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Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by thomasbrian » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:00 pm

Installed the latest google earth "google-earth-pro-stable_current_amd64.deb"
mint new install 18.2 Sonya
hardware toshiba satellite 64bit

Starts fine however the pane for the earth globe is rendering is maybe 1inchX1inch.
Tried a number of different installs 32 and 64 bit with necessary packages.
No luck
Both the 32bit and 64bit do the same thing.
Kind regards

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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by phd21 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:15 pm

Hi "thomasbrian",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by Ole P » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:48 am

Same problem here.
Funny thing though, GE worked fine a few days ago, shortly after my initial Mint 18.2 installation.
Unfortunately, I have no idea what has changed that causes GE to display incorrectly now.

Here is the inxi info from my system

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System:    Host: Xxxx Kernel: 4.10.0-28-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.4 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M3N78-VM v: Rev X.0x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 1801 date: 09/10/2010
CPU:       Hexa core AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 33768
           clock speeds: max: 2814 MHz 1: 2814 MHz 2: 2814 MHz 3: 2814 MHz
           4: 2814 MHz 5: 2814 MHz 6: 2814 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA C77 [GeForce 8200] bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVAA
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA MCP72XE/MCP72P/MCP78U/MCP78S High Definition Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:07.0
           Card-2 Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 002-002
           Card-3 VIA driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 001-004
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-28-generic
Network:   Card: NVIDIA MCP77 Ethernet
           driver: forcedeth port: b880 bus-ID: 00:0a.0
           IF: enp0s10 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2500.5GB (64.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST2000DL003 size: 2000.4GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Crucial_CT500MX2 size: 500.1GB
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: TSST DVDWBD SH-B123L
           rev: SB04 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
           Features: speed: 48x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 82G used: 14G (18%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb8
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 16.38GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb7
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0C mobo: 40.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 3125 psu: 0 sys-1: 0
Info:      Processes: 236 Uptime: 1:02 Memory: 2533.6/7729.4MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by phd21 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:16 am

Hi "Ole P",

It may be in your case that you have not installed the correct video driver for your computer based upon the results of the "inxi -Fxzd". I think the correct Nvidia driver is 340 for your system.
Ole P wrote: Graphics: Card: NVIDIA C77 [GeForce 8200] bus-ID: 02:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVAA
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
NVIDIA: how to install the latest video card drivers (great website)
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/12
To install this using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:

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sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-340
Restart your computer afterwards...

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by thomasbrian » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:56 pm

Here you go and thanks in advance for your help!
tom@tomt-Satellite-L50D-A ~ $ inxi -Fxzd
System: Host: tomt-Satellite-L50D-A Kernel: 4.8.0-58-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.4 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine: System: TOSHIBA (portable) product: Satellite L50D-A v: PSKMAU-04702L
Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Portable PC v: MP Bios: INSYDE v: 1.30 date: 09/02/2013
CPU: Dual core AMD A8-5545M APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 6787
clock speeds: max: 1700 MHz 1: 1300 MHz 2: 1100 MHz 3: 1100 MHz 4: 1300 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Richland [Radeon HD 8510G] bus-ID: 00:01.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD ARUBA (DRM 2.46.0 / 4.8.0-58-generic, LLVM 3.8.0)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-58-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (8.8% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB temp: 34C
Optical: /dev/sr0 model: TSST CDDVDW SU-208DB rev: TF01 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes
audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 205G used: 76G (39%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
ID-2: swap-1 size: 7.73GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 40.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 294 Uptime: 6:11 Memory: 1369.9/7177.7MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by thomasbrian » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:02 pm

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tomt@tomt-Satellite-L50D-A ~ $ inxi -Fxzd
System:    Host: tomt-Satellite-L50D-A Kernel: 4.8.0-58-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.4 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   System: TOSHIBA (portable) product: Satellite L50D-A v: PSKMAU-04702L
           Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Portable PC v: MP Bios: INSYDE v: 1.30 date: 09/02/2013
CPU:       Dual core AMD A8-5545M APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 6787
           clock speeds: max: 1700 MHz 1: 1300 MHz 2: 1100 MHz 3: 1100 MHz 4: 1300 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Richland [Radeon HD 8510G] bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD ARUBA (DRM 2.46.0 / 4.8.0-58-generic, LLVM 3.8.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-58-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (8.8% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB temp: 34C
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: TSST CDDVDW SU-208DB rev: TF01 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
           Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 205G used: 76G (39%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 7.73GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 40.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 294 Uptime: 6:11 Memory: 1369.9/7177.7MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by Ole P » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:01 pm

@phd21: Thanks for your suggestion.
I have tried all 3 options (nouveau, nvidia-304 and nvidia-340) using the Driver Manager. They all produce the same result in GE.
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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by phd21 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:37 pm

Hi "Ole P",

You have to use the instructions I gave you for your video card, including the PPA, and then please re-paste the results from "inxi -Fxzd".

It is recommend that users of older versions of Google Earth, or having problems with it, to remove it completely and then re-install it.

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sudo apt-get purge google-earth
As for Google Earth display being 1"x1", I still do not know why that happens to some people. Mine works well.

It is recommended to run this command before installing Google Earth ...

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sudo apt-get install lsb-core

Install Google Earth
http://blog.pztop.com/2016/04/28/Instal ... ntu-16-04/

How To Install Google Earth Using Ubuntu Linux, March 2017
https://www.lifewire.com/install-google ... ux-2202107

How to Install Google Earth in Linux With One Command
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to- ... -easy-way/

How To Install Google Earth
https://itsfoss.com/install-google-earth-ubunu/


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by thomasbrian » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:07 pm

Hi This is Thomasbrian.

Below is my inxi. Tried the following.

dpkg --purge google-earth-pro-stable
rm -fr $HOME/.googleearth
rm -fr /opt/google/earth
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list

apt-get update
apt-get install google-earth-pro-stable

omt-Satellite-L50D-A sources.list.d # apt-get install google-earth-pro-stable
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
google-earth-pro-stable
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 59 not upgraded.
Need to get 57.8 MB of archives.
After this operation, 240 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb stable/main amd64 google-earth-pro-stable amd64 7.3.0.3830-r0 [57.8 MB]
Fetched 57.8 MB in 59s (974 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package google-earth-pro-stable.
(Reading database ... 253850 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../google-earth-pro-stable_7.3.0.3830-r0_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking google-earth-pro-stable (7.3.0.3830-r0) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22+linuxmint1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Setting up google-earth-pro-stable (7.3.0.3830-r0) ...
tomt-Satellite-L50D-A sources.list.d # exit



Same result 1x1 inch rendering of earth globe area

inxi output
tomt@tomt-Satellite-L50D-A ~/.googleearth $ inxi -Fxzd
System: Host: tomt-Satellite-L50D-A Kernel: 4.8.0-58-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.4 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine: System: TOSHIBA (portable) product: Satellite L50D-A v: PSKMAU-04702L
Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Portable PC v: MP Bios: INSYDE v: 1.30 date: 09/02/2013
CPU: Dual core AMD A8-5545M APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 6787
clock speeds: max: 1700 MHz 1: 1100 MHz 2: 1100 MHz 3: 1100 MHz 4: 1300 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Richland [Radeon HD 8510G] bus-ID: 00:01.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD ARUBA (DRM 2.46.0 / 4.8.0-58-generic, LLVM 4.0.0)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-58-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (9.1% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB temp: 36C
Optical: /dev/sr0 model: TSST CDDVDW SU-208DB rev: TF01 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes
audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 205G used: 78G (41%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
ID-2: swap-1 size: 7.73GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 45.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 238 Uptime: 4:23 Memory: 1567.4/7177.7MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

kind regards thomasbrian

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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by phd21 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:15 pm

Hi "thomasbrian",

You are welcome...

So, you are using "Google Earth Pro", is that a paid for version?

I still do not know why you would get a 1 inch by 1 inch view of Google Earth. Did you check the View options in the toolbar, perhaps the "scale" option in the actual viewing window as well (may have to right click and show "scale" ?

Good luck ... Keep us posted on your progress...
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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by thomasbrian » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:43 pm

that is the standard version. apt-get from ubuntu repo.

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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by phd21 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:36 pm

Hi "thomasbrian",

Mine shows "Google Earth" and does not show anything regarding "Pro" version.

You could try going into the Google Earth "Tools", then "Options", and click the "Cache" tab, and clearing the caches, and restarting Google Earth...
GoogleEarth1sm.jpg
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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by thomasbrian » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:08 pm

I do not believe google-earth-stable is available. my repo has google-earth-pro-stable.
graphics card Richland [Radeon HD 8510G]
repo
deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main

Clearing disk and memory cache made no differences

Tks thomasbrian

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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by phd21 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:37 pm

Hi "thomasbrian",

Okay, here is another idea to try. Remove the pro version you installed like you did before, then install it using the command below without anything related to the "pro".

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sudo apt-get install google-earth
or

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sudo apt-get install google-earth-stable
If that still does not work, remove it again as you did before, and delete the repository you added

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sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list
,

And try installing it using this command:

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wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin && chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin && ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Then run these commands...

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sudo dpkg --configure -a

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sudo apt-get install  -f  
The above Google installation command came from this link.
How to Install Google Earth in Linux With One Command
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to- ... -easy-way/

Let us know what happens...
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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by thomasbrian » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:24 pm

Hi phd21,
Thanks for the help.

commented out the repo line in sources.list.d
apt-get update
tomt-Satellite-L50D-A ~ # apt-get install google-earth
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package google-earth
tomt-Satellite-L50D-A ~ # apt-get install google-earth-stable
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package google-earth-stable
tomt-Satellite-L50D-A ~ # cd /tmp
tomt-Satellite-L50D-A tmp # wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/curre ... hLinux.bin
--2017-08-11 12:48:40-- http://dl.google.com/earth/client/curre ... hLinux.bin
Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)... 74.125.138.136, 74.125.138.190, 74.125.138.93, ...
Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)|74.125.138.136|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 33688483 (32M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘GoogleEarthLinux.bin’

GoogleEarthLinux.bin 100%[=======================================>] 32.13M 772KB/s in 50s

2017-08-11 12:49:31 (657 KB/s) - ‘GoogleEarthLinux.bin’ saved [33688483/33688483]

tomt-Satellite-L50D-A tmp #

chmod-ed and ran the bin install.

It does work 200% better than the other version -- I noticed it is a version 6, the latest is version 7 and also it is a 32-bit binary.
And crashes when I close it .. All No-Big-Deal.
Thanks for your help.

I am running mint 18.2 Sonya 64-bit.

Google Earth
6.0.3.2197
Build Date
5/13/2011

NO idea why the newer version will not render the globe correctly......

Thanks Again
thomasbrian

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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by phd21 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:00 pm

Hi "thomasbrian"

You are welcome.

I do not know why or how you managed to get the 32-bit older version of Google Earth?

Did you run the "install Google Earth with one command" as one command like instructed, or did you run each command separately (individually) ?

FYI: This is what is in my source list for Google Earth
cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth.list

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### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###
# You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main
You could edit or create this file and copy and paste the lines below, if you want and then run the "sudo apt install google-earth" again... I use the "gedit" text editor in the command below.

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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth.list

Here is Google Earth's actual download page, if the above does not help getting the newer version, try downloading and installing their 64 bit deb file.
Download Google Earth Pro for PC, Mac, or Linux
https://www.google.com/earth/download/gep/agree.html


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by thomasbrian » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:28 pm

Hi phd21,
I have come full circle. I did download the latest and installed, that is what started the 1x1 inch display of the globe.

Below at the very bottom is the repo I ran the apt-get update then an apt-get install google-ear* . You can see what installed below with my same results of 1x1 display. I am guessing I have an incorrect graphic driver or something like that?

tomt-Satellite-L50D-A sources.list.d # apt-get update
Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:2 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial InRelease
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb stable InRelease
Hit:4 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease
Ign:5 http://packages.linuxmint.com sonya InRelease
Hit:6 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release
Hit:7 http://packages.linuxmint.com sonya Release
Hit:8 http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb stable Release
Hit:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:11 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Get:12 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]
Hit:15 https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
Fetched 204 kB in 1s (104 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
tomt-Satellite-L50D-A sources.list.d # apt-get install google-ea*
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'google-earth-pro-stable' for glob 'google-ea*'
Note, selecting 'google-earth-ec-stable' for glob 'google-ea*'
The following NEW packages will be installed:
google-earth-ec-stable google-earth-pro-stable
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/116 MB of archives.
After this operation, 479 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously unselected package google-earth-ec-stable.
(Reading database ... 253965 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../google-earth-ec-stable_7.3.0.3830-r0_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking google-earth-ec-stable (7.3.0.3830-r0) ...
Selecting previously unselected package google-earth-pro-stable.
Preparing to unpack .../google-earth-pro-stable_7.3.0.3830-r0_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking google-earth-pro-stable (7.3.0.3830-r0) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22+linuxmint1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Setting up google-earth-ec-stable (7.3.0.3830-r0) ...
Setting up google-earth-pro-stable (7.3.0.3830-r0) ...
tomt-Satellite-L50D-A sources.list.d # pwd
/etc/apt/sources.list.d
tomt-Satellite-L50D-A sources.list.d # cat google.list
#deb http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main
tomt-Satellite-L50D-A sources.list.d #

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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by phd21 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:12 pm

Hi "thomasbrian"

You did not follow my instructions carefully, that is why you appear to have "gone full circle".

Are you running a normal console terminal or a root console terminal, because I do not see "sudo" in front of your commands? Please use a normal console terminal window.

Also, did you install this dependency?

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sudo apt-get install lsb-core
This is not what I said to run,
apt-get install google-ea*

What I said to run is one of these two commands, and there is no asterisk ...

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sudo apt install google-earth
or

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sudo apt install google-earth-stable
As you can see your system installed two Google Earths, an enterprise one (ec) and a "pro" stable, and you are having problems with the "pro" version for some reason.

Not sure why your system chose "google-earth-ec-stable" (the enterprise client) either.
thomasbrian's computer wrote: The following NEW packages will be installed:
google-earth-ec-stable google-earth-pro-stable
Selecting previously unselected package google-earth-ec-stable.
Selecting previously unselected package google-earth-pro-stable.
Setting up google-earth-ec-stable (7.3.0.3830-r0) ...
Setting up google-earth-pro-stable (7.3.0.3830-r0) ...
Please try removing (purging) Google Earth again, using the exact commands below and using just the commands I gave you to re-install it ...

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sudo apt purge google-earth*

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sudo rm -r ~/.googleearth

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sudo rm -r /opt/google/earth/
To re-install Google Earth, run the first command only exactly as it is, if that doesn't do anything, then run the second command.

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sudo apt install google-earth
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sudo apt install google-earth-stable
Let us know what happens...

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by farm82 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:51 pm

I was refered to this post by some one else and still have issues. I have installed the latest google earth. I get the boarders with all the tool but the main screen has no globe and just shows the background of my desktop.
I need help as my old laptop went under water in a boating accident so I have a brand new Lenovo think pad and loaded linus mint 18,3. That is another story.

Here is a is my graphics card: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 5916 (rev 02)
Here is my System
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 5904 (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 5916 (rev 02)
00:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Sky Lake Gaussian Mixture Model
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Thermal subsystem (rev 21)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP CSME HECI (rev 21)
00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d10 (rev f1)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d13 (rev f1)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port (rev f1)
00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d18 (rev f1)
00:1d.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d1a (rev f1)
00:1d.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d1b (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d58 (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PMC (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 9d71 (rev 21)
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SMBus (rev 21)
00:1f.6 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (4) I219-V (rev 21)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 24fd (rev 78)
04:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Intel Corporation Device f1a5 (rev 03)
07:00.0 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Device 8621 (rev 01)

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Re: Google Earth rendering earth globe 1inx1in

Post by rickNS » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:14 pm

Had the same problem, read ALL the fixes, and nothing helped till I found a post with a link to an older version 7.1.8.3036, and it worked. I saved the file in a couple of places, but I can't find the post right now (should have saved that too), but I will keep looking, and edit this reply when I find it.
Bottom line is "I think" the newest versions just won't work on some hardware ?
Mint 18 mate on 2 identical Thinkpad T420's

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