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Author Topic: Google-Earth?!  (Read 8725 times)

Ben1000

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Google-Earth?!
« on: June 04, 2007, 03:22:16 am »

Does anyone of you have experiences with Googleearth on VL? I tried to install and the insallskript ran through, but if I run the program it shows me a permission denied. I also tried to run or even install it as root with the same Problem. The run skripts are executabel. Now I even can't uninstall it!

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vector://home/benjamin/data/programme/googleearth/google-earth
root:# googleearth
bash: /usr/local/bin/googleearth: Permission denied
vector://home/benjamin/data/programme/googleearth/google-earth
root:# sh ./uninstall
Product: Google Earth
Installed in /home/benjamin/data/programme/googleearth/google-earth
sh: /home/benjamin/data/programme/googleearth/google-earth/.manifest/scripts/preun.sh: Permission denied
An error occured during the uninstallation process.
vector://home/benjamin/data/programme/googleearth/google-earth
root:#

The content of google-earth:
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vector://home/benjamin/data/programme/googleearth/google-earth
root:# ls
EULA-GoogleEarth-en.html    libIGUtils.so       liblayer.so
ImporterGlobalSettings.ini  libalchemyext.so    libmath.so
ImporterUISettings.ini      libauth.so          libmeasure.so
PCOptimizations.ini         libbase.so          libmng.so.1
drivers.ini                 libbasicIngest.so   libnavigate.so
googleearth                 libcollada.so       libnet.so
googleearth-bin             libcommon.so        libpng12.so.0
googleearth-icon.png        libcomponent.so     libqt-mt.so.3
googleearth.xpm             libcrypto.so.0.9.8  libqui.so.1
kvw/                        libcurl.so.3        librender.so
lang/                       libevll.so          libssl.so.0.9.8
libGLU.so.1                 libevllpro.so       libstdc++.so.6
libIGAttrs.so               libframework.so     libtiff.so.3
libIGCollision.so           libfreeimage.so.3   libtweak.so
libIGCore.so                libfusion.so        libwebbrowser.so
libIGDisplay.so             libgcc_s.so.1       libwmsbase.so
libIGExportCommon.so        libgeobase.so       libz.so.1
libIGGfx.so                 libgoogleearth.so   linux/
libIGGui.so                 libgooglesearch.so  res/
libIGMath.so                libgps.so           resources/
libIGOpt.so                 libinput_plugin.so  uninstall
libIGSg.so                  libjpeg.so.62       xml/
vector://home/benjamin/data/programme/googleearth/google-earth
root:#

Can you help me?
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Re: Google-Earth?!
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007, 03:29:10 am »

I never tried installing Google Earth, i always just use http://www.flashearth.com/
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Re: Google-Earth?!
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007, 05:20:55 am »

Mine works great. I installed it as root, and accepted the defaults (/opt/google-earth). Looks like you used a different approach.

Try just deleting the /home/benjamin/data/programme/googleearth/ and /home/benjamin/.googleearth directories, then run the installer again as root.

flashearth.com is a great site, but I view it as a companion to, not a replacement for, Google Earth.
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Re: Google-Earth?!
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007, 07:42:24 am »

I've used a couple of releases, no probs. Don't have one at the moment though.
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Re: Google-Earth?!
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2007, 04:56:11 pm »

Google Earth has always worked great for me on VL. I just install it as root and use the defaults.
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Re: Google-Earth?!
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007, 05:02:52 am »

I installed GoogleEarth into 5.8 SOHO using the package in http://www.linuxpackages.net and all works fine - it also adds a menu item.

Download the latest version and run from root: installpkg <google earth package name>

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Re: Google-Earth?!
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2007, 05:39:27 am »

All right, thanks for your posts! I will try that. Does the installer copy any files otherwhere than in the install folder? The uninstall script doesn't work, so can I just delete the install folder?
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Re: Google-Earth?!
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2007, 06:02:20 am »

Yes, delete the install folder and start over.
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Re: Google-Earth?!
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2007, 01:59:53 am »

@ Lucky people with Google Earth runing

Would you mind to tell which graphiccards and drivers you are using?

I have a Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 (128MB Ram), resolution on 1280x1024, with the latest driver (100.14.11) installed. Network connection by DSL-6000. Google Earth crashes every time I try to go to a location. Even when its starting I have frequent yellow lines light lightnings over the screen.
It is in a box with 1GB Ram and Athlon XP2200+

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Re: Google-Earth?!
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2007, 03:42:47 am »

Using a nVidia 6800 with the latest drivers here and Google Earth works just fine. :)
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Re: Google-Earth?!
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2007, 01:54:39 pm »

I just tried a GeForce FX6200 with even worse effects  >:(
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Re: Google-Earth?!
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2007, 03:48:55 am »

I have had it running on 2 configurations fine:
1) Biostar GF 6100-M7 MB with onboard nvidia GF6100 gpu and 512MB RAM.
2) Asus M2NPV-VM MB with onboard nvidia GF6150 gpu and 2GB RAM.
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Re: Google-Earth?!
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2007, 05:01:05 am »

There's a new version out now that also includes the stars, planets and constellations. Just installed the binary from Google's site and I have just one thing to say about it.


WOW!!!!!!
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Re: Google-Earth?!
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2007, 04:09:10 pm »

Hey, it has a flight simulator too! Ctrl-Alt-a

Runs slower than older version, but acceptable on GF6200.
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Re: Google-Earth?!
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2007, 10:53:16 am »


The new binary version keeps crashing on my machine for some reason :( I'm going to try the older version (for Slackware 11) from Linux Packages and see if that one works instead.
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