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    Default Google Earth 6 works, version 7 fails

    Using 64 bit Opensuse 12.2, kernel 3.6.5 under Gnome.
    Earth 6 version works fine, but version 7 crashes with a signal 11.

    The crash report states:

    Stacktrace from glibc:
    ./libgoogleearth_free.so(+0x1e9cfb)[0xf756bcfb]
    ./libgoogleearth_free.so(+0x1e9f43)[0xf756bf43]
    linux-gate.so.1(__kernel_sigreturn+0x0)[0xf7714400]

    I think linux-gate.so is kernel related. Make sense to anybody?

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    Default Re: Google Earth 6 works, version 7 fails

    Correction to that, version 6 loads, waits for about 30 seconds then crashes my Gnome desktop forcing me to log back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colbec View Post
    Using 64 bit Opensuse 12.2, kernel 3.6.5 under Gnome.
    Earth 6 version works fine, but version 7 crashes with a signal 11.

    The crash report states:

    Stacktrace from glibc:
    ./libgoogleearth_free.so(+0x1e9cfb)[0xf756bcfb]
    ./libgoogleearth_free.so(+0x1e9f43)[0xf756bf43]
    linux-gate.so.1(__kernel_sigreturn+0x0)[0xf7714400]

    I think linux-gate.so is kernel related. Make sense to anybody?
    It seems that for 64 bit users, you needed to load a few 32 bit ones to get it to work:



    Open YaST, search on mesa, the load the three I show above AND you need to load lsb as well, all from YaST.

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    Default Re: Google Earth 6 works, version 7 fails

    Open YaST, search on mesa,
    This was a helpful suggestion, thanks. The situation is resolved and Earth now works, but only version 6, not 7 which still fails on signal 11.

    I had installed earth through the Google repo, but unfortunately the rpm has a very poor idea of dependencies. It loaded only a small proportion of those libraries required, as you pointed out. Launching earth from the command line revealed a few more and using this process I managed to get version 6 to launch, the environment appears but the map window remained black. Finally after 20 secs or so the app crashes the Gnome environment.

    When I searched in Yast on Mesa, I found that my process of filling in the blanks had completely missed the main Mesa 32 bit version. Once loaded, version 6 works.

    Does anyone have version 7 working under opensuse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colbec View Post
    This was a helpful suggestion, thanks. The situation is resolved and Earth now works, but only version 6, not 7 which still fails on signal 11.

    I had installed earth through the Google repo, but unfortunately the rpm has a very poor idea of dependencies. It loaded only a small proportion of those libraries required, as you pointed out. Launching earth from the command line revealed a few more and using this process I managed to get version 6 to launch, the environment appears but the map window remained black. Finally after 20 secs or so the app crashes the Gnome environment.

    When I searched in Yast on Mesa, I found that my process of filling in the blanks had completely missed the main Mesa 32 bit version. Once loaded, version 6 works.

    Does anyone have version 7 working under opensuse?
    After looking further into the situation it looks like a lot of people have this problem due to the video driver they have loaded. If you use a nVIDIA chipset for instance, loading the proprietary video driver is suggested when using version 7 of Google Earth in addition to loading the mesa 32 stuff..

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    I hardly use GE, weird thing is, that 6 works, but f.e. does not start the sight seeing tour, stating 3D Buildings should be on, whilst it is on.
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    Default Re: Google Earth 6 works, version 7 fails

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    After looking further into the situation it looks like a lot of people have this problem due to the video driver they have loaded. If you use a nVIDIA chipset for instance, loading the proprietary video driver is suggested when using version 7 of Google Earth in addition to loading the mesa 32 stuff..
    Yes, I noted this too, but Nvidia not relevant in this case, on board Intel G41. Reference to the Intel site says that the latest driver should be included in the Opensuse distro. I don't see any special reference to graphics drivers for this chipset. I am assuming that since I only have a 64 bit driver installed, and V6 works, that installing a 32 bit driver will not help the later version 7.

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    Default Re: Google Earth 6 works, version 7 fails

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    I hardly use GE, weird thing is, that 6 works, but f.e. does not start the sight seeing tour, stating 3D Buildings should be on, whilst it is on.
    Sightseeing does work in v.6 - to get it started you have to check the 3D buildings, then click the + for sightseeing group, click on "Start tour here", let it load whatever tour stuff needed, then select a specific tour. Seems to work ok, a bit slow on my inferior connection. If you just click the sightseeing tour group label, you just get the "make sure 3D buildings is on", as you note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colbec View Post
    Sightseeing does work in v.6 - to get it started you have to check the 3D buildings, then click the + for sightseeing group, click on "Start tour here", let it load whatever tour stuff needed, then select a specific tour. Seems to work ok, a bit slow on my inferior connection. If you just click the sightseeing tour group label, you just get the "make sure 3D buildings is on", as you note.
    Cheers, @colbec. This indeed works. What's more, in optimus mode, using the NVIDIA discrete adapter in my laptop
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    Quote Originally Posted by colbec View Post
    Yes, I noted this too, but Nvidia not relevant in this case, on board Intel G41. Reference to the Intel site says that the latest driver should be included in the Opensuse distro. I don't see any special reference to graphics drivers for this chipset. I am assuming that since I only have a 64 bit driver installed, and V6 works, that installing a 32 bit driver will not help the later version 7.
    In such a case, I wonder what kernel version you are using? You could go up to 3.6.5 today, where the driver is located to see if it makes any difference for you:

    http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...-3.6.5.tar.bz2

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