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    Google Earth wont load completely

    Im running
    18.04.4 LTS
    Intel® G33
    GNOME 3.28.2
    64bit

    When I open google earth, the dashboard loads just fine, but the planet never materializes, and this is all I get.

    I think its something to do with WebGL? But know nothing about that.
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    Re: Google Earth wont load completely

    You can use GE in the browser.

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    Re: Google Earth wont load completely

    I know. But I need some of the utilities. Such as measuring in miles, ft, etc. Thank you tho.

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    Re: Google Earth wont load completely

    So try this just for a diagnosis

    Code:
    sudo apt install mesa-utils
    After mesa-utils is installed, run this and post the outputs.

    Code:
    glxinfo | grep OpenGL

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    Re: Google Earth wont load completely

    Code:
    glxinfo | grep OpenGL
    Code:
    OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) G33 
    OpenGL version string: 1.4 Mesa 19.2.8
    OpenGL extensions:
    OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 2.0 Mesa 19.2.8
    OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 1.0.16
    OpenGL ES profile extensions:

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    Re: Google Earth wont load completely

    Your card is too old, I think you need at least OpenGL2.1

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    Re: Google Earth wont load completely

    You can possibly hack around it: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....1#post13701831
    Even if you get OpenGL 2.x advertised, don't be surprised if Google Earth (or other 3D apps) are buggy. Also, don't be surprised if GE is painfully slow.

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    Re: Google Earth wont load completely

    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Pasque View Post
    You can possibly hack around it: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....1#post13701831
    Even if you get OpenGL 2.x advertised, don't be surprised if Google Earth (or other 3D apps) are buggy. Also, don't be surprised if GE is painfully slow.
    OP can try to upgrade mesa driver but doubt that it will work, it is a hardware limitation. https://www.intel.com/content/www/us...s-drivers.html

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    Re: Google Earth wont load completely

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain20122 View Post
    OP can try to upgrade mesa driver but doubt that it will work, it is a hardware limitation.
    It's not upgrading or changing the driver. It's faking the OpenGL version by using CPU/software rendering for a few hardware features that these GPU's lack that make them compatible with OpenGL 2.x
    If you read the article, you'll see that Intel devs previously used this as the default configuration on Linux, but decided against it because of bugs and poor performance. https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-OpenGL-2-Drop

    So, yes, it should "work" in the sense that OpenGL 2.x is advertised, but as I told OP, don't be surprised if a program doesn't work and don't expect miracles in performance.
    Last edited by Yellow Pasque; May 28th, 2020 at 11:34 AM.

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    Re: Google Earth wont load completely

    Thanks, for a bunch of great information. I will attempt these fixes.
    I dont actually have a 'graphics card'. But i would gladly buy one if that would resolve the problem. Sounds like it wont. ?

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