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    Question Google Earth starts but disappears immediately

    Hello,


    I've got Ubuntu 8.04 installed and a while ago I installed google earth on my machine. It starts and I see the window for about 1 second, after which it immediately disappears.

    Can anybody help me out here?

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    Re: Google Earth starts but disappears immediately

    How much Ram do you have on your graphics card?
    All right now I have a better idea than the dancing banana idea, mmkay?

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    Re: Google Earth starts but disappears immediately

    Check using
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep RAM
    and type in the output of kbytes
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    Re: Google Earth starts but disappears immediately

    After the comment you gave, it says this: (II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA

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    Re: Google Earth starts but disappears immediately

    Quote Originally Posted by kramer65 View Post
    After the comment you gave, it says this: (II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
    How about above that? My output was
    Code:
    (--) fglrx(0): Video RAM: 262144 kByte, Type: DDR2
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
    ,
    so I have 262144kb of Ram, or around 252MB.
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    Re: Google Earth starts but disappears immediately

    It only said that:

    Code:
    pete@petes-desktop:~$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep RAM
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
    But I don't think there is any problem with that. I've got quite a fast computer. I've got a quad-core 2.6GH with 4GB of RAM. I don't know exactly what kind of graphics card I've got, but it's not bad and if I remember correctly I also have around 265mb on that..

    or doesn't that matter?

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    Re: Google Earth starts but disappears immediately

    How did you install GE. Also what you got under system>admin>hardware drivers?

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    Re: Google Earth starts but disappears immediately

    Well well well!

    I installed version 4 of google earth back then, and I now saw that version 5 was out. I just downloaded that and installed and guess what! That works like a charm!!


    Thanks anyway for your time and effort! I really apreciate it!

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