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google earth problem

Post by wutsinterweb » Fri May 11, 2018 9:03 pm

I've tried searching for a solution to this issue, but can't figure out how to term the problem to find the solution.

Google Earth runs but the window for the earth itself is only a 1 inch square and won't expand to the window/screen. This has been a problem for a long time, but I haven't tried to fix it until now. Mint Cinnamon 18.3.
I'm just a student, your guidance is appreciated.

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Re: google earth problem

Post by MrEen » Fri May 11, 2018 9:10 pm

You probably need to install an older version. See here: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=251204

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Re: google earth problem

Post by catweazel » Fri May 11, 2018 9:54 pm

wutsinterweb wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Google Earth runs but the window for the earth itself is only a 1 inch square and won't expand to the window/screen. This has been a problem for a long time, but I haven't tried to fix it until now. Mint Cinnamon 18.3.
https://askubuntu.com/questions/946318/ ... -earth-pro
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Re: google earth problem

Post by Proxima » Thu May 31, 2018 3:45 pm

For future reference: The linux .deb installers are actually still on google earth download server, even though not linked on the page anymore. No need to use 3rd party uploads.
For 7.1.8 I recommend using the non-pro version if there's any issues with Pro. In my case, in the 7.1.8 Pro version 3D mapped buildings don't work, only old 3D models show up. No problems in old "free" version.

7.1.8 Google Earth Pro
32 bit: https://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/G ... 0_i386.deb
64 bit: https://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/G ... _amd64.deb

7.1.8 Google Earth
32 bit: https://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/G ... 0_i386.deb
64 bit: https://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/G ... _amd64.deb

6.2.2 Google Earth, recommended for old hardware (runs on my old laptop with GMA950). Some features may be no longer working, but it works overall.
32 bit: https://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/g ... 0_i386.deb
64 bit: https://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/g ... _amd64.deb

Just took a little bit of guesswork with their filename convention
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Re: google earth problem

Post by Matera » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:17 am

Thanks! It's hard to live without it once you're hooked. This time I'll stash the installers, because they are a double-dyed roaring beyotch to find. Thought I had what I needed a couple of times but nothing worked until now. The pro versions have extreme graphics issues with no clue how to fix. The elusive non-pro works in my old machines.
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Re: google earth problem

Post by Pepi » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:49 am

You have to have Chrome installed but the internet version works really well for me. The first time I ran it it did take awhile but has been fine since.

https://earth.google.com/web/

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Re: google earth problem

Post by lsemmens » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:21 am

I just use my browser to log on to google earth, never had a problem, what am I missing?
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Re: google earth problem

Post by Pepi » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:13 pm

Maybe some people don't want another software browser on their computer is all I can think of. I use the browser version and love it

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Re: google earth problem

Post by Hotrats » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:52 am

lsemmens wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:21 am
I just use my browser to log on to google earth, never had a problem, what am I missing?
if I try using firefox to open the standard google earth page it tells me I need to download Chrome to run the "new" google earth ... what am I missing?

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Re: google earth problem

Post by Pepi » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:08 pm

You need to load the program for Chrome Internet Browser

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Re: google earth problem

Post by lsemmens » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:59 am

I apologize, My "Google Earth" was the "sattelite view" on Google Maps, I am unsure if Google Earth is substantially different. My mistake.
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Re: google earth problem

Post by Hotrats » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:54 pm

Pepi wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:08 pm
You need to load the program for Chrome Internet Browser
isn't that a different version ?????

I want the older version, not with 3D etc ... like the one that runs on windows

I tried installing the pro version for Ubuntu but gives a blank screen
same as the internal Mint version ... (says same version already installed in the former case)

... also is a source of errors whenever I do system updates // which I just ignore

reluctant to delete, by fear of eliminating something needed elsewhere
not that confident yet

:P

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Re: google earth problem

Post by Proxima » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:52 pm

lsemmens wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:59 am
I apologize, My "Google Earth" was the "sattelite view" on Google Maps, I am unsure if Google Earth is substantially different. My mistake.
It's a standalone application, it generally performs better on older hardware (especially version 6). It also has more features which I believe (not 100% sure though) web version doesn't have. This includes being able to choose the date of satellite imagery, and viewing surface imagery of other solar system bodies, such as the Moon or Mars. You can also view highly zoomable photos of the sky itself from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
Hotrats wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:54 pm

isn't that a different version ?????

I want the older version, not with 3D etc ... like the one that runs on windows

I tried installing the pro version for Ubuntu but gives a blank screen
same as the internal Mint version ... (says same version already installed in the former case)
I suggest you try one from the links I posted earlier. If current versions don't work for you then try non-pro 7.1.8, or if it also doesn't work for you, try 6.2.2
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Re: google earth problem

Post by wutsinterweb » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:43 pm

FWIW, I was running 18.3 LM and proxima's top on the list of ones that might work, did work.

I am now running LM19 and will get around to seeing if I should change GE to any newer version. I know that if it ain't broke, as they say...
I'm just a student, your guidance is appreciated.

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Re: google earth problem

Post by BG405 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:33 pm

Thanks Proxima for posting those links. The "Holy Grail" however appears to be 7.0.x which I've been fruitlessly searching for, as this is, apparently, the one needed for the GMA950 etc. & can only seem to find Windows versions. The later 7.1.x versions run on the Acer but do not render correctly in overhead view; streetview is fine (might be able to fix that, will update if I do). :wink:

Sorry for jumping on the OP's thread but this may help others looking for this solution, if anyone can find a source that still works, that is. :)
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Re: google earth problem

Post by rickNS » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:26 pm

Hey OP, your problem was the same as me, the small window.
Never mind all those links above just download and install (after purging google-earth first)
this version. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx0YZ3 ... VkNDQ/view

I've posted this fix a couple of times and suggested a sticky, as for what-ever reason the newest version of google-earth just does not work, I was one of them.

here are a couple of those threads.
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=267103&p=1453528#p1453528
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=251204&p=1433162#p1433162

Read those threads, and I think this will solve your problem, it did for me, and a few others.
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