Google Earth won't launch

I just installed Google Earth successfully, when I run it I get the splash page, but that’s it. The splash disappears.

This is what appears in terminal right after it fails to launch

linux-edq7:/var/log # googleearth
Warning: Unable to create prefs directory ‘/root/.googleearth’. File exists.
./googleearth-bin: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: EVP_camellia_128_cbc

Not sure if it the graphics card/driver or not.

OS 11.0
Lenovo Thinkpad R61
Intel 965 GM

Hi jsrseshs, maybe this will help ya: Google Earth - openSUSE Forums // And of course, I’ve also properly installed 5.0 version in my home dir… but right now I’m using MESA driver, so it’s logically broken.

Thanks for pointing that out!
I’ll look there since it seems similar to my issue.

Appreciate the response.

try to remove file from google earth install dir

This problem is very easy to fix. There is a file that you must rename in .google folder in your home directory.

The program ended with error code “relocation error: / usr/lib/i686/cmov/ symbol BIO_test_flags, version OPENSSL_0.9.8 not defined in file with link time reference”

The problem you solve by going into / opt / google-earth and rename the file libcrypto.0.9.8 for example libcrypto.0.9.8.bak and then create a link to the libcrypto you have installed.

~/google-earth$sudo ln -s /usr/lib/

the information is from So, start Google Earth in Linux - -


Thanks. I was able to get it to launch.

What did you mean about Compiz?

I did notice that I cannot keep it maximized and have other windows over top of GoogleEarth.

I meant compiz fusion. Compiz fusion would clash with google earth. You can check it out on their website. Basically it gives you graphical effects. Just a different composite window manager like metacity but allows you to do more. :slight_smile: