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lastrite
June 13th, 2006, 01:05 AM
The linux version of google earth has just been released so heres how to get it!

1. Open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
2. Type in the following:


wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

The rest of the install is self explanatory, have fun!

Praxidike
June 13th, 2006, 08:44 PM
Wow, thanks. :)

I've been trying to get it working, new to Linux, was trying for ages with Wine, running the Windows version with no luck, this is much easier to install!! Although it's a little slow, maybe that's my drivers...

salomao
June 13th, 2006, 09:19 PM
Simple and efficient, works fine.
Thank you!

george_apan
June 14th, 2006, 12:21 AM
Now that it is installed how do you uninstall it?

ubunturules
June 14th, 2006, 12:36 AM
To uninstall Google Earth go to your home directory or wherever you installed Google Earth at. There should be a folder there called google-earth. Click on that folder and in it you should find a uninstall script.

David Valentine
June 14th, 2006, 02:46 AM
THANK YOU for posting this--this is great!!!

ishtvan222
June 14th, 2006, 03:20 AM
Wow, thank you Google. Just a week ago I was thinking about how cool it would be to have a Google Earth in Linux, now its a dream come true. Thanks for the howto.

MadL
June 14th, 2006, 04:04 AM
I can get Google Earth to start, but it always quits in the middle of setup, with this error message in the Terminal:




Installing desktop menu entries...
Error: Rage 128 timed out... exiting


Suggestions?

user1397
June 14th, 2006, 06:08 AM
sounds like a video card problem, what video card do you hav?

Praxidike
June 14th, 2006, 01:23 PM
Think I've got my drivers sorted out - it now runs smoothly (I said it ran slow in my post earlier)... but it crashes randomly, with no warnings. Any idea what the problem there is? Not a big deal, no problem to restart, just wondering what could cause it...

the_c
June 14th, 2006, 01:45 PM
Nice howto. Thank's! :-)

george_apan
June 14th, 2006, 02:29 PM
To uninstall Google Earth go to your home directory or wherever you installed Google Earth at. There should be a folder there called google-earth. Click on that folder and in it you should find a uninstall script.
The thing is I don't know where it is installed or the name of the script. I installed it using sudo and it probably went somewhere in my /usr directory but I don't know where...

edit: nevermind, I got it. It's in /usr/local/google-earth. Thanks!

Rizado
June 14th, 2006, 04:25 PM
Think I've got my drivers sorted out - it now runs smoothly (I said it ran slow in my post earlier)... but it crashes randomly, with no warnings. Any idea what the problem there is? Not a big deal, no problem to restart, just wondering what could cause it...If you run through a console you might see that a crash report is generated and where, then it'll be sent to google the next time you start google earth. It's still beta and is the first linux release so expect some crashes.

nickm
June 14th, 2006, 07:20 PM
is there a way to get it to show up in the menu?

simplyw00x
June 14th, 2006, 08:24 PM
is there a way to get it to show up in the menu?
Yes, yes there is.


sudo cp /usr/local/google-earth/googleearth.desktop /usr/share/applications/

nickm
June 14th, 2006, 08:26 PM
Thanks!

Hobitus
June 14th, 2006, 08:26 PM
Excellent, now i can see my city in Linux too :D

MadL
June 14th, 2006, 11:26 PM
sounds like a video card problem, what video card do you hav?

Looks like an ATI Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF

weijie90
June 15th, 2006, 04:17 AM
i have the same problem. Rage 128 timed out.
please help...

Shish
June 16th, 2006, 09:17 PM
Same here; and an opengl app I wrote myself no longer works either -- the kernel says

[drm:r128_cce_depth] *ERROR* r128_cce_depth called without lock held
[drm:r128_cce_idle] *ERROR* r128_cce_idle called without lock held

so it looks like one of opengl, X, or the kernel broke the r128 driver recently...

raduc
June 19th, 2006, 09:25 PM
Same problem here with an ATI Rage 128 (Fury Pro) card...

kreso
June 19th, 2006, 11:02 PM
I've got a stupid problem:

when i run googlearth it reports symlink: Permission denied??? running it as root works great, but still.

I debugged for a while and it seems that/usr/local/google-earth/googleearth-bin causes this fault?

UbuntuniX
June 19th, 2006, 11:20 PM
Thanks,
it can be useful at times :)

dsoria
June 19th, 2006, 11:46 PM
i've this error:

error code 29

"not connected to server"
"chek is your conection"

mm.. my connection is god! i can see the web pages, no problem!

help!

ripplez
June 20th, 2006, 09:49 AM
Fantastic double thank you

MetaMorfoziS
June 20th, 2006, 10:26 AM
I've got a stupid problem:

when i run googlearth it reports symlink: Permission denied??? running it as root works great, but still.

I debugged for a while and it seems that/usr/local/google-earth/googleearth-bin causes this fault?


sudo chmod 777 -R [or whatever] ~/.googleearth/

(Because you installed it with root rights, and after isntall you started it, and it creates the .googleearth directory with root rights, and the next start it can'T open it with normal user)

James_M
June 20th, 2006, 06:58 PM
I've got a little problem. I was able to download it just fine from terminal (Xubuntu), and it says it installs just fine (also in terminal), but then there's nothing for me to launch! How exactly do you turn it on, and how can I make Xubuntu stop opening the .bin file in the archive manager?

norv
June 20th, 2006, 11:34 PM
I get start-up crash using Dapper.
I tried running
export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.10
as described in the GoogleEarth README but that didn't help.
Problem may be Nvidia driver related as I have this video card
nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 4000 AGP 8x] (rev a4)
I don't have any special Nvidia drivers installed just vanilla Dapper install.

Neo40
June 21st, 2006, 02:44 AM
I can't figure out how to increase fonts in menu. They are too small and hard to read. Is there a way to fix it?

Thanks!

James_M
June 21st, 2006, 03:18 AM
now I got it to get to installing menu entries and it's been hanging there for about 30 mins. My powerbook won't even get that far...

dragonflyFZX
June 21st, 2006, 11:17 AM
hi, thanks for this,

however, i have a question (i have never used google earth). is it normal that i have a black space at the botom of the main window?

what is it for???

wog
June 21st, 2006, 01:05 PM
hi, thanks for this,

however, i have a question (i have never used google earth). is it normal that i have a black space at the botom of the main window?

what is it for???

I had to open the program to see what you were talking about.

If the black strip along the bottom of the window is what you're talking about, it's for information about the pointer location and altitude, and about how busy it is regarding streaming data.

If you're talking about the black area above that in the opening screen below the Earth, that's the blackness of space. :)

That Other Guy
June 21st, 2006, 08:19 PM
Any suggestions on getting it to print? I can print to a PostScript file fine, but I'd like to print directly from GE. The GE print window comes up, but there aren't any printers to choose from. I'm running CUPS on Kubuntu 5.10; all other apps print just fine.

Same for emailing: I followed the GE email readme, and Firefox opens a new tab, but Thunderbird doesn't do anything (i.e. no compose window).

Many thanks,

mike

VictorE
June 22nd, 2006, 06:46 AM
Thanks for putting this together. I've been wanting to install GE for a while, but was put off by what I thought would be a complicated process. I'm glad that it was so easy and it worked w/o a hitch.

domino
June 22nd, 2006, 09:00 AM
Anyone know how to make google earth play nice with compiz? It's too choppy under compiz? Otherwise, under gnome is as smooth as the windows and os x versions.

maol62
June 22nd, 2006, 09:34 AM
Any one who knows how to associate kmz with Google Earth so that the file is opened with an already existing, or if there is no existing a new, Google Earth window? As it is now I have just managed to associate kmz so that everytime I open a kmz-file a new Google Earth window is launched but I want them to be opened in the same window, not a new one.

kreso
June 23rd, 2006, 01:00 PM
sudo chmod 777 -R [or whatever] ~/.googleearth/

(Because you installed it with root rights, and after isntall you started it, and it creates the .googleearth directory with root rights, and the next start it can'T open it with normal user)

Yeah, I tried that, doesn't work. I also tried it installing as regular user, same ****.

Sam
June 23rd, 2006, 02:26 PM
Anyone know how to make google earth play nice with compiz? It's too choppy under compiz? Otherwise, under gnome is as smooth as the windows and os x versions.

I'm using Xgl with compiz and run Google Earth with this trick (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=176636). You should use it for every application that uses 3D.

But I experienced some (rare) random crashes while moving the view. I don't know if it's due to Xgl or the beta state.

pgmario
June 23rd, 2006, 10:59 PM
Fonts are not displayed on the map. The menus and tooltips work, but instead of city names, etc. on the map, there are only white squares.
Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

Edit: Works after restart.

McDuff
June 24th, 2006, 12:44 PM
i've successfully installed google earth on my laptop.
but when I start the prog, it doesn't load the image of the earth and I get the following:

libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x46
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x22
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x23
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x24
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x25
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x26
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x27
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x28
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x29
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2a
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2b
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2c
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2d


I have a via k8m800 unichrome pro video card.
does anybody know how to solve this problem?

qazwsx
June 24th, 2006, 02:10 PM
My problem
http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/656/kuvakaappaus6to.th.png (http://img45.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kuvakaappaus6to.png)
Runs pretty smoothly otherwise.

hawko
June 24th, 2006, 03:20 PM
But I experienced some (rare) random crashes while moving the view. I don't know if it's due to Xgl or the beta state.

I am using a normal install of Ubunutu (no compiz) and I also get crashes. I'm thinking GE is still just a little unstable. Much better than nothing though!

easy_target
June 24th, 2006, 07:09 PM
I can't figure out how to increase fonts in menu. They are too small and hard to read. Is there a way to fix it?

Thanks!

Yes there is! I found this on a Gentoo forum:

Edit the following files:

-Font Size:


~/.googleearth/Registry/google/googleearthplus/User/render/guifontsize

-Font Family:


~/.googleearth/Registry/google/googleearthplus/User/render/guifontfamily


If you don't see these files, you can create them. I had the best results using "12" under guifontsize and "Sans" under guifontfamily, but you can virtually use anything you want.

Happy earth browsing!

dcstar
June 25th, 2006, 05:37 AM
i've successfully installed google earth on my laptop.
but when I start the prog, it doesn't load the image of the earth and I get the following:

libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x46
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x22
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x23
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x24
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x25
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x26
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x27
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x28
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x29
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2a
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2b
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2c
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2d


I have a via k8m800 unichrome pro video card.
does anybody know how to solve this problem?
You should run "glxinfo" (in a terminal) to check if your Direct Rendering is actually installed correctly.

You may need to re-run:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
and select your video hardware again.

groove
June 25th, 2006, 06:33 PM
It seems to use wine

Neo40
June 27th, 2006, 05:17 PM
Thanks for the info! I'll try it tonite :)

Davidios
June 28th, 2006, 11:54 PM
This is my problem. Any help?

Tourmaline
June 29th, 2006, 12:41 AM
Installed on a notebook with Radeon Mobility 9000 and ATI driver 8.24.8 (direct rendering enabled) when launched from shell I get a "Segmentation Fault" error message. Problem seems to come from ATI driver. The program starts when using software-rendering but, of course, it's unusable.

The program works well on Radeon 9550 and FGLRX 8.16.20 on Ubuntu 5.10.

domino
June 29th, 2006, 01:11 AM
I have a problem with it just crashing. If you need more info on crashes, run googleearth in the terminal. Once it crashes it should produce the error message. For example:



domino@dapper:~$ googleearth
Google Earth has caught signal 11.

Stacktrace from glibc:
./googleearth-bin(__gxx_personality_v0+0x212) [0x804ab32]
./googleearth-bin [0x804b133]
[0xffffe420]
/usr/local/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll9CacheNode8populateEPNS0_ 5CacheEPNS_10HeapBufferEPNS0_13CacheNodeTypeE+0x33 ) [0xb38a9893]
/usr/local/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll5Cache18loaderNodePopulat eEPNS0_9CacheNodeEPNS_10HeapBufferE+0x50) [0xb38a9950]
/usr/local/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll9NetLoader17finishHttpReq uestEPNS0_11NLQueueElemEmPNS_10HeapBufferE+0x1a2) [0xb39742e2]
/usr/local/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll9NetLoader12asyncHandlerE v+0x2ef) [0xb397b4df]
./libbase.so(_ZN5earth11AsyncThread12asyncHandlerEPN S0_10ThreadInfoE+0x53) [0xb793ef13]
./libbase.so(_ZN5earth11AsyncThread9asyncFuncEPv+0x2 8) [0xb793efd8]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libpthread.so.0 [0xb625f341]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__clone+0x5e) [0xb63354ee]




We apologize for the inconvenience, but Google Earth has crashed.
This is a bug in the program, and should never happen under normal
circumstances. A bug report and debugging data are now being written
to this text file:

/home/domino/.googleearth/crashlogs/crashlog-C69BC757.txt

This bug report will be sent to Google automatically next time you run
Google Earth. Its data, which contains no personal information, will help
us correct problems without bothering you further. If you would rather
this info not be transmitted, please delete the above file before running
the program again. If you want bug reports to NEVER be sent, remove the
above 'crashlogs' directory's read/write permissions.

simplyw00x
June 29th, 2006, 07:56 PM
This is my problem. Any help?
Same problem here.

barmaley
June 30th, 2006, 10:49 AM
Hello, people
Thanks for the how-to, worked great.
When I run the program it shows a warning:
'You are currently running Google Earth in OpenGL with sofware emulation.In this mode, Google Earth will work but it will run very slowly. If you want to run Google Earth more quickly we suggest that you upgrade your graphics card driver. ...'
And indeed it runs, but very slowly as they promised.
Can anybody help with that?

mtpadilla
June 30th, 2006, 07:09 PM
Yeah, I tried that, doesn't work. I also tried it installing as regular user, same ****.


Yep, same exact problem here. Tried the same sort of thing w/o any luck...hmmm.

woopud
June 30th, 2006, 07:53 PM
Installation went fine, then I started it, Window opened and 5 seconds later :

woopud@ubuntu:~$ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin--12:43:14-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
=> `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Resolving dl.google.com... 72.14.203.93, 72.14.203.91
Connecting to dl.google.com|72.14.203.93|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 16,984,110 (16M) [application/octet-stream]

100%[====================================>] 16,984,110 163.87K/s ETA 00:00
12:44:57 (160.81 KB/s) - `GoogleEarthLinux.bin' saved [16984110/16984110]
woopud@ubuntu:~$ sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.0.1563.......................................... ........................
Installing mimetypes...
Running /usr/bin/update-mime-database /home/woopud/.local/share/mime***
* Updating MIME database in /home/woopud/.local/share/mime...
Wrote 2 strings at 20 - 6c
Wrote aliases at 6c - 70
Wrote parents at 70 - 74
Wrote literal globs at 74 - 78
Wrote suffix globs at 78 - d0
Wrote full globs at d0 - d4
Wrote magic at d4 - e0
Wrote namespace list at e0 - e4
***
Installing desktop menu entries...
Error: Rage 128 timed out... exiting
woopud@ubuntu:~$

lastrite
July 1st, 2006, 03:41 AM
Installing desktop menu entries...
Error: Rage 128 timed out... exiting
woopud@ubuntu:~$

That looks like a video card driver issue, for those having issues running this or with sluggish performance i'd install the latest drivers available for your graphics cards, theres plenty of information on how to do that in this forum :D

NZ-Wanderer
July 1st, 2006, 09:05 AM
Yup, I get that message as well, just a complete crash when running google earth..
I used synaptic and made sure the nvidia drivers were installed, and also re-did xserver.xorg to make sure it was all setup properly..

Update: solved the crash problem, it seems my internet connection wasn't working...

Now all I got to do is solved why I not get earth (got the menu etc on left, but just black space where the earth should be..


I have a problem with it just crashing. If you need more info on crashes, run googleearth in the terminal. Once it crashes it should produce the error message. For example:

rskovacs
July 2nd, 2006, 03:20 PM
As far as uninstalling Google Earth...

It should work like this, right?


cd /usr/local/google-earth
sudo sh uninstall

When I try to run the uninstall script, I get the error: "Could not find a usable uninstall program. Aborting." What is going wrong?

hajk
July 3rd, 2006, 09:35 AM
Graphics cards based on nVidia GeForce 6200SE TurboCache show GoogleEarth as a totally unusable patchwork of differently sized and scaled rectangles. I gather from the nVidia forums that the next issue of the nVidia driver will fix this. I hope that Backports will make that version available in due course... made a request through LaunchPad today.

motionsiren
July 4th, 2006, 12:56 AM
A fresh installl with a ATI Radeon 9550 to Apple Cinema Display worked flawlessly (using video card drivers that came with Ubuntu 6 itself).

Now... for Sketchup, so I can waste my days modeling buildings ;)

thanks for the note. nice and simple too. finally.

Danyl
July 4th, 2006, 12:01 PM
Hi yall

It seems I am having similar problems to another poster back in the thread.

When I initially attempted to start the program I got this error:


Installing desktop menu entries...
Google Earth has caught signal 11.

Stacktrace from glibc:
./googleearth-bin(__gxx_personality_v0+0x212) [0x804ab32]
./googleearth-bin [0x804b133]
[0xffffe500]
/usr/lib32/libX11.so.6(XQueryExtension+0x17) [0x57342fc7]
/usr/lib32/libX11.so.6(XInitExtension+0x3b) [0x5733754b]
/usr/lib32/libXext.so.6(XextAddDisplay+0x49) [0x5731151c]
/usr/lib32/libGL.so.1 [0x5744f394]
/usr/lib32/libGL.so.1(__glXInitialize+0x1f) [0x5744fa5b]
/usr/lib32/libGL.so.1(__glXSetupForCommand+0x47) [0x57450a11]
/usr/lib32/libGL.so.1(glXSwapIntervalSGI+0x9d) [0x5744df57]
./libIGGfx.so(_ZN3Gap3Gfx18igOglVisualContext15setSw apIntervalEi+0x100) [0x56adbf60]
./libIGGfx.so(_ZN3Gap3Gfx18igOglVisualContext4openEv +0x568) [0x56b17378]
/home/dan/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll13VisualContext11openCont extEN3Gap3Gfx25igRenderDestinationFormatERKNS0_8In itInfoE+0xff) [0x59a388bf]
/home/dan/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll13VisualContext4initERKNS 0_8InitInfoE+0xdf) [0x59a3a2af]
/home/dan/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll17RenderContextImpl4initE RKNS0_8InitInfoE+0x3f) [0x599eae8f]
./librender.so(_ZN12RenderWidget6setApiEPN5earth4evl l3APIE+0x4b) [0x56fb87bb]
./librender.so(_ZN5earth6render12RenderWindow12creat eWidgetEv+0x8a) [0x56fa06ba]
./libgoogleearth.so(_ZN5earth6client12ModuleWidget9s howEventEP10QShowEvent+0x7d) [0x55c6180d]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget5eventEP6QEvent+0x277) [0x56266db7]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN12QApplication14internalNotifyEP7QObjec tP6QEvent+0xa1) [0x561ba731]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN12QApplication6notifyEP7QObjectP6QEvent +0xc9) [0x561bb219]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget4showEv+0x266) [0x56265d16]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget12showChildrenEb+0x11b) [0x56265a6b]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget4showEv+0x207) [0x56265cb7]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget12showChildrenEb+0x11b) [0x56265a6b]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget4showEv+0x207) [0x56265cb7]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget12showChildrenEb+0x11b) [0x56265a6b]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget4showEv+0x207) [0x56265cb7]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget12showChildrenEb+0x11b) [0x56265a6b]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget4showEv+0x207) [0x56265cb7]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget12showChildrenEb+0x11b) [0x56265a6b]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget4showEv+0x207) [0x56265cb7]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget12showChildrenEb+0x11b) [0x56265a6b]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget4showEv+0x207) [0x56265cb7]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget12showChildrenEb+0x11b) [0x56265a6b]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget4showEv+0x207) [0x56265cb7]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN11QMainWindow4showEv+0x93) [0x56338513]
./libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QWidget10showNormalEv+0x33) [0x5625f383]
./libgoogleearth.so(_ZN10MainWindow18readScreensizeI nfoEv+0x621) [0x55c26e61]
./libgoogleearth.so(_ZN5earth6client11Application3ru nEiPPc+0x1569) [0x55c4e2d9]
./libgoogleearth.so(_ZN5earth6client11ApplicationC1E iPPcb+0x923) [0x55c502c3]
./googleearth-bin [0x804c73d]
/lib32/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xd2) [0x5711aea2]
./googleearth-bin(__gxx_personality_v0+0x41) [0x804a961]




We apologize for the inconvenience, but Google Earth has crashed.
This is a bug in the program, and should never happen under normal
circumstances. A bug report and debugging data are now being written
to this text file:

/home/dan/.googleearth/crashlogs/crashlog-F7639991.txt

This bug report will be sent to Google automatically next time you run
Google Earth. Its data, which contains no personal information, will help
us correct problems without bothering you further. If you would rather
this info not be transmitted, please delete the above file before running
the program again. If you want bug reports to NEVER be sent, remove the
above 'crashlogs' directory's read/write permissions.


And when I try and open it now from the applications menu, it just crashes immediately (after the Google Earth splash screen comes up).

Is there a work around with this or do I have to wait until Google decide to upgrade the app to something better than Beta???

Matt Houston
July 4th, 2006, 06:19 PM
Noobie question here: where do I install Google Earth to if I don't want it in my home directory, is there a 'program files' kind of place?

hajk
July 4th, 2006, 07:28 PM
Standard places for software outside the control of apt:

1. The /usr/local/ tree (this is one of the defaults of GoogleEarth); requires you to
run the install with root privileges ("sudo").

2. The user tree, like /home/matt/... .

The point is that any future update/upgrade of Ubuntu leaves those directory trees alone.

pjnewman
July 5th, 2006, 04:54 AM
Yeah, I tried that, doesn't work. I also tried it installing as regular user, same ****.

Because googleearth auto runs after install (and installation is done as root) your user preference files in ~/.googleearth are owned by root. So:
chown -R <you>:<you> ~/.googleearth

That did the trick for me.

russbuss
July 5th, 2006, 07:02 AM
Graphics cards based on nVidia GeForce 6200SE TurboCache show GoogleEarth as a totally unusable patchwork of differently sized and scaled rectangles. I gather from the nVidia forums that the next issue of the nVidia driver will fix this. I hope that Backports will make that version available in due course... made a request through LaunchPad today.

I have similar troubles, although the patchwork is sort of usable. I can usually get a square in the lower left corner that is usable, although the controls in the upper right get all screwed up and are useless (save the zoom which I can usually fnd via trial and error).

I am using an Intel integrated video card (82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset) so maybe this is the problem?

Anyone else have this problem? Anyone else certain that my problem is caused by my video card?

Mishal
July 5th, 2006, 07:43 AM
Google Earth on my PC is not working properly at all. I know it is meant to be unstable at the moment, but for me it has been quite unusable:

- The program shuts down by itself after a few minutes will all unsaved down deleted

- It won't close when I try to exit. It disappears from the taskbar but it can be seen to be running if I go to System Monitor. The problem with this is that I cannot restart Google Earth unless I manually 'End Process' in the System Monitor. But if I 'end process' like that, I lose all my unsaved data. Thus, I have simply failed to keep my placemarks.

- I get overlaying squares which prevent me from seeing things. I think this is a problem for others in this thread too.

- The program often gets stuck. In other words, I move my mouse pointer and I see the effect after 20 seconds.

All in all, I have just given up using my favorite software on PC because it is unusable. I have tried installing the Windows version using wine but it won't run.

By the way, my machine is a Athlon XP 2000+ with 512GB RAM which isn't exactly bad, is it? I guess I just have to wait for the stable release.

duartemolha
July 5th, 2006, 03:44 PM
Great... My was not running in normal user mode... know it runs fine

Thanks :)

duarte

casfindad
July 7th, 2006, 03:35 PM
Standard places for software outside the control of apt:

1. The /usr/local/ tree (this is one of the defaults of GoogleEarth); requires you to
run the install with root privileges ("sudo").

2. The user tree, like /home/matt/... .

The point is that any future update/upgrade of Ubuntu leaves those directory trees alone.

So, if I want to install GoogleEarth 4 and make it available to other users on my computer, should I install as sudo and chmod -R user:user ~/.googleearth for each user? Or do I install with my regular user account in my home tree?

Also, has anyone else gotten the uninstall script to work? I had to remove my copy manually.

DarkDancer
July 8th, 2006, 07:27 AM
Hmmm, it would work great for about 5 minutes and then lock Ubuntu up tight as a drum. The uninstall worked well though. I'll try it again after they makea few improvements.

fululian
July 9th, 2006, 09:54 PM
Graphics cards based on nVidia GeForce 6200SE TurboCache show GoogleEarth as a totally unusable patchwork of differently sized and scaled rectangles. I gather from the nVidia forums that the next issue of the nVidia driver will fix this. I hope that Backports will make that version available in due course... made a request through LaunchPad today.

i run an nvidia GeForce Go 6200 TurboCache on my sony vaio vgn-fs115z notebook, i installed google-earth as told above and it turns out exactly as in the quote above.

casfindad
July 10th, 2006, 12:45 AM
So, if I want to install GoogleEarth 4 and make it available to other users on my computer, should I install as sudo and chown -R user:user ~/.googleearth for each user? Or do I install with my regular user account in my home tree?

Also, has anyone else gotten the uninstall script to work? I had to remove my copy manually.

Bump.

Also, do you think I should wait until Google Earth is more stable? It seems like people are having some problems with the latest beta affecting their system.

wog
July 10th, 2006, 02:28 AM
Bump.

Also, do you think I should wait until Google Earth is more stable? It seems like people are having some problems with the latest beta affecting their system.

I didn't have a problem with the beta, but then I have an nVidia 5200 card, nice and stable. :)

nosam
July 10th, 2006, 06:42 AM
I installed it with no problems, but after starting Google Earth it freezes right at "Google Earth Intialization". And boy does it freeze. I have to shut down my system by cycling the power. Any ideas as to a fix, or is it not worth fooling with?

fululian
July 11th, 2006, 10:36 PM
got a new automatic update today and it sure enough installed a brand new NVIDIA DRIVER. the one we was looking for (hajk?), however, nothing changed, tried it a few times after one reboot, and it's the same thing. so we keep on waiting...damn such a premiere program and i can't run it.

Master Shake
July 13th, 2006, 01:06 AM
When I open GoogleEarth, the earth section displays in the top 1/6th of the screen. The other 5/6th is a big black area. Any ideas?

6.06 Dapper, most recent updates, a crappy Intel 82845G/GL

Tuzo
July 13th, 2006, 03:36 PM
I'm running Linux on an iMac. I can't seem to follow these simple instructions. Is it possible to run Google Earth on a Mac running Ubuntu Linux? After I run "sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin", I get the following:

Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.0.1660.......................................... ........................
myprompt%

Then, nothing...

Any ideas?

Thanks!



The linux version of google earth has just been released so heres how to get it!

1. Open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
2. Type in the following:


wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

The rest of the install is self explanatory, have fun!

domino
July 13th, 2006, 03:55 PM
re-download the file. Maybe a corrupt download? Also make sure you have read/write permission on the file. I prefer running google earth on OS X rather than Linux/xgl/compiz. It's just more responsive on a Mac.

jaka
July 21st, 2006, 09:58 PM
How to remove/unistall google earth?

flixer
July 21st, 2006, 10:04 PM
Another alternative is to try and install Google Earth with Automatix (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=80295).

JMO707
July 23rd, 2006, 03:22 AM
Does somebody suffer of unexpected crashs (the program closes) because of a bug?

irober02
July 24th, 2006, 01:33 AM
I installed Google Earth last night and it worked (is working well) EXCEPT that after I logged out and logged in again I find that my keyboard is frozen.

The problem only seesm to happen in KDE -I can run gnome. I haven't solved the problem yet. :-(

This might be a coincidence but BE WARNED.

My .xsession-errors file is showing a lot of GDK errors:

I'm running Dapper on a Dell laptop with an ATI graphics card and using the fglrx drivers.

ian

NZ-Wanderer
July 24th, 2006, 01:41 AM
Well, I can now report that all my problems with getting Google Earth to run have now disappeared, and I can now see it just fine :) :)

I used Automatix to install it, and everything went without a hitch..

Jesterday
July 25th, 2006, 12:28 AM
I use Google Earth all the time and it is working great for me in linux. Has anyone tried upgrading to Google Earth Plus and downloading waypoints with a GPS in Linux?

greg m
July 27th, 2006, 12:22 AM
The linux version of google earth has just been released so heres how to get it!

1. Open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
2. Type in the following:


wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

The rest of the install is self explanatory, have fun!

self explanatory?? not to me,:confused:

NZ-Wanderer
July 27th, 2006, 01:23 AM
Go here

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=177646&highlight=automatrix

And install Automatrix, apart from containg all sorts of goodies it now also contains Google Earth (you can pick and choose what to install)


http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/sigs/sigimage.php?u=188671&c1=FFFFFF&c2=000000&c3=000000&c4=0000CC&c5=FFFFFF


self explanatory?? not to me,:confused:

dweez
July 31st, 2006, 07:19 PM
I tried installing GoogleEarth using Automatix (running it on Dapper btw) and my system freezes up when Google is attempting to initiate. Any ideas? Any needed info I might have left out?

AMD Athlon 1800+
1GB (2x512MB) OCZ EL PC 3500
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro

NZ-Wanderer
July 31st, 2006, 08:57 PM
Hmmm I think you might find it has something to do with your ATI, although I could be totally wrong.. - I needed Nvidia drivers installed on Dapper before Google Earth worked properly for me..
Maybe there is someone here that's installed it on an ATI and can help you..


http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/sigs/sigimage.php?u=188671&c1=FFFFFF&c2=000000&c3=000000&c4=0000CC&c5=FFFFFF


I tried installing GoogleEarth using Automatix (running it on Dapper btw) and my system freezes up when Google is attempting to initiate. Any ideas? Any needed info I might have left out?
AMD Athlon 1800+
1GB (2x512MB) OCZ EL PC 3500
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro

a-musing amazon
August 1st, 2006, 12:01 AM
Well it used to work for me, however I just tried loading it again and it broke. I tried it again and it then told me there was an update. Downloaded and installed that and if I run it in console I get the splash screen and then it fails with messages:

Google Earth has caught signal 11.

(no debug data available.)

I'm running the AMD64 kernels (I've checked and it breaks on both the -generic and -k8 AMD64 kernels).

a-musing amazon
August 1st, 2006, 12:47 AM
Well seems caught signal 11 is a seg. fault.

Tried the fix export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.10 before running googleearth as suggested in the README.Linux

but now I get
/bin/sh: error while loading shared libraries: libdl.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

which is strange since I have this lib in both /lib/ and in /lib32/.

dweez
August 1st, 2006, 03:20 PM
Thanks for the replies. I thought the ATI card might be part of the problem, just wanted to run it by people here. I'll keep looking into it or get tired and just swap out an older nVidia card I have.

kloy1334
August 1st, 2006, 07:25 PM
Uninstalling Google Earth does not work correctly for me. My system says "Could not find a usable uninstall program. Aborting." What do I need to do?

bobt
August 2nd, 2006, 04:06 AM
I had a problem with rendering. Large pixilated area right through the middle and the control overlays acting funky. Went to "View-->View Size-->Computer playback" and selected one of the entries there. Works great now!

Bob

Metroid48
August 2nd, 2006, 10:09 PM
It works great, but it's REALLY slow. Not sure if it's a graphic card problem, but it works fine in Windows.

Intel G915 Mobile Chipset.

Btw, is there a terminal command to update Intel drivers, like there is for Nvidia and ATI cards?

mostwanted
August 3rd, 2006, 11:04 AM
An even simpler way is to get Google Earth is by using the Klik package:

http://googleearth.klik.atekon.de/

angrykeyboarder
November 7th, 2006, 01:28 PM
Another alternative is to add the PLF repository (http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/doc/plf) to your sources.list file.

Or just:


$ wget http://packages.freecontrib.org/ubuntu/plf/pool/edgy-plf/non-free/googleearth_4.0.2091-1plf6.10_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i googleearth_4.0.2091-1plf6.10_i386.deb

leetrefz
November 16th, 2006, 11:10 AM
So I did like the first post said, after putting in
wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
I wait for it to download, and when i do
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
it says the checksums don't match.
wa?

angrykeyboarder
November 18th, 2006, 07:47 AM
I'd suggest this method (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=1726307&postcount=1).

56phil
November 18th, 2006, 04:11 PM
The download went well. I thought the install was ok. However, when I started googleearth All I got was a splash screen. Top told me it was using all available CPU cycles so I waited 5 minutes then killed the process. Does anyone have any ideas how I can resolve this problem? ](*,) Thanks.

gammyhand
November 18th, 2006, 05:03 PM
I have installed earth but running it just gets to the splash screen and nothing else.

romg
November 21st, 2006, 08:36 PM
Hi all,

When trying to install GoogleEarth, I can see these lines in my shell :


Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by C library

Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C

Gdk-WARNING **: can not set locale modifiers


Then the installation work normally, execept that I can't run GoogleEarth...

I run it on ubuntu (Linux pcromg 2.6.17-10-generic #2 SMP Fri Oct 13 15:34:39 UTC 2006 x86_64 GNU/Linux)

Any idea ?

Thanks !

Jrme

gammyhand
November 22nd, 2006, 08:20 PM
I have installed earth but running it just gets to the splash screen and nothing else.

Anyone?

Paul_M
November 23rd, 2006, 01:44 AM
I have installed Google Earth on my laptop (IBM ThinPad T21), however on running the applicatio it gets only as far as the splash screen, on running it via a terminal window however I get the following message as well as the splash screen:
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x42Any ideas what may be wrong there? I'm at a loss at the moment

JohnnyVW
November 25th, 2006, 12:59 AM
I have installed earth but running it just gets to the splash screen and nothing else.

I'm having the same problem. It worked fine on Dapper. I'm running Edgy now and GE just sticks on the splash screen.

k1001001
November 25th, 2006, 01:19 AM
When I run Google Earth, it runs very painfully slow. Any suggestions?

otwr
December 4th, 2006, 12:03 AM
Partial success with:

$ DISPLAY=:0 googleearth

with XGl this ends up creating a weird window that doesn't interact with the rest of the desktop... but at least it's there.

Chris11
December 5th, 2006, 02:02 AM
I'm having the same problem. It worked fine on Dapper. I'm running Edgy now and GE just sticks on the splash screen.

Me too, but on Dapper...

Atlon 2000+
512Mb ram
ATI Radeon 9000 Pro

wool
December 7th, 2006, 08:33 AM
Ubuntu 6.10 AMD64
running on Inspiron 1501
Turion 64 X2 TL-50


dave@dave-laptop:~$ sudo sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Password:
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.0.2414.......................................... ........................
./setup.sh: 284: setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk2: not found
./setup.sh: 299: setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk: not found
The setup program seems to have failed on amd64

Fatal error, installer failed to run at all!

can anyone help?

misha680
December 9th, 2006, 04:58 AM
Download and save this attachment (it is from fglrx 8.27.10), and put libGL.so.1 into the /usr/lib/googleearth directory.

Misha


Me too, but on Dapper...

Atlon 2000+
512Mb ram
ATI Radeon 9000 Pro

peacekpr
December 21st, 2006, 11:46 PM
Download and save this attachment (it is from fglrx 8.27.10), and put libGL.so.1 into the /usr/lib/googleearth directory.

Misha

I placed this in ~/google-earth and it at least got Google Earth initialized. However, Google Earth will only run in a software 3d emulation mode (meaning, it's not utilizing the 3d capabilities of my ATI Xpress 200M card). I have a healthy installation of xorg-driver-fglrx. Any idea as to how to get the 3d working correctly?

Thanks,
Jason

Chris11
December 22nd, 2006, 03:30 AM
Meanwhile I upgrades to Edgy, I'v got 3D with the ATI driver, I couldn't get to work the fgrlx driver and it looks like that the fgrlx driver does not work, at least no with a ATI Radeon 9000 Pro. Then I installed Google earth and everything went smooth... I even see my pizza oven in the backyard..

Chris

Tibor60
December 29th, 2006, 12:00 AM
I think googleearth is not ready for linux, only in some special cases... or linux is not ready for googleearth. On the windows boot on my system googleearth is working fast and shiny, in Dapper Drake, with 3D and direct renderin on, is functioning without error messages, but for any changes of the screen I must wait 20-25 minutes. So the best solution to trash googleearth from the linux boot and boot to XP...

angrykeyboarder
December 29th, 2006, 05:26 AM
I think googleearth is not ready for linux, only in some special cases... or linux is not ready for googleearth. On the windows boot on my system googleearth is working fast and shiny, in Dapper Drake, with 3D and direct renderin on, is functioning without error messages, but for any changes of the screen I must wait 20-25 minutes. So the best solution to trash googleearth from the linux boot and boot to XP...

I've got it running under Windows XP and Ubuntu Edgy on this box (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=541266#post541266). It runs just fine in both Operating Systems. It might be slightly slower in Ubuntu but not much.

Tahi_Kiwi
December 30th, 2006, 01:37 AM
I installed the Linux version of Google Earth last night. Google Earth did not seem to recognize my video at all, so it ran super slow in software emulation mode. Awful!

I just ran the uninstall script, and I thought I would check back later on fine tuning my Ubuntu hardware settings.

Has anyone gotten Google Earth for Linux to run well--fast and stable? I'm running Ubuntu 6.06 as a guest OS under VWware Workstation. Host is Windows XP running on a new computer (two weeks old).

Thank you.

Tibor60
December 31st, 2006, 03:07 AM
I see. But I have only a 1 GHz Intel Celeron and 512 MB RAM. And still GoogleEarth running smoothly on XP and very poorly in Ubuntu. I still hope that the problem is not in the hardware resources because if it is so, linux is loosing the main advantage: functioning well with less resources then Windows. I hope that we will not have to buy for linux systems "supercomputers" to have the same results as we can have with XP on cheap old PC-s...

petermck
January 2nd, 2007, 01:00 AM
I've got google earth running perfectly on Ubuntu 6.10 but there was a bit of a process to it.
I had to update the drivers for my ATI video card with the proprietry ATI drivers instead of the open source ATI driver since this seems to not support direct rendering (yet).
You can see if direct rendering is working with glxinfo from the command line.
You should see
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes

at the top.
You may find http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=321766&highlight=howto+ati helpful.
Also, I found some advice somewhere on the forum to put the attached library in your google-earth folder, but if things are running real slow (i.e running at all) it's more likely a problem with direct rendering.:cool:

n2j3
January 3rd, 2007, 05:13 AM
Download and save this attachment (it is from fglrx 8.27.10), and put libGL.so.1 into the /usr/lib/googleearth directory.

Misha

Worked wonders. Thanks. Only problem is gray areas when i try to add pins or generally when there are menus overlapping the main window. Basic functionality is there though, so I consider it a success.

ATI 9250 (binary ati drivers)
xubuntu dapper
latest googlearth (downloaded today)

lingenfr
May 4th, 2007, 11:27 PM
The linux version of google earth has just been released so heres how to get it!

1. Open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
2. Type in the following:


wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

The rest of the install is self explanatory, have fun!

Yeah uh, not so much. I ran the bin file with sudo and it crashed X. It would be helpful if someone with a working install would start a new thread with some better instructions. 13 pages of random issues is really not helpful. Thanks.

lingenfr
May 12th, 2007, 11:38 AM
bump

treblesix
May 13th, 2007, 12:26 PM
Installed and works great!

kschelde
May 14th, 2007, 09:21 PM
Thanks for getting google earth working for me. *S*

lingenfr
May 15th, 2007, 02:35 AM
Yeah uh, not so much. I ran the bin file with sudo and it crashed X. It would be helpful if someone with a working install would start a new thread with some better instructions. 13 pages of random issues is really not helpful. Thanks.

Has anyone had a similar experience? Were you able to fix it? How?

treblesix
May 15th, 2007, 01:22 PM
I just did the following in a terminal, and it installed fine.........

wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

bchymist
May 30th, 2007, 03:17 AM
I ended up with this problem on 7.04


Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.0.2414.......................................... ........................
./setup.sh: 284: setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk2: not found
./setup.sh: 299: setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk: not found
The setup program seems to have failed on amd64

Fatal error, installer failed to run at all!

idahogie
May 31st, 2007, 07:25 AM
I ended up with this problem on 7.04

I have the same problem. Plus I'm new to Linux. Double-whammy.

Any help?

BenjaminGTF
June 5th, 2007, 02:39 AM
It is also under the medibuntu repository now!

ukripper
June 9th, 2007, 09:33 PM
Add medibuntu repostories - http://www.medibuntu.org/repository.php and then type following in terminal:


sudo apt-get install googleearth

Job done.

hrz195
June 15th, 2007, 01:32 PM
Has anyone had a similar experience? Were you able to fix it? How?

The same problem happened to me. The cause was the fact that I wasn't able to use direct rendering (run glxinfo to see if you're using direct rendering). Using the restricted drivers manager I installed the required NVIDIA driver which enables direct rendering. After this Google Earth ran fine.

LookTJ
June 19th, 2007, 11:20 AM
I tried to run the uninstall script as root

the output was


Could not find a usable uninstall program. Aborting.

jtek
July 1st, 2007, 07:36 AM
I have installed earth but running it just gets to the splash screen and nothing else.

I had this exact same problem, running Feisty on a Dell laptop with (I think) ATI video card. All it needed was a reboot. ;-) Now it's working great!

GoneWithTheWind
July 10th, 2007, 11:28 PM
The linux version of google earth has just been released so heres how to get it!

1. Open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
2. Type in the following:


wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

The rest of the install is self explanatory, have fun!

Thanks! That worked well and it's up. :)

firmwire
July 11th, 2007, 01:38 AM
I have been all over the forums and have found some very good info for possibly solving my issue. I am not sure if it will work or not since I am not at home at the moment. I wanted to run some things by you all to make it easier when I do get home.

Issue:
Running Compiz Fusion ( perfectly) in xgl w/ gnome. I have fglrx as the driver I am using. I have Composite set to "0" and have even changed it to "false".
When I run glxinfo I get direct rendering is NO.
glxgears works fine in any session I do.
From what I can find, in order for compiz fusion to run it has to be in xgl mode. But google earth NEEDS direct rendering ( I think).
I think if I just go into a non xgl session the same glxinfo gives me YES for direct rendering. I don't remember though at the moment.
Even so...when I run google earth in any session I get 100% CPU usage from it. It just hangs at the initialization splash screen. I can still kill the process, so it doesn't lock my system up completely.
I have read that people have been able to get it to work with Beryl and ATI cards running together. I am just trying to figure out how to get it to run with my setup.

In case the question comes up, I have installed it two different ways. I had installed it through Automatix. Then uninstalled it. Then I installed it from the download from the google earth linux download site. Both installs went fine. Both hang and produce 100% cpu usage when activated and hangs on the splash screen.

I found this post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=176636. Do you think this will solve my problem?

Also I have seen posts about libGL.so.1.bz2 and libGL.so.1.tar.bz2, and I do you think this may fix my issue?

Oh yeah... and I even tried this earlier today: DISPLAY=:0 /usr/local/google-earth/googleearth. It just loads the splash screen and hangs.

I know people have had the issue with 100% cpu usage, but I couldn't find anything saying what they did to fix it or if they were even able to.
I have seen in one place that one person actually installed an extra stick of RAM and that helped. But I don't think I should have to. Everything else works great. I only have 1GB on this system currently.

I am running Feisty 64 and it runs completely stable. I love it!

Any suggestions/solutions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

firmwire
July 11th, 2007, 10:42 AM
/bump

zutronius
August 16th, 2007, 04:29 PM
It freezes up as soon as I attempt to start the program and always have to end up force quitting it.

soeten
August 17th, 2007, 09:05 PM
Thanks.. Now I just got to get this damn VIA-driver to work. xD

bereanone
September 7th, 2007, 01:05 PM
Install was easy, running it caused Ubuntu to crash. Black screen, a lot of writting with [OK]'s on the right side, next screen sign in and password. Wheww what happened?
Newbie (for now)

bob365
September 14th, 2007, 02:20 AM
When I try the to open google earth i get a black screen and i get kicked back to the login screen. I need help. thanks, bob

frogitts
September 16th, 2007, 08:09 AM
This same problem happens to me a lot, actually. I have an Intel 915GM graphics card on my Inspiron B130 laptop, and I can't run applications that require full screen/ decent graphics. I figured out that this is linked to Beryl. I can run Beryl fine, but when I try to to run (for example) Open Arena, it crashes, restarting the operating system (I think), running my startup file (which is part of the black screen), and finally landing me on the login page (even though I have it set to automatic login. Simply changing to the Metacity window manager has solved this problem for me, but it's still sad, because I want to use both! If anyone knows how to use programs like this under Beryl with the 915GM (with, of course, all of the drivers installed, etc), I would like to know, because I've been scouring forums for months to no avail.

geneb711
September 17th, 2007, 05:23 PM
Have same problem as many of the other posts. Click on icon for Google Earth, screen goes black and have to restore session. Anyone find out how to correct this problem???

2wanderers
September 20th, 2007, 06:13 AM
This seems to be a problem with display drivers.

I found two fixes - this one (http://blog.mypapit.net/2006/06/google-earth-on-ubuntu-dapper-video.html), which made it work, but very slowly.

The ultimate solution was to install the proprietary graphics drivers, in my case nVidia drivers. Works great now.

madds007
October 10th, 2007, 12:34 AM
Hi all

I Typed sudo apt-get install google earth to install from the medibuntu repos it downloaded and i got the configuring google earth screen in the terminal window, but cannot select the 'ok' on the license agreement what am i doing wrong?

rakesh_bhalla81
November 21st, 2007, 07:54 AM
got this problem whle installing google earth kindly help

poseidon@poseidon-desktop:~$ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--12:16:27-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
=> `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Resolving dl.google.com... 72.14.203.91
Connecting to dl.google.com|72.14.203.91|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
12:16:32 ERROR 404: Not Found.

subpar
November 26th, 2007, 02:04 AM
got this problem whle installing google earth kindly help

poseidon@poseidon-desktop:~$ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--12:16:27-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
=> `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Resolving dl.google.com... 72.14.203.91
Connecting to dl.google.com|72.14.203.91|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
12:16:32 ERROR 404: Not Found.


You can always download the bin file from earth.google.com website. It'll give you the linux version. I tried to wget the new location of the file (wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin), but it gave me this:


subpar@lolputer:/home/guests$ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--19:04:36-- http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
=> `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Resolving dl.google.com... 72.14.203.91
Connecting to dl.google.com|72.14.203.91|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 23,042,785 (22M) [application/octet-stream]
GoogleEarthLinux.bin: Permission denied

Cannot write to `GoogleEarthLinux.bin' (Permission denied).


Here's a link: http://earth.google.com/tour/thanks-linux4.html

EriCr
November 28th, 2007, 08:01 PM
The linux version of google earth has just been released so heres how to get it!

1. Open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
2. Type in the following:


wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

The rest of the install is self explanatory, have fun!
I tried this but I get an error telling me the file cant be found.
I also tried downloadind through Mozilla but the graphical installer wont open the .bin file.

See screenshot

Any ideas?

EriCr

kd5ob
November 30th, 2007, 12:34 PM
root@roam:~/googleearth# sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.2.205.5730...................................... ........................
./setup.sh: 284: setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk2: not found
./setup.sh: 299: setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk: not found
The setup program seems to have failed on amd64

Fatal error, installer failed to run at all!
root@roam:~/googleearth#

/// AND BOOM!!!!

subs
November 30th, 2007, 01:22 PM
thnx.... works gr8!!

Steve.Chevalier
November 30th, 2007, 05:00 PM
For some reason I got a 404 on this link. I just went to here, http://earth.google.com/, and followed the download links. Works great!!!! Thank you!

RevolutionMaster
December 3rd, 2007, 03:24 AM
that didn't work.
I changed it and got the following to work:


wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

Roasted
December 14th, 2007, 09:06 PM
I tried using

wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

I also tried sudo apt-get install googleearth.

Both yield google earth freezing upon starting it up. It'll pop up with it's typical Google Earth screen and eventually fade to gray. Then it just sits there.....

aypnoia
December 16th, 2007, 02:21 AM
Try un-installing anything you have (there is an uninstall icon in google earth directory) and re-install with sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
If you have compiz turn it off (no visual effects) and restart X before installation. Google earth and compiz don't like each other, in fact compiz doesn't like any 3d stuff

omega_user
December 16th, 2007, 06:29 AM
thank you very much. Works great, don't think I'll bother uninstalling this!

The Spy
December 16th, 2007, 07:35 AM
Okay, Its not working. When I type in the command to download Google Earth (wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin) in the Terminal I get a 404 Error. Any idea what the problem might be?
Im running Gutsy Gibbon 7.10

I did download the file straight from Google.com, but when I try to install it in the Terminal using the command: sh GoogleEarthLInux.bin, it says it cant find the file.
Thanx

Frankly Francois
December 16th, 2007, 08:22 PM
Okay, Its not working. When I type in the command to download Google Earth (wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin) in the Terminal I get a 404 Error. Any idea what the problem might be?
Im running Gutsy Gibbon 7.10

Yeah, the code on the first post didn't work for me either. But, I followed RevolutionMaster's post and it worked.



wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

But careful on how you copy the code into terminal. This forum automatically shortens url length, so if you copy the text above with the old "crtl+c" method it's just going to copy as "http://dl.google.com/earth/client/cu...EarthLinux.bin"
Right click and copy link location to get the full url.

The Spy
December 18th, 2007, 08:46 AM
Hey, thanks Frankly Francois. It downloaded and installed fine, and runs great!:guitar:

justinclark
December 20th, 2007, 06:41 PM
Help! It seems to have installed fine but when I try to launch the google earth screen comes on and then just closes.

tollboy
December 23rd, 2007, 08:07 PM
]Quote:
Originally Posted by The Spy View Post
Okay, Its not working. When I type in the command to download Google Earth (wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin) in the Terminal I get a 404 Error. Any idea what the problem might be?
Im running Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
Yeah, the code on the first post didn't work for me either. But, I followed RevolutionMaster's post and it worked.

Quote:
wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/cu...EarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
But careful on how you copy the code into terminal. This forum automatically shortens url length, so if you copy the text above with the old "crtl+c" method it's just going to copy as "http://dl.google.com/earth/client/cu...EarthLinux .bin"
Right click and copy link location to get the full url.

sry i dont know hw to do refrence thats why using this CODE for the post
I TRIED EVERY THINGH
bt it is saying that not found

NoPoChris
December 29th, 2007, 06:31 PM
the url has apparently changed:

http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin

dixopr
December 30th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Googleearth installs fine then locks on the initializing start page????

mugg326
December 31st, 2007, 07:29 PM
I'm running Gutsy and followed the terminal install instructions at the beginning of the howto, but I just get the following message:

sh: Can't open GoogleEarthLinux.bin

Any ideas?

Tristam Green
December 31st, 2007, 07:40 PM
We understand. The first time you launch Google Earth, you'll check out your house, your school, and your office. Got that out of your system? Good. Now let's talk about what Google Earth can really do.
That sounds a mite pretentious, or is it just me?

Here's where mine freezes from the terminal:


Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":1.0".

charlescarroll1
January 1st, 2008, 10:43 PM
I followed the above instructions, and have installed google earth, but does not load up when I try to run it. All I get is the google earth splash screen, and does nothing...

HELP ME!!!!

VidiotGeek
January 6th, 2008, 03:02 AM
The linux version of google earth has just been released so heres how to get it!

1. Open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
2. Type in the following:


wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

The rest of the install is self explanatory, have fun!

Ok...I feel like an idiot for this somehow not working for me, but I don't know what else to do. The file is saved on my desktop so I cd in terminal to home/Desktop before I try to execute the command. This is my result each time I try to install.


sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.2.205.5730...................................... ........................


Then it stops & gives me a new prompt. No results, no further installation instructions...nothing. Someone tell me the ridiculously stupid thing I'm overlooking here. Help a total newcomer to Ubuntu from a Mac/Win background. :)

Ryo964
January 7th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Thanks Misha,
Worked great to get past splash screen for:

Gutsy 7.10 64 AMD
Dell Inspiron 1501

Thanks again

Ryo964
January 7th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Thanks Misha!
Worked great (not even all that slow) to get past splash screen for GE on:

Gutsy 7.10 AMD 64
Dell Inspiron 1501

tabris37
January 11th, 2008, 11:29 PM
I am running the latest download of googleearthlinux.bin and it dosnt work at all! I had an older version that worked great but It is gone now.
the new version restarts ubuntu right after the splash screen. please help me fix it! i tried this $sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf and i got a whole bunch of junk and supposedly if I change the defaltdepth from 24 to 16 it just might work, but i cant seem to figure out how to edit the file. does anyone know how that works? I need a hand.

dcstar
January 12th, 2008, 01:56 AM
There is a package in the repositories (Multiverse) called googleearth-package that downloads the latest .bin file (when you modify the file path config that Google changed) and creates a .deb package that you install.

This sets up all the Ubuntu menu items and seems to be more reliable than using the generic Linux .bin file.

I have used it to create an installable GoogleEarth .deb for my AMD-64 system, and it works perfectly:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=601272

eabadham
January 15th, 2008, 08:52 AM
OPS! Just realized the answer is on the post above :)

whoscheesemine
March 4th, 2008, 11:22 PM
Yeah, so I'm trying to install Google Earth and I found this debian package:

http://packages.debian.org/googleearth-package

After I installed it, in the upper right hand corner (I'm using Xubuntu by the way, I guess you'd call it the task manager in Winblows) it showed that there was an update to create a package called "googleearth-package" well I installed it but when I search for this file I can't find it. I thought that perhaps if I saw past things that have happened in the terminal I might be able to figure it out.

RhynoWoody
March 8th, 2008, 05:12 PM
Fabulous. This worked swimmingly. Thanks Everybody!

breaking
March 8th, 2008, 09:46 PM
The googleearth-package deal installed fine for me, but it's unbearably slow and jerky:(.
I've tried running without compiz and LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=true, but all with barely noticeable improvements. I'm on Gutsy, with the restricted nvidia driver on my geforce FX go5600 (128mb) and a P4 2.8ghz. 1gb ram.
EDIT: oops, it turns out I wasn't using the correct restricted driver after all. With the right driver it works much better, though still has its uncomfortable moments. For example, I can't get the flight simulator mode to do anything but freeze.

kiisu
March 12th, 2008, 09:23 PM
I was up late last night and then again this morning working on getting Google Earth to work.

Installing from both sudo-apt and from Synaptic didn't work (I'm using Mint by the way). In both cases it was there and installed but nothing would happen when I tried to run it.

Eventually I tried this, from earlier in the thread:

wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/cu...EarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Which worked but I had to delete the old files before it would launch from the icon. Oh and be sure to right click and select save the full link, rather than just copying the code posted above - the link is shortened here in the forums I think>?

Now all is good. Hopefully this might help someone else in my position.

luvit
March 15th, 2008, 06:31 AM
I just installed Google Earth with ease in just a few steps.
Please see my blog (http://www.yay4u.com/2008/03/install-google-earth.html)for simple intructions that worked for me ;)

CD27
March 17th, 2008, 11:09 AM
eric@eric-laptop:~$ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--19:08:00-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
=> `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Resolving dl.google.com... 209.85.133.176
Connecting to dl.google.com|209.85.133.176|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
19:08:01 ERROR 404: Not Found.

eric@eric-laptop:~$ sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

martin saint martin
March 22nd, 2008, 08:24 PM
i ran this : wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--15:17:05-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin

and i got this: => `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Resolving dl.google.com... 209.85.133.176
Connecting to dl.google.com|209.85.133.176|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
15:17:07 ERROR 404: Not Found.

what does this mean?

luvit
March 22nd, 2008, 09:32 PM
Visit http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
type: sudo sh ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin

see my blog (http://http://www.yay4u.com/2008/03/install-google-earth.html) for finer details
it's really easy... i don't know where you found instructions, but i have used my method on four different distros: two easy steps (http://http://www.yay4u.com/2008/03/install-google-earth.html)

martin saint martin
March 31st, 2008, 02:15 AM
i'm sorry but it is still not working right. i did what your blog had said and this is what i got:
martin@martin-desktop:~$ cd Desktop
martin@martin-desktop:~/Desktop$ sudo sh ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.2.205.5730...................................... ........................

(setup.gtk2:7325): Gtk-WARNING **: Error loading theme icon 'gtk-cancel' for stock: Unable to load image-loading module: /usr/lib32/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/loaders/svg_loader.so: /usr/lib32/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/loaders/svg_loader.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Installing mimetypes...
Installing desktop menu entries...
Installing desktop icon...
googleearth

then it will go to the "initializing" screen and stay there. using ubuntu 64bit if that makes a difference.

luvit
March 31st, 2008, 02:23 AM
64 bit does make a difference. I am not aware of 64bit for google earth.

I struggled for a long time trying to be a 64 bit user and more than half of the apps I wanted did not exist for 64 bit... like Adobe Flash Player. Using 32bit I felt less stress... I really wanted 64 bit since I have Dual Core,,, but I'm not disappointed at 32bit.

Have you been using 64 bit for long? :)

martin saint martin
March 31st, 2008, 07:23 AM
64bit ubuntu has been the only ubuntu i've used, since i have a athlon X2. i thought why not take advantage of what my hardware can do? do you know how to run 32bit stuff on a 64bit OS or can you show me a thread that talks about this? one more thing i'm just using the onboard graphics, could that be what is keeping the program from working right?

luvit
March 31st, 2008, 01:58 PM
I do not know how to run 32bit packages on a 64bit OS install.
I downgraded to 32bit OS install for this reason.

I don't believe the Video Hardware or driver would cause the package to fail installation...


I will tell you that Google Earth on both of my Linux boxes is flaky on the graphics side... dialog boxes fight for foreground focus. My windows version is flawless.

I have yet to determine if I can fix the boxes fighting for foreground focus.

dsplabs
April 3rd, 2008, 06:10 AM
What I did first was:

sudo apt-get install googleearth*

But that only installs a utility for making a Debian package of Google Earth, so then I downloaded GoogleEarthLinux.bin and run


sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

And that worked fine.



Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.2.205.5730...................................... ........................
Installing mimetypes...
Installing desktop menu entries...
mkdir: `/home/kamil/.config/menus/applications-merged': Permission denied
touch: cannot touch `/home/kamil/.config/menus/applications-merged/xdg-desktop-menu-dummy.menu': Permission denied
Installing desktop icon...

quasar277
April 10th, 2008, 11:29 PM
I will tell you that Google Earth on both of my Linux boxes is flaky on the graphics side... dialog boxes fight for foreground focus. My windows version is flawless.

I have yet to determine if I can fix the boxes fighting for foreground focus.

What graphic card drivers are you using? The only way google earth is not giving me that problem is if I'm running ATI proprietary drivers... which is a pity.

luvit
April 11th, 2008, 01:50 AM
What graphic card drivers are you using? The only way google earth is not giving me that problem is if I'm running ATI proprietary drivers... which is a pity.

it is a pity... i get the same foreground focus-fighting problem with flash menus on some websites... like nav-bar pull-down menus hide behind "flash rotating billboard" pics....

I've never looked at my driver info before... I've not had time to troubleshoot it since it only bites me once a week.

I have:
Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960
intel - experimental modesetting driver for I...
vesa - Generic VESA-compliant video cards

quasar277
April 21st, 2008, 09:57 AM
I've never looked at my driver info before... I've not had time to troubleshoot it since it only bites me once a week.


Then you should be 'fine' :)

I have no idea about Intel Mobile chipsets. There are some tutorials on ubuntu documentation but they're for ati and I think nvidia too.
If you do a search on the forums I'm pretty sure you'll find something. But try the Docs as well.

C.

evil_urna
May 12th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Does it take a real long damm time to install for anyone else?

finalcut
May 12th, 2008, 08:41 PM
u can find some pretty sweet stuff on google earth

evil_urna
May 13th, 2008, 08:31 PM
u can find some pretty sweet stuff on google earth

REALLY? I never knew.

KhanTG
May 18th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Does it take a real long damm time to install for anyone else?

installing wasn't an issue for me... went right in (i just had to get the right path for the *.bin) I am not getting the maps after the interface loads. Anybody have suggestions?

hanzahar
May 19th, 2008, 01:05 PM
wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--20:04:36-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
=> `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Resolving dl.google.com... 209.85.133.91
Connecting to dl.google.com|209.85.133.91|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
20:04:36 ERROR 404: Not Found.This came out...why? :(

pasargad
May 19th, 2008, 02:56 PM
This came out...why? :(

i have the same problem,where is the problem:confused:

Raccoon1400
May 19th, 2008, 05:50 PM
I had the same issue. Just download it manually.

Krypttt
May 27th, 2008, 10:16 AM
EDIT:
Ever mind this.

BLTicklemonster
May 29th, 2008, 05:10 AM
http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html

Save it to your /home/yourname directory, then in terminal, type

cd /home/yourname

then

sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

and follow the directions.

Pretty easy?

gonella
May 29th, 2008, 07:00 AM
The linux version of google earth has just been released so heres how to get it!

1. Open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
2. Type in the following:


wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

The rest of the install is self explanatory, have fun!

I have installed Google Earth in my Kubuntu 8.04, but when I try to run it my kubuntu logs off by it self. What should be the problem?

fuzzyl0g1c
May 29th, 2008, 03:42 PM
oops!

stmcc
May 29th, 2008, 11:34 PM
I have been trying to install googleearth for some time. I am dual booted with Win XP and it works fine on Xp. When I try to install it on ubuntu 8.4 ,the screen is black and there is no info on the left pane. I get this:
googleearth-bin: main/renderbuffer.c:2153: _mesa_reference_renderbuffer: Assertion `oldRb->Magic == 0xaabbccdd' failed.
Google Earth has caught signal 6.

Stacktrace from glibc:
./googleearth-bin [0x804f403]
./googleearth-bin [0x804f916]
[0xb7f6b420]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(abort+0x101) [0xb7118a01]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__assert_fail+0xee) [0xb711010e]
/usr/lib/dri/unichrome_dri.so(_mesa_reference_renderbuffer+0x14 e) [0xb079e32e]
/usr/lib/dri/unichrome_dri.so(_mesa_free_framebuffer_data+0x67) [0xb0779537]
/usr/lib/dri/unichrome_dri.so(_mesa_destroy_framebuffer+0x26) [0xb0779626]
/usr/lib/dri/unichrome_dri.so(_mesa_unreference_framebuffer+0x6 b) [0xb07793ab]
/usr/lib/dri/unichrome_dri.so [0xb0735e40]
/usr/lib/dri/unichrome_dri.so [0xb072b6f0]
/usr/lib/dri/unichrome_dri.so [0xb072b0be]
/usr/lib/dri/unichrome_dri.so [0xb072b2f5]
/usr/lib/libGL.so.1 [0xb6686113]
/home/mac/google-earth/libIGGfx.so(_ZN3Gap3Gfx18igOglVisualContext22inter nalDestroyContextEv+0x41) [0xb3e34fa1]
/home/mac/google-earth/libIGGfx.so(_ZN3Gap3Gfx18igOglVisualContext12userD estructEv+0x7b) [0xb3e6ddbb]
./libIGCore.so(_ZNK3Gap4Core8igObject15internalRelea seEv+0x8b) [0xb69ee44b]
/home/mac/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll13VisualContextD2Ev+0xff) [0xb3a3efdf]
/home/mac/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll17VisualContextUnixD0Ev+0 x2d) [0xb3c9707d]
/home/mac/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll17RenderContextImplD0Ev+0 x1cf) [0xb3be951f]
/home/mac/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll17RenderContextImpl15Dele teSingletonEv+0x2e) [0xb3bc6e2e]
/home/mac/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll7APIImpl19deleteRenderCon textEv+0x17) [0xb3b3f757]
/home/mac/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll7APIImpl8shutdownEv+0x36) [0xb3b3f8f6]
/home/mac/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll7APIImplD0Ev+0x2d) [0xb3b4747d]
/home/mac/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll7APIImpl15DeleteSingleton Ev+0x2b) [0xb3b3f59b]
/home/mac/google-earth/libevll.so(releaseApi+0x17) [0xb3b3f977]
./libapiloader.so(_ZN5earth4evll9ApiLoader10releaseA piEv+0x19) [0xb69655f9]
./libmoduleframework.so(_ZN5earth6module13ModuleMana gerD0Ev+0x8a) [0xb681d47a]
./libmoduleframework.so(_ZN5earth6module13ModuleCont extD0Ev+0x31) [0xb681ccd1]
./libmoduleframework.so(_ZN5earth6module13ModuleCont ext15DeleteSingletonEv+0x26) [0xb681ac86]
./libgoogleearth_lib.so(_ZN5earth6client11Applicatio nD1Ev+0x24c) [0xb72cfb5c]
./googleearth-bin(main+0x2c4) [0x8050bf4]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe0) [0xb7102450]
./googleearth-bin [0x804f231]




We apologize for the inconvenience, but Google Earth has crashed.
This is a bug in the program, and should never happen under normal
circumstances. A bug report and debugging data are now being written
to this text file:

/home/mac/.googleearth/crashlogs/crashlog-F8642F8

keanu_reeves
June 25th, 2008, 03:29 PM
404 error coming has google changed the path?

Orfintain
June 27th, 2008, 01:24 AM
I got the same 404 error , google's site allowed me to download a bin file for it for linux so it should be possible , I guess the real question is how did I use linux for 6 month's and still not know how to install from a bin file....

VTshredder
June 27th, 2008, 01:49 AM
also getting the 404 error....

vtshredder@Slip:~$ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--20:41:17-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
=> `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Resolving dl.google.com... 209.85.133.136, 209.85.133.93, 209.85.133.190, ...
Connecting to dl.google.com|209.85.133.136|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
20:41:17 ERROR 404: Not Found.

vtshredder@Slip:~$ sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh: Can't open GoogleEarthLinux.bin
vtshredder@Slip:~$

NuxIT
June 30th, 2008, 03:37 AM
Hi, I installed google earth 4.3 just recently. I had 4.2 and it worked fine with my default user. I downloaded the 4.3 bin file and used that install method following this guide:
http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2007/11/28/how-to-install-google-earth-in-ubuntu/

However, whenever I run it with my default user everything is "greyed out" and their is no earth. I have to run it as sudo from terminal to get it to come up correctly. I tried changing the ownership of two files. Google-googleearth.desktop and using the chown command. It added styles user to the ownership.

-rw-rwx--- 1 styles styles 620 2008-06-29 20:33 Google-googleearth.desktop
styles@t60:/home/apps/google-earth$ ls -l G*.*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 426 2008-06-29 01:12 Google-googleearth.desktop


Even with styles added it still has everything greyed out and no earth unless launched with sudo. Any ideas? Thanks

EDIT:
I didn't realize the answer is on the same page from the install link I listed above.
I did this:

Here’s how to fix the “only works with sudo” problem
in your homedir, cd .config/Google, then do ’sudo chown [you user name] GoogleEarthPlus.conf’

Next time you run googleearth, it’ll show you an error message about not being able to write to /root/.googleearth, and that it will use your homedir instead…

Hope this helps others!

nikolaos
June 30th, 2008, 07:11 PM
For those like me, to who google earth is ridiculously slow, just go to View and disable the Atmosphere feature. It worked for me, hope it does for you to.

booleanB
July 2nd, 2008, 11:33 AM
error 404 with the first command

but download it separately and thengo through

'sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin' this

lu.victor2008
July 4th, 2008, 11:17 PM
For those like me, to who google earth is ridiculously slow, just go to View and disable the Atmosphere feature. It worked for me, hope it does for you to.

HAHHA! Thank You so much. I reinstalled Google Earth several times for its slowness. Now it runs pretty well.

Fatfool
July 5th, 2008, 08:09 AM
Hi, I installed google earth 4.3 just recently. I had 4.2 and it worked fine with my default user. I downloaded the 4.3 bin file and used that install method following this guide:
http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2007/11/28/how-to-install-google-earth-in-ubuntu/

However, whenever I run it with my default user everything is "greyed out" and their is no earth. I have to run it as sudo from terminal to get it to come up correctly. I tried changing the ownership of two files. Google-googleearth.desktop and using the chown command. It added styles user to the ownership.

-rw-rwx--- 1 styles styles 620 2008-06-29 20:33 Google-googleearth.desktop
styles@t60:/home/apps/google-earth$ ls -l G*.*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 426 2008-06-29 01:12 Google-googleearth.desktop


Even with styles added it still has everything greyed out and no earth unless launched with sudo. Any ideas? Thanks

EDIT:
I didn't realize the answer is on the same page from the install link I listed above.
I did this:

Here’s how to fix the “only works with sudo” problem
in your homedir, cd .config/Google, then do ’sudo chown [you user name] GoogleEarthPlus.conf’

Next time you run googleearth, it’ll show you an error message about not being able to write to /root/.googleearth, and that it will use your homedir instead…

Hope this helps others!
yep that helped a lot. been searching for a solution to the sudo problem for weeks now. that fixed it. thanks!!

NuxIT
July 5th, 2008, 10:08 AM
yep that helped a lot. been searching for a solution to the sudo problem for weeks now. that fixed it. thanks!!

Sure, glad that worked for you!:guitar:

SusieSA
July 23rd, 2008, 02:26 PM
error 404 with the first command

but download it separately and thengo through

'sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin' this
Hi,
I used the quote you suggested relating to the 404 ERROR, and got this reply :

sally@sally-desktop:~$ sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.3.7204.836...................................... ........................
loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option

loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option

Installing mimetypes...
Installing desktop menu entries...
Installing desktop icon...

Still unable to read the script, and the world blacked out. Can you help further?
Ta.
Suzie SA

SusieSA
July 23rd, 2008, 02:37 PM
Hi,
I used the quote you suggested relating to the 404 ERROR, and got this reply :

sally@sally-desktop:~$ sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.3.7204.836...................................... ........................
loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option

loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option

Installing mimetypes...
Installing desktop menu entries...
Installing desktop icon...

Still unable to read the script, and the world blacked out. Can you help further?
Ta.
Suzie SA

astroorion
July 26th, 2008, 08:22 PM
I was able to get google earth to run
Thank's to the post by BLTicklemonster on post # 189

dunbrokin
July 31st, 2008, 10:45 AM
I got Google Earth to run....but it is so sllloooowwww....

I have 2G and am on 8.04.

gjoellee
July 31st, 2008, 10:51 AM
I woul say installing GooogleEarth +much more other software i easies to istall with ULTAMATIX! Download: http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload/Ultamatix-Download-24551.html

gjoellee
July 31st, 2008, 10:54 AM
by the way....Google Earth works VERY good in Intrepid Ibex, but not in hardy (this is what I am experiencing)

Claudestephane
August 3rd, 2008, 09:10 AM
I was delighted to find your post on Google Earth installation, but please find a screen scrape of my terminal session. Help clearly still needed, as installation never took place.

claude@claude-laptop:~$ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--01:02:08-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
=> `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Resolving dl.google.com... 209.85.133.190, 209.85.133.93, 209.85.133.136, ...
Connecting to dl.google.com|209.85.133.190|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
01:02:08 ERROR 404: Not Found.

claude@claude-laptop:~$ sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin


Claudestephane

jetta
August 4th, 2008, 02:25 PM
What I did first was:

sudo apt-get install googleearth*

But that only installs a utility for making a Debian package of Google Earth, so then I downloaded GoogleEarthLinux.bin and run


sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

And that worked fine.



Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.2.205.5730...................................... ........................
Installing mimetypes...
Installing desktop menu entries...
mkdir: `/home/kamil/.config/menus/applications-merged': Permission denied
touch: cannot touch `/home/kamil/.config/menus/applications-merged/xdg-desktop-menu-dummy.menu': Permission denied
Installing desktop icon...


thx to dsplabs, this post work fine with me..
i'm currently running Hardy with Centrino Core 2 Duo, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, 1G DDR2.

jeffegg2
August 4th, 2008, 10:47 PM
I installed google earth. what a mistake!! everytime I run it it disables my wireless...then I have to do a resore of a backup...

bye google earth.

heinlich
August 6th, 2008, 04:29 PM
I also downloaded it and it worked fine on my laptop, the only problem is every time I click on the map or drag the map, the area blinks, and also for clicking on the photo people shared. So goodbye google earth for me too, at least right now

geezerone
August 7th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Installed version 4.3 but won't load as unable to identify the graphics card?

I am using Nvidia 6600 which isn't the kindest as when trying to use accelerated driver I had to reboot into recovery mode and fix X-Server to stop the black screen appearing.

zenithdave
August 10th, 2008, 02:30 PM
'Here’s how to fix the “only works with sudo” problem
in your homedir, cd .config/Google, then do ’sudo chown [you user name] GoogleEarthPlus.conf’

Next time you run googleearth, it’ll show you an error message about not being able to write to /root/.googleearth, and that it will use your homedir instead…'

That worked here thanks a lot :D

running fine in full screen now :mrgreen:

grouchyolddude
August 16th, 2008, 03:47 PM
http://ubuntuforums.org/search.php?searchid=46412312

I managed to find the "fix" for my font issue, but recieve a slightly different read out from the config, google command..
can someone tell me exactly whoich seetting I need to change??
[General]
AnimSpeed=1
CachePath=/root/.googleearth/Cache
ClampBegin=false
ControllerEnabled=false
ControllerMode=2
DisableNavCheckbox=false
InvertMouseWheel=false
KMLPath=/root/.googleearth
Key="KF2vnIDUh1c="
LogoutClean=true
NavMode=0
NavigatorShow=0
PolyEditXPos=69
PolyEditXSize=422
PolyEditYPos=74
PolyEditYSize=552
RepeatMode=1
ReverseControls=false
SMode=true
SwoopEnabled=true
TimeFolderRestrict=false
TimeShow=1
TimeZoneHours=-6
TimeZoneMinutes=0
TimeZoneMode=1
TimeZoneName=Local
UID="0TsuRF0Wp27Uw6ss7bWoaQ=="
VID="AAAADTQuMy43MjA0LjA4MzY="
currentVersion=4.3.7204.0836
defaultBrowser=true
enableTips=true
hiddenWindows-4_3=@Invalid()
lastHeight=693
lastLeft=0
lastTip=7
lastTop=0
lastWidth=1024
layersOpen=true
mouseWheelSpeed=1
osName=Linux
placesOpen=true
renderWarning-OGLsoftwareEmulated=false
searchOpen=true
shown_GPS=false
shown_LeftPanel=true
shown_RenderFrame=true
shown_Ruler=false
visibleWindows-4_3=RenderWindow, ServerWindow
wasFullScreen=false
wasMaximized=true

[Render]
CompassVisible=true

[UsageStatistics]
firstRun\day=13
firstRun\hour=21
firstRun\minute=1
firstRun\month=8
firstRun\second=55
firstRun\year=2008

I don't find any font size under "render" as the others have.. ???

McTek
August 17th, 2008, 11:23 PM
This URL no longer valid

alek01
August 21st, 2008, 03:07 PM
Hi,
Thank you for the HowTo. However, I am getting this error message:
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.3.7284.3916..................................... .........................
No protocol specified

I'm using 8.04 and an NVidia card on Asus S96S. I've left the Google Earth file on the Desktop. Any idea what is happening and solutions?

Thanks a lot.

Alek

WHat protocal do I need to specify and how/where?

linuxguymarshall
August 21st, 2008, 03:11 PM
I know a lot of people are going to yell at me for this but..... I think Automatix installs Google Earth

simuflite
August 22nd, 2008, 06:25 AM
Trying to install I get the following error:

cweyer@cweyer-laptop:~/Desktop$ sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.3.7284.3916..................................... .........................
./setup.sh: 284: setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk2: not found
./setup.sh: 299: setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk: not found
The setup program seems to have failed on amd64

Fatal error, installer failed to run at all!
cweyer@cweyer-laptop:~/Desktop$

Ideas?

hopkinsjeni
August 24th, 2008, 03:34 PM
I've tried to install GoogleEarth using the info on this forum but my terminal keeps saying this:

--15:29:37-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
=> `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Resolving dl.google.com... 66.102.9.136, 66.102.9.190, 66.102.9.93, ...
Connecting to dl.google.com|66.102.9.136|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
15:29:38 ERROR 404: Not Found.

Can anyone help?
I also tried to install using the instructions on google and that was no help either, the program would download onto my desktop but wouldn't install or do anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

hopkinsjeni
August 24th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Yeah, the code on the first post didn't work for me either. But, I followed RevolutionMaster's post and it worked.



But careful on how you copy the code into terminal. This forum automatically shortens url length, so if you copy the text above with the old "crtl+c" method it's just going to copy as "http://dl.google.com/earth/client/cu...EarthLinux.bin"
Right click and copy link location to get the full url.


This worked beautifully for me! Thank you!

ft566
August 27th, 2008, 10:57 PM
The linux version of google earth has just been released so heres how to get it!

1. Open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
2. Type in the following:


wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

The rest of the install is self explanatory, have fun!

I tried this but an error came up saying that it wasn't found.

hopkinsjeni
August 28th, 2008, 12:58 PM
Check my post #220 (I think) that definitely worked for me after my terminal kept saying the same thing as yours.

hopkinsjeni
August 28th, 2008, 12:59 PM
I tried this but an error came up saying that it wasn't found.
Check out my post #220 that definitely worked for me after I had the same error as you.

fragimar
September 1st, 2008, 08:49 PM
I was having problems so I went to earth.google.com to see where the download location was on their site. It seems they updated the software and the url is different. This terminal code worked for me.


wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

Scrotnig
September 1st, 2008, 10:11 PM
vBulletin curtails the URL....use this:

wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

ExWindowsDude
September 2nd, 2008, 01:15 AM
The linux version of google earth has just been released so heres how to get it!

1. Open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
2. Type in the following:


wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

The rest of the install is self explanatory, have fun!

******************************************
Wanted to give everyone an Updated URL path that worked for me.
(the above path is out of date---404).
Google Earth Install


wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin

After you have downloaded it run:


sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin


******************************************

Have Fun!:)

Kooothor
September 2nd, 2008, 11:58 AM
Hey I don't know about you but I keep having white screens each time I zoom or move. It's just blank for like a microsecond, but very annoying. Does anyone happen to have this bug also ?

I'm running Ubuntu Hardy on latest Macbook.

ExWindowsDude
September 2nd, 2008, 04:47 PM
Hey I don't know about you but I keep having white screens each time I zoom or move. It's just blank for like a microsecond, but very annoying. Does anyone happen to have this bug also ?

I'm running Ubuntu Hardy on latest Macbook.

Me too, my Google Earth is PAINFULLY slow (at least for my expectations for Linux/Xubuntu).

It can take "minutes" (2-3) to load and move around,etc.
I monitored my CPU usage and it spikes pretty high (60%+)....

Google Earth is PAINFULLY slow on Windows Too....so I'm assuming it's just a "Product" issue.....

mauris
September 4th, 2008, 06:10 AM
I have downloaded the "GoogleEarthLinux.bin" (both: website and command line), but when when I use the command: "sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin", I get the following error: "sh: Can't open GoogleEartLinux.bin"
What am I doing wrong? :)

EDITED
I just repeated the same command and finally started the installation.
But ... ;) now I have a different problem. Google does not like my graphic card :(
(Presario v3000, NVIDIA, turion 64x2).

Dead Angel
September 6th, 2008, 09:30 PM
Delete this post. I'm a chicken little.

madsmaddad
September 7th, 2008, 11:08 AM
I have same problem as message 190. I get a central splash logo for google earth, and then the computer logs off.

It did install in my desktop/googleearth however.

should I uninstall and make it install in usr/local/googleearth?

Milambar
September 14th, 2008, 07:07 PM
The download location has changed yet again.

It is now:

http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin

But you can't seem to access it via wget, only via a web browser as you need to click on an "I accept" link, and accept a cookie.

Of course, you can't actually install it once you manage to get it...



root@newcore:~# sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.3.7284.3916..................................... .........................
You don't seem to be running an X server (no DISPLAY set).
Google Earth and its installer both require X11.
Aborting...

DManX04
September 16th, 2008, 02:25 AM
So I've gotten the program installed. The splash screen comes up and the window opens showing the stars and the menu bar on the right. However, then I get an "error:29" message saying that it can't connect to the website. I've tried this on several different networks, and they all say the same thing. Any advice?

adamogardner
September 17th, 2008, 01:57 AM
I didn't get mine :

adamogardner@CRONUS:~$ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--20:56:11-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
=> `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Resolving dl.google.com... 209.85.133.91, 209.85.133.93, 209.85.133.136, ...
Connecting to dl.google.com|209.85.133.91|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
20:56:12 ERROR 404: Not Found.

adamogardner@CRONUS:~$ sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

flyboy917
November 10th, 2008, 03:29 AM
Just installed it on the 64bit version of 8.04. Works just fine.
:)

artist
December 1st, 2008, 08:16 PM
I followed the above instructions, and have installed google earth, but does not load up when I try to run it. All I get is the google earth splash screen, and does nothing...

HELP ME!!!!
I can not run it correctly as a common user, maybe just like what you got. But I can run it as the supper user. I don't know why.

AlexPozz26
December 4th, 2008, 07:13 PM
I tried typing that initial command in, and this is the error message I get:

alex@gretchen:~$ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--13:13:03-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
=> `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Resolving dl.google.com... 72.14.207.93, 72.14.207.136, 72.14.207.190, ...
Connecting to dl.google.com|72.14.207.93|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
13:13:03 ERROR 404: Not Found.

phantom3113
December 4th, 2008, 11:32 PM
I get the same issue. Upon putting the initial command from the first post, I get this:


laptop:~$ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--17:23:32-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
=> `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Resolving dl.google.com... 209.85.173.136
Connecting to dl.google.com|209.85.173.136|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
17:23:32 ERROR 404: Not Found.

--17:23:32-- http://sh/
=> `index.html'
Resolving sh... failed: Name or service not known.
--17:23:36-- http://googleearthlinux.bin/
=> `index.html'
Resolving googleearthlinux.bin... failed: Name or service not known.

FINISHED --17:23:50--
Downloaded: 0 bytes in 0 files

Why can't it find it?

montevjl
December 6th, 2008, 05:05 PM
vBulletin curtails the URL....use this:

wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

Great info. You got the right link. Mny tks. /jl

montevjl
December 6th, 2008, 05:11 PM
ok

Beastboy26
December 10th, 2008, 01:56 AM
google earth crashes every time i try to open it. This is the message I get


Google Earth has caught signal 11.

Stacktrace from glibc:
./googleearth-bin [0x804f403]
./googleearth-bin [0x804f916]
[0xb8073400]
/usr/lib/libX11.so.6(XInitExtension+0x41) [0xb6b36771]
/usr/lib/libXext.so.6(XextAddDisplay+0x52) [0xb6c0e692]
/usr/lib/libGL.so.1 [0xb674c58b]
/usr/lib/libGL.so.1 [0xb674ce0f]
/usr/lib/libGL.so.1 [0xb6749fcf]
/home/bryan/google-earth/libIGGfx.so(_ZN3Gap3Gfx18igOglVisualContext15setSw apIntervalEi+0x8a) [0xb47035fa]
/home/bryan/google-earth/libIGGfx.so(_ZN3Gap3Gfx18igOglVisualContext4openEv +0x4b5) [0xb473a345]
/home/bryan/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll13VisualContext11openCont extEN3Gap3Gfx25igRenderDestinationFormatERKNS0_8In itInfoE+0xff) [0xb3ad2a4f]
/home/bryan/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll13VisualContext4initERKNS 0_8InitInfoE+0x1fb) [0xb3ad431b]
/home/bryan/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll17RenderContextImpl4initE RKNS0_8InitInfoE+0x8f) [0xb3c9502f]
./librender.so(_ZN12RenderWidget6setApiEPN5earth4evl l3APIE+0x4f) [0xb68b0fef]
./librender.so(_ZN5earth6render12RenderWindow12creat eWidgetEv+0xb2) [0xb68bbc82]
./libgoogleearth_lib.so(_ZN5earth6client12ModuleWidg et9showEventEP10QShowEvent+0x90) [0xb742c350]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget5eventEP6QEvent+0xa86) [0xb78ca132]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN19QApplicationPrivate13notify_hel perEP7QObjectP6QEvent+0x1d3) [0xb788e4ab]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN12QApplication6notifyEP7QObjectP6 QEvent+0x132) [0xb789509e]
./libQtCore.so.4(_ZN16QCoreApplication14notifyIntern alEP7QObjectP6QEvent+0x62) [0xb7e87eda]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate11show_helperEv+0 xf9) [0xb78cc809]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate14show_recursiveE v+0x83) [0xb78cc567]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate12showChildrenEb+ 0x15c) [0xb78cc704]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate11show_helperEv+0 x60) [0xb78cc770]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget10setVisibleEb+0x3bb) [0xb78cedcb]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate12showChildrenEb+ 0x146) [0xb78cc6ee]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate11show_helperEv+0 x60) [0xb78cc770]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate14show_recursiveE v+0x83) [0xb78cc567]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate12showChildrenEb+ 0x15c) [0xb78cc704]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate11show_helperEv+0 x60) [0xb78cc770]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget10setVisibleEb+0x3bb) [0xb78cedcb]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate12showChildrenEb+ 0x146) [0xb78cc6ee]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate11show_helperEv+0 x60) [0xb78cc770]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget10setVisibleEb+0x3bb) [0xb78cedcb]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate12showChildrenEb+ 0x146) [0xb78cc6ee]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate11show_helperEv+0 x60) [0xb78cc770]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget10setVisibleEb+0x3bb) [0xb78cedcb]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate12showChildrenEb+ 0x146) [0xb78cc6ee]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate11show_helperEv+0 x60) [0xb78cc770]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget10setVisibleEb+0x3bb) [0xb78cedcb]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate12showChildrenEb+ 0x146) [0xb78cc6ee]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate11show_helperEv+0 x60) [0xb78cc770]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget10setVisibleEb+0x3bb) [0xb78cedcb]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget10showNormalEv+0x68) [0xb78c5150]
./libgoogleearth_lib.so(_ZN10MainWindow18readScreens izeInfoEv+0xc0f) [0xb740cfef]
./libgoogleearth_lib.so(_ZN5earth6client11Applicatio n12setupMainWinERK7QStringb+0x2c0) [0xb73bca30]
./libgoogleearth_lib.so(_ZN5earth6client11Applicatio n3runEv+0x2f1) [0xb73c04e1]
./googleearth-bin(main+0x2ba) [0x8050bea]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe5) [0xb71dc685]
./googleearth-bin [0x804f231]




We apologize for the inconvenience, but Google Earth has crashed.
This is a bug in the program, and should never happen under normal
circumstances. A bug report and debugging data are now being written
to this text file:

/home/bryan/.googleearth/crashlogs/crashlog-E33380DC.txt

This bug report will be sent to Google automatically next time you run
Google Earth. Its data, which contains no personal information, will help
us correct problems without bothering you further. If you would rather
this info not be transmitted, please delete the above file before running
the program again. If you want bug reports to NEVER be sent, remove the
above 'crashlogs' directory's read/write permissions.


any ideas

insert_name_here
December 24th, 2008, 06:34 PM
fwiw, Beastboy, I get the same error message. So you have my sympathies, but sympathies don't really fix things...

dspisak
December 26th, 2008, 01:40 AM
I followed the script in Scrotnig's previous response and received this error message:

root@djs-pc:/home/spisaks# sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.3.7284.3916..................................... .........................
./setup.sh: 284: setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk2: not found
./setup.sh: 299: setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk: not found
The setup program seems to have failed on amd64

Fatal error, installer failed to run at all!

Now what do i do? TIA.

lightspeed500oard
December 27th, 2008, 12:01 PM
I went through Terminal but got the following Msg,,pixel@ubuntu:~$ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--2008-12-27 02:54:43-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Resolving dl.google.com... 74.125.19.93, 74.125.19.136, 74.125.19.190, ...
Connecting to dl.google.com|74.125.19.93|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2008-12-27 02:54:43 ERROR 404: Not Found.

pixel@ubuntu:~$ sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh: Can't open GoogleEarthLinux.bin
pixel@ubuntu:~$
pixel@ubuntu:~$
Any Ideas? Thanks.

puppe
January 3rd, 2009, 08:54 AM
Well, the first line simply tells you that google earth does not exist anymore in that specific location you tried to download from.

The second error tells you that you can't install/run anything which you don't have.

You have to find another download location for G-Earth.

update: the current link to google earth is:


http://dl.google.com/earth/client/GE4/release_4_3/GoogleEarthLinux.bin

You can use the same commands as earlier with this link, or just paste it in to your browser and then download.

lightspeed500oard
January 3rd, 2009, 09:03 AM
Thanks for the desipher on line code, and i'll loke for another download site.

phobikore
January 10th, 2009, 02:07 AM
!

phobikore
January 10th, 2009, 02:14 AM
i typed:

wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

and got an error:

--03:11:57-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
=> `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Εύρεση του dl.google.com... 66.249.93.93, 66.249.93.190, 66.249.93.91, ...
Connecting to dl.google.com|66.249.93.93|:80... συνδέθηκε.
Η αίτηση για HTTP στάλθηκε, αναμονή απάντησης... 404 Not Found
03:11:57 ΣΦΑΛΜΑ 404: Not Found.

any suggestions? :)

((last line means:request for HTTP sent, waiting for response...))

Skripka
January 10th, 2009, 02:20 AM
i typed:

wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

and got an error:

--03:11:57-- http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
=> `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'
Εύρεση του dl.google.com... 66.249.93.93, 66.249.93.190, 66.249.93.91, ...
Connecting to dl.google.com|66.249.93.93|:80... συνδέθηκε.
Η αίτηση για HTTP στάλθηκε, αναμονή απάντησης... 404 Not Found
03:11:57 ΣΦΑΛΜΑ 404: Not Found.

any suggestions? :)

((last line means:request for HTTP sent, waiting for response...))

You can either install Google Earth the OBNOXIOUS way which leaves crap all over your HDD...or you can do it the Debian way.

http://blog.irwan.name/?p=103

ithanium
January 10th, 2009, 03:49 PM
thanks for the post... it helped :D