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Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work?? (solved!)
« on: July 17, 2014, 07:20:32 am »
I'm a fan of Google Earth and read the Software Manager notes on it.  It sounds like a bit of an issue to get going.

Has anyone tried it with PM5?
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Re: Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work??
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 04:40:53 pm »
Google earth runs perfectly in Peppermint 5 :)

Don't try installing it from the Software manager though ..

Open a terminal, and run these 4 commands in sequence:
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wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
then
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sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth.list'
then
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sudo apt update
then
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sudo apt install google-earth-stable

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If you're running 64bit Peppermint 5, that last command will fail with a warning that ia32-libs is required but is not installable.

run this:
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sudo apt install libfontconfig1:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxrender1:i386 libxext6:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libsm6:i386 google-earth-stable:i386
to install the 32bit version of google-earth-stable and its dependencies in 64bit Pepeprmint 5 using multiarch support.
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Re: Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work??
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 09:37:53 pm »
Thanks for the help!!   :)

I have good news - and bad news.   :-X

The download and install went well.  The program showed up in the Menu>Internet area.  That is on the first reboot of the computer.

Right after the install i just moved the mouse pointer and the computer totally locked up.  Multi colored static diagonal lines running at about 15 degrees from high right to low left.  I had to do a push button restart.

Second try, computer successfully booted.   I clicked on the Google Earth listing and It opened, and instantly went to the same (but different colors  :D) diagonal lines and was totally locked.

Third re-boot.  I got Google Earth up and running.  Seemed fine.  I clicked on the "+" to expand it to full screen and - total lockup again.

It seems to be slowly progressing in baby steps - but I don't think this is the way the install is supposed to work!   :P

HELP! 

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Re: Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work??
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 12:42:08 am »
What's the output from:
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sudo lshw -C display
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Re: Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work??
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 08:49:05 am »
gclark94560@greg-Linux ~ $ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for gclark94560:
  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: d
       bus info: pci@0000:00:0d.0
       version: a2
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
       resources: irq:42 memory:fb000000-fbffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:fc000000-fcffffff memory:80000000-8001ffff

------------------------------------------------------------------

I hope that all makes some sense to you!  8)
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Re: Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work??
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2014, 09:06:13 am »
If you go to

menu > Preferences > Additional Drivers

Are there any drivers listed ?

if so, what ?
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Re: Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work??
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 07:55:22 am »
"Using X.Org X Server - Nouveau display driver from xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (open source)"

at the bottom-

"No proprietary drivers are in use"

Hope this helps!
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Re: Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work??
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2014, 12:33:58 pm »
OK, according to the nVidia website, the 304 drivers *should* work with your adapter.

So you *MIGHT* want to try installing the nvidia-304-updates
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sudo apt install nvidia-304-updates

But don't blame me if things go horribly wrong ;)
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Re: Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work??
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2014, 09:14:15 pm »
OK, according to the nVidia website, the 304 drivers *should* work with your adapter.

So you *MIGHT* want to try installing the nvidia-304-updates
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sudo apt install nvidia-304-updates

But don't blame me if things go horribly wrong ;)

HUMMM!  Right now they aren't all that right!

Perhaps I'll try it.   :-\

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Re: Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work??
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2014, 09:30:58 pm »
Drop to a console wit Ctrl+Alt+T .. log on in text mode .. then run:
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sudo apt purge nvidia*
then reboot:
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sudo shutdown -P now

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Re: Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work??
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2014, 12:46:53 pm »
I did the driver update.  so far so good!   8)

I have used the computer a small amount today and it hasn't crashed yet!  We may be winning!!!   :)
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Re: Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work??
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2014, 12:54:36 pm »
I just called up Google Earth - which was a real PITA before.  No issues other than some bug that's obviously a GE issue.

I think you did it again!!   :D ;D :D ;D
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Re: Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work??
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2014, 01:25:13 pm »
Just to be sure you're using the right graphics driver now, can you post the output from:
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Re: Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work??
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2014, 06:04:15 pm »
gclark94560@greg-Linux ~ $ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for gclark94560:
  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: d
       bus info: pci@0000:00:0d.0
       version: a2
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
       resources: irq:23 memory:fb000000-fbffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:fc000000-fcffffff memory:80000000-8001ffff
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Re: Google Earth in PM5 ?? How well will it work??
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2014, 06:05:18 pm »
Yup, those are the proprietary drivers :)
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