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Thread: Google Earth and Stallarium cannot start

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    Unhappy Google Earth and Stallarium cannot start

    Hi guys,
    I'm a new linux (opensuse) user who needs your help upon a problem that I face with some applications, which seems to run or need the openGL.
    I have successfully installed Google Earth and Stellarium. However, when I click the apps to start, they start loading for a second or so and then suddenly disappear.
    The problems occurs with or without desktop effects.
    I use openSUSE11.3
    I don't know if it helps but my hardware specs are:
    CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
    Memory: 2GB RAM
    Graphics: GeForce 6600 GT

    I have checked previously threads but none solution seemed to help me.
    Thank you in advanced,

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    Default Re: Google Earth and Stallarium cannot start

    are you running 64bit?

    If you compile the Nvidia drivers this might help - GoogleEarth requires the 32bit Nvidia libraries be installed
    if you compile your own drivers you need use the one that is NOT and you need to make sure the 32bit libraries ar compiled when asked
    openSUSE Leap 42.1 x64, Plasma 5 & KDE 4.14.x, pretty current proprietary Nvidia drivers (self-compiled)

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    Default Re: Google Earth and Stallarium cannot start

    The latest GoogleEarth version which worked for me was (beta). Newer versions I've been trying to install all crashed (under openSUSE and other Linux as well).

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    Default Re: Google Earth and Stallarium cannot start

    for the past few or more years i build Stellarium ( and use my celestia maps on Stellarium

    so what we need is the error you are getting

    please open a terminal and start it that way
    or read the log

    also DID you install the nvidia driver for that "GeForce 6600 GT"
    also QT4 and SDL & SDL_mixer is needed for stellarium -- so HOW did you install Stellarium

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