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Google Earth and Stellarium not working after april 12 upd.

Postby marlar on Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:55 pm

Hi,

I just discovered that Google Earth does not start after the april 12 update. It crashes with this error:

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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 have been written
 to this text file:

[Content of crash report:]

Major Version 5
Minor Version 1
Build Number 3533
Build Date Nov 11 2009
Build Time 16:41:31
OS Type 11
OS Major Version 2
OS Minor Version 6
OS Build Version 38
OS Patch Version 0
Crash Signal 11
Crash Time 1303598929
Up Time 4.87863

Stacktrace from glibc:
/usr/lib32/googleearth/googleearth-bin[0x805caa6]
[0xf76f0400]



Has anyone else had the same problem?

Since I can't make the ATI driver work with the new kernel, I don't know if it is the kernel itself that bothers Google Earth or if it is because it needs the ATI driver.

EDIT: It also applies to Stellarium. That fails with a segmentation fault.
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Re: Google Earth and Stellarium not working after april 12 u

Postby inktitan on Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:54 pm

I run it with an Nvidia driver no problems. My Google Earth has the same build date as your so I think we have the same version. I don't think it is the kernel. As to getting your card to work have you tried sgfxi from smxi.org? http://smxi.org/docs/sgfxi-manual.htm
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Re: Google Earth and Stellarium not working after april 12 u

Postby tdockery97 on Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:54 pm

That usually is caused by missing/broken dependencies. Since Mint has made a good googleearth package that installs all the needed dependencies, you may want to try reinstalling it with Synaptic Package Manager. It's shown as googleearth, not googleearth-package. Also make sure you have GLX running. Type "inxi -xG" in Terminal (without the quotes). It should show Direct Rendering: Yes.
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Re: Google Earth and Stellarium not working after april 12 u

Postby inktitan on Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:08 pm

tdockery97 wrote:That usually is caused by missing/broken dependencies. Since Mint has made a good googleearth package that installs all the needed dependencies, you may want to try reinstalling it with Synaptic Package Manager. It's shown as googleearth, not googleearth-package. Also make sure you have GLX running. Type "inxi -xG" in Terminal (without the quotes). It should show Direct Rendering: Yes.

Interesting point you make with the direct rendering but mine is No. Which confuses me...



EDIT: I ran sgfxi and it fixed that but removes the Nvidia settings GUI...
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Re: Google Earth and Stellarium not working after april 12 u

Postby h2-1 on Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:49 pm

sgfxi doesn't remove the gui, just the link I think vanishes for some users in some cases.

Here's a useful command to learn if you're going to run unix like systems:

which nvidia-settings
/usr/bin/nvidia-settings

there it is, just create a link to it, or a menu item, and away you go.

Try it, it's easy, which plus any appname.

type -p nvidia-settings
also works, but which is easier to remember.

Start it as root if you want your changes to be permanent, but in general, why do you need to even see that after the first install? It's not like nvidia offers a lot of options for their Linux drivers.
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