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Postby tbrownarcher2 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:04 pm

I just downloaded google earth for linux on my linux mint 13 cinammon. I am impressed there dont' seem to be any problem in it's operation .. everything was almost automatic getting it setup and 10 min is all it took... I sorta expected days of help to get it running.... not counting my chickens yet though.

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Re: google earth success

Postby palo on Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:56 pm

tbrownarcher2 wrote:I just downloaded google earth for linux on my linux mint 13 cinammon. I am impressed there dont' seem to be any problem in it's operation .. everything was almost automatic getting it setup and 10 min is all it took... I sorta expected days of help to get it running.... not counting my chickens yet though.

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This seems to be an answer in search of a question so I have questions as I have never been impressed with GE running in Linux. So before I try again:

Do the fonts look proper - they always looked awful?

The graphics (nvidia) antialising settings were never honored so in flight mode the horizon looked - well not good. Is this any better?

How did you install - Synaptic?
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Re: google earth success

Postby xclusive585 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:02 pm

Ill start by answering the OP. Yes Earth runs great in Mint, see what happens when Developers package up their wares in a .deb installer? Beautiful ain't it?

Now to answer the second poster: You install goodle earth by downloading their .deb installer (for Ubuntu works fine for Mint).
Then you just double-click the .deb file and click through your install, just like Winders.

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Re: google earth success

Postby GeneC on Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:52 pm

palo wrote:........Do the fonts look proper - they always looked awful?......


Google Earth font fix. :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=109484
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Re: google earth success

Postby tbrownarcher2 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:02 pm

everything looks great there is a whitbox at the top of the main window that sorta looks like an incomplete time line window but it's not ... I have not figured out what it is but it does not affect the usability at all and don't look that bad .... other than that it's great .....
I actually went to the google earth site to download it ....I forget exactly what i did .
what i was bragging about it linux mint 13. It seems to just work ...

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Re: google earth success

Postby Condorman on Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:53 am

Yes, the empty dialogue box on GE is a known issue. From what I gather it's fixed for the next Cinnamon release, so just hang on a short while. If you click restart Cinnamon it will remove it, though it will reappear when you start the application again.
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Re: google earth success

Postby palo on Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:22 pm

GeneC wrote:
palo wrote:........Do the fonts look proper - they always looked awful?......


Google Earth font fix. :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=109484


I just noticed this today and thought... great. Then saw how much was involved and then the irritation started to set in again. Google uses soooo much of Linux yet when it comes to stuff like this - they treat us like second class. Why the heck can't they supply the app to us out of the box that works as well as it does in Windows. Jumping through hoops like that to make it work right is just wrong>>>end of rant.
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