software.
thats because google is becoming evil :(

mstlyevil
January 1st, 2006, 01:17 AM
Give Google time and they will develop a Linux native version.

mdbarton
January 11th, 2006, 09:43 AM
Give Google time and they will develop a Linux native version.

You could always give them some encouragement: http://earth.google.com/support/bin/request.py?contact_type=suggestion&submit=Continue

I've managed to get Google Earth working under wine (0.95), but it isn't as good as using it on windows (navigation is missing and fonts on place labels are terrible).

Found this https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Wine?highlight=%28wine%29
and this https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GoogleEarth helpful

emerick7
January 13th, 2006, 01:51 AM
I've been trying to follow the instructions on the wiki regarding the Google Earth install. I've installed wine and I'm able to download the DCOM98 exe, but then when I do the next step (WINEDLLOVERRIDES="ole32=n" wine DCOM98.EXE), it comes up with the error: "DCOM98 can only be installed on Windows 98. For Windows NT, please install latest service packs." What can I do to get around this?

jasay
January 13th, 2006, 02:39 AM
I hope they do make a linux version soon. Apparently they made a mac version (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/01/google-earth-in-mac-world-pc-too.html). They also claim that the mac user have given
more than a few "requests" so speak up everyone.

drizek
January 13th, 2006, 03:03 AM
just emailed em....

UbuWu
January 13th, 2006, 03:31 AM
so speak up everyone.

Google earth? WW2D runs on linux and it can view Earth, Moon and Mars!

http://ww2d.csoft.net/

engla
January 19th, 2006, 07:04 PM
I downloaded this one to my mac as soon as it was released.. but I really miss it on this Ubuntu desktop (pretty low-end, but what can't I do with ubuntu on it? [right-- browse the earth ])

Anyway, I noticed the mac version of Google Earth is not built with Cocoa, but is linked to libqt (included in the app package). Does this mean Google is preparing to release a Linux port and decided to save some work?

drizek
January 20th, 2006, 12:29 AM
but is linked to libqt (included in the app package). Does this mean Google is preparing to release a Linux port

id say that is a very strong sign. i imagine in the future they will jus switch to qt entirely and use it for linux, windows and osx.

macewan
January 30th, 2006, 10:58 PM
I've been trying to follow the instructions on the wiki regarding the Google Earth install. I've installed wine and I'm able to download the DCOM98 exe, but then when I do the next step (WINEDLLOVERRIDES="ole32=n" wine DCOM98.EXE), it comes up with the error: "DCOM98 can only be installed on Windows 98. For Windows NT, please install latest service packs." What can I do to get around this?

from command line type

winecfg

now select win98 from the drop down menu located towards the bottom of the screen.

sup
February 3rd, 2006, 12:29 PM
Hello, I followed the wiki entry about Google Earth and it was working, but then I upgraded to wine 0.9.6 and suddenly it wont start.
It gives this:

wine: Call from 0x7fca49b0 to unimplemented function usp10.dll.ScriptGetCMap, aborting

although I start it with WINEDLLOVERRIDES=\"ole32,usp10,msvcrt=n\"
aand I have got usp10.dll from windows in wine's system32 directory. Anyone here also encountered this error?

BLTicklemonster
February 3rd, 2006, 12:30 PM
Cool, thanks for the info!

sup
February 3rd, 2006, 03:16 PM
0.9.7. gives just the same result. I will probably try to reinstall everything...:-/

EDIT: I just used winecfg and set up google earth to use native windows ole32 and usp10 from there and it suddently works

krusbjorn
February 3rd, 2006, 03:20 PM
http://www.flashearth.com/

xmastree
February 5th, 2006, 11:10 AM
http://www.flashearth.com/
Great! I always wanted a black square in the top left corner of my browser window... :-k

macewan
February 5th, 2006, 01:10 PM
Great! I always wanted a black square in the top left corner of my browser window... :-k
same here

side note, before you can install dcom.exe you need to winecfg and set to win98.

krusbjorn
February 5th, 2006, 01:14 PM
Heh. It worked for me. I guess you have flash installed and working?

xmastree
February 5th, 2006, 01:21 PM
Well now you've got one! :-)
There is a menu on he left, if you click the arrow. But the contents are invisible...

I installed WW2D, it runs but it ain't google earth...

macewan
February 5th, 2006, 01:34 PM
for those installing google earth be sure to get google earth and install with wine before adding all the extra files.

BLTicklemonster
February 5th, 2006, 05:03 PM
A How to would be nice. I saw a link, but it says absolutely nothing about google earth. It did however have useful info concerning ther things, so I bookmarked it. Or did I miss a post somewhere along the way?


I would install ww2d, but upon looking at the page, I see where it says, "you will also need yada yada yada". Experience dictates that this will only result in utter frustration on my part. Learning to deal with the command line is one thing, but my sherlock holmes hat only comes out for certain reasons, and a program that I can't get in synaptic or terminal and have dependencies load automatically is not one of them. Nothing like spending hours tracking down why something won't install to make windows and it's 20 click installation (do you agree to the license agreement? -anyone ever say no?- Are you sure you wish to install this? -duh, no, I have no idea what I'm doing- Would you like to install this where stuff always goes? -no, I want to install it on my video card, stupid- etc etc etc) look almost palatable... don't flame me!!! I'm just making a point!

Okay, I'm done ranting, and I don't feel any better. What did I miss?

(Bah, I might go try later when I have time, lol)

BLTicklemonster
February 5th, 2006, 07:18 PM
New thing, or I would just edit my post...


In windows this is wierd, but not sure about in ubuntu, but bring up google earth, and search for washington dc. now once it zooms in, search for lincoln memorial, and see where it puts you. In windows, it's just east of Kungur. I had no idea that the Kunguranites even knew who Lincoln was, much less that they had a memorial to him... lol.

xmastree
February 6th, 2006, 12:49 AM
I would install ww2d, but upon looking at the page, I see where it says, "you will also need yada yada yada".It's not that bad.
I'm running 5.04 so YMMV. I have JRE and openGL installed already.
There are two packages you need to install. download the JOGL thing (open GL driver), and run it as root from a console by typing sudo java -jar JOGL-Inst-1.10.jar
It should install.
Then download and unpack ww2d-0.99.87.zip which gives you a folder (where you put it) containint two other folders (earth, global), and a jar file.
Run the jar file with java -jar WW2D.jar

It worked fine for me, just don't click the E in the top right corner... That crashes mine :rolleyes:

BLTicklemonster
February 6th, 2006, 02:07 AM
It's not that bad.
I'm running 5.04 so YMMV. I have JRE and openGL installed already.
There are two packages you need to install. download the JOGL thing (open GL driver), and run it as root from a console by typing sudo java -jar JOGL-Inst-1.10.jar
It should install.
Then download and unpack ww2d-0.99.87.zip which gives you a folder (where you put it) containint two other folders (earth, global), and a jar file.
Run the jar file with java -jar WW2D.jar

It worked fine for me, just don't click the E in the top right corner... That crashes mine :rolleyes:
Dude, never tell me not to click the e thing... that's gonna pester the dickens outta me.

So did you try the lincoln memorial?

xmastree
February 6th, 2006, 03:44 AM
So, go ahead and click it... :rolleyes:

Accorting to the text (at the bottom of the screen) It's for Export. Presumably exports a screenshot. What it does for me is crashes the app.. In fact, before I saw the text I thought the E was short for Exit.

xmastree
February 10th, 2006, 04:08 PM
Well, I've been messing with WW2D, and Ihave to say, whilst the interface is similar to google Earth, the resolution sucks.

Compare and contrast.

Mumbai, India.

WW2D's version:
6008

And now, Google maps' version:
6007

However, with Google Maps you can zoom in much further.
Just at the top of that high-res section is that place where they tear apart old ships.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=mumbai&t=k&ll=18.97232,72.851779&spn=0.003318,0.006748&t=k

Ok, so google maps doesn't have the slick interface, but the detail is there...