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[SOLVED]Google Earth won't open

Postby pottzie on Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:45 pm

Just downloaded Google Earth using the Package Manager. It shows as installed, but when I try and open it, it flashes on screen for a second, then disappears. How can I get it to run?
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Re: Google Earth won't open

Postby willie42 on Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:47 pm

open a terminal and try to run it command line and see what errors you get
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Re: Google Earth won't open

Postby pottzie on Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:52 am

I opened a terminal and ran "sudo google earth," but bash kinda went "confused? Command not found"
Well, it really didn't do the confused. But you could tell that it would have if it could have.
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Re: Google Earth won't open

Postby Gerd50 on Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:13 am

Hi, the command is: sudo googleearth
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Re: Google Earth won't open

Postby fuherb on Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:46 am

You might want to try this
http://ubuntulinuxmint.org/2010/10/get- ... tion-lmde/

It solve my problem.
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Re: Google Earth won't open

Postby GeneC on Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:23 am

I also cannot open Google earth?

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gene@zordon ~ $ inxi -G

Graphics:  Card nVidia GT218 [GeForce 210] X.Org 1.7.7 Res: 1680x1050@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer Software Rasterizer GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 7.7.1


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gene@zordon ~ $ googleearth %f

/usr/lib32/googleearth/googleearth-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libQtCore.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
gene@zordon ~ $


Looked for - libQtCore.so.4 - in synaptic. Nothing there. Re installed Google Earth. No difference.

Could it be because I am running 64 bit Mint Debian?
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Re: Google Earth won't open

Postby sgosnell on Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:52 am

Try running /home/user/google-earth/googleearth %f, changing user to your username. You can also change the path in the desktop launcher.
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Re: Google Earth won't open

Postby pottzie on Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:25 pm

Looks like Google Earth is in Home, but user isn't anywhere in the path.
Seems like I'm always heading down the wrong path. It's the creek>canoe>paddle-not-found syndrome.
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Re: Google Earth won't open

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:29 pm

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Re: Google Earth won't open

Postby pottzie on Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:30 pm

The info in fuherb's link did the trick. It said to get libgl1-mesa-dri from the Package Manager, and reboot. Now it works. It also shows me that what I thought was a good graphics card may need an upgrade! It's s-l-o-w, but it works.

I installed Google Earth after reading about George Clooney leasing satellite time so that Sudan could be monitored. Sounds cool, thought I'd like to check that out.

http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/201 ... sudan.html

Anyway, this is solved, and thanks to everyone.
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Re: [SOLVED]Google Earth won't open

Postby fuherb on Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:01 pm

Great that the trick helps.

Regarding speed, not sure if this help. You might try to go to View menu and uncheck the Atmosphere option. This could help to speed up a lot.
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Re: Google Earth won't open

Postby sgosnell on Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:38 pm

pottzie wrote: I installed Google Earth after reading about George Clooney leasing satellite time so that Sudan could be monitored. Sounds cool, thought I'd like to check that out.

Google Earth won't help much with that. The aerial photos are static, and often several years old. You won't see any current activity. It's not a live satellite feed at all.
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Re: [SOLVED]Google Earth won't open

Postby veleriya on Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:09 am

What are the rules on using google maps in commercial work? Im designing a brochure for a company and wondered what are the rules on using google maps? also do you know of any other way of obtaining maps. thanks.
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Re: Google Earth won't open

Postby kmb42vt on Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:04 pm

sgosnell wrote:
pottzie wrote: I installed Google Earth after reading about George Clooney leasing satellite time so that Sudan could be monitored. Sounds cool, thought I'd like to check that out.

Google Earth won't help much with that. The aerial photos are static, and often several years old. You won't see any current activity. It's not a live satellite feed at all.


True enough but but Google Earth users are creating .kmz and .kml overlays all the time so nothing stops Clooney from spending tons of money to buy sat time and then packaging the photos for Google Earth. The only stipulations I believe would be due to a matter of national security.

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