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    Default Re: Google Earth crashes on startup

    Quote Originally Posted by bearymore View Post
    I'm running 13.1 with the fglrx driver. I get the same error as the original poster with the x86_64 version of Google Earth. However, the i386 version 7.1.2.2041 rpm installs and runs with no problems.
    That's good to hear, and the pragmatic part of me would say 'use what works' anyway.

    It's better than nothing and beats running under Wine. Admittedly, the 64 bit version would be better and certainly Google could and should institute whatever the required fix is -- they've been sitting on this for a long time.
    Yes, it is unfortunate, and Linux users are low on their priority list.

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    Default Re: Google Earth crashes on startup

    GE was originally a wine app ie an exe that hard linked in wine libraries. Don't know if it still is

    getting the version from Google 7.1.2.2041 I believe I selected the 64 bit version but still required libgthread-2_0_0-32 package

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    Default Re: Google Earth crashes on startup

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    GE was originally a wine app ie an exe that hard linked in wine libraries. Don't know if it still is
    It certainly has that fell about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post

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    FWIW, I did tind this discussion

    https://productforums.google.com/for...th/rDwazZ_Um_I

    In particular, the post by Alchemist251, along with the README link.
    The said README is my current solution for GE 64bit crashes under Debian/Ubuntu/Mint and similar distributions.

    My solution for openSuse 13.1 (both 32bit and 64bit) is much better:

    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...72#post2611672

    It uses the native QT libraries of openSuse instead of GE's bundled ones, and solves most of the non-driver related crashes. However, if you use this native QT libs solution under KDE, you will still have an issue with Panoramio (no Panoramio problems under other desktops, like Gnome).

    I have a work around for that too, which I published for Fedora here. I guess that a variant of it can work for OpenSuse too.

    Amir

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