> Everythings works except for googleearth. It seems to start and running
> without crashing but i don`t see the planet just a black screen.
how did you determine that the “no planet” in Googleearth problem was
a nvidia driver problem?
did you get an error message, or what?
I tried everything and installed a lot of nvidia drivers, one click
install and the hard way. But it always results in xserver not
did you find some other user’s posting of “no planet” that was solved
fixed by changing nvidia drivers?
The driver i`m using right now is NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-190.53.
ok, have you turned on 3D support in YaST > Hardware > Graphics Card &
> I tried to install the NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.14.25-pkg2.run
> But when it started X it gave a error:
> the kernelmodule is not matching the driver.
> Kernel module NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.14.18
> while driver is NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.14.25
right, the nvidia driver must match the kernel module, or it won’t work…
see if you have 3D enabled…if you do, and you don’t see a beautiful
Earth you are probably gonna need to do a lot of reading trying to
find a problem similar to yours which has been solved…
i looked at the first hit from:
and guess yours is a permissions problem…
i guess you installed Google Earth as root…am i right?
i hope you don’t normally run KDE logged into root, do you?
in fact, i hope you ‘never’ log into KDE (or Gnome, XFCE, etc) as
root, because it is never required to do so…
logged in as a regular user, see if you can run it from a terminal
and, give the root password when prompted (you will not see what you type)
then come back with the results of this experiment and i’ll fill you
in on why not to log into KDE as root, and how to do ‘admin’ stuff