View Full Version : [ubuntu] Google earth very slow.

May 31st, 2010, 09:03 PM
I have my laptop partitioned between XP and Ubuntu with Google Earth on both.With Ubuntu when I open it,I get a message "Currently running Google Earth in 'Open GL' with software emulation" and the info. that it will work in that mode,but very slowly!,and it does. I am advised to upgrade the graphics card driver.
What does this mean? Is it just something on the Ubuntu partition?, I cannot see that it means on the PC as it is perfectly OK on the XP partition.

May 31st, 2010, 09:06 PM
1. go to System/Admin/Hardware Drivers and install the needed drivers (if there are none, i'm not sure about that)
2. in Google Earth, turn off atmosphere (makes it run much faster)

June 1st, 2010, 11:11 AM
Thanks werecatomega, unfortunately under Hardware drivers I get none installed!!