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Boricua
19th November 2008, 05:39 PM
I checked this first and found nothing, so I guess it's not a widespread issue. Contrary to Fedora 9 64bit, I was able to install and run google earth in F10 64 bit by means of dangermouse's remarkable tool (thanks by the way dangermouse, you deserve a beer ;)). The only problem I found so far are its horrible, almost unreadable fonts :eek:, specially in the control panel at left but really in general. I found no way to adjust font settings in google earth itself. I have installed additional system fonts such as bitstream and dejavu, to no avail. So any hint as to how to improve these fonts is appreciated:).

Dr.Diesel
30th November 2008, 09:02 PM
Same here, see attached. F10_64.

Dangermouse
30th November 2008, 09:15 PM
Hi it sounds like you havent intalled graphics drivers and not got opengl/directrendering working.

leigh123linux
30th November 2008, 10:10 PM
Run qtconfig-qt4 as non-root and select 12 for font size then save and exit ;)



qtconfig-qt4

Dangermouse
30th November 2008, 10:13 PM
Run qtconfig-qt4 as non-root and select 12 for font size then save and exit ;)



qtconfig-qt4

Evening Leigh:)

didnt think of that :rolleyes:

Boricua
2nd December 2008, 12:38 PM
Run qtconfig-qt4 as non-root and select 12 for font size then save and exit ;)



qtconfig-qt4

Nice tool, thanks leigh. Unfortunately, it didn't work :(. I even tried changing the font size to 16 and found no improvement :confused:. Any other suggestions? Meanwhile, I will keep checking those settings. I don't know if being this a 64bit F10 machine running a 32bit program has something to do with it :confused:.

Dangermouse
2nd December 2008, 05:47 PM
Its nothing to do with 64 or 32 bit as its the same on both for me (bump;))

Boricua
2nd December 2008, 06:49 PM
Its nothing to do with 64 or 32 bit as its the same on both for me (bump;))

Thanks Dangermouse. And by the way I forgot to respond your previous suggestion. Yes I have the graphic drivers working with compiz, etc.

Dangermouse
2nd December 2008, 07:59 PM
I tried install msstcorefonts didnt do anything,
so i gave up and edited the config file and changed the font size to 12, not perfect but atleast its readable for me
as normal user in terminal


gedit ~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf
and change size

[General]
AnimSpeed=1
CachePath=/home/Dangermouse/.googleearth/Cache
ClampBegin=false
ControllerEnabled=false
ControllerMode=2
InvertMouseWheel=false
KMLPath=/home/Dangermouse/.googleearth
Key="uTIaDAFsS3w="
LogoutClean=true
NavigatorShow=0
PolyEditXPos=68
PolyEditYPos=71
RepeatMode=1
ReverseControls=false
SMode=true
SwoopEnabled=true
TimeFolderRestrict=false
TimeShow=1
TimeZoneHours=0
TimeZoneMinutes=0
TimeZoneMode=1
TimeZoneName=Local
UID="IrqabmHex23qCACZ97i1ZA=="
UsageStats=false
VID="AAAADTQuMy43Mjg0LjM5MTY="
adsDisabled=false
buildingHighlight=true
currentVersion=4.3.7284.3916
defaultBrowser=true
emailProvider=0
enableTips=true
hiddenWindows-4_3=@Invalid()
kmlErrorHandling=0
lastHeight=826
lastLeft=0
lastTip=8
lastTop=25
lastWidth=1434
layersOpen=true
mouseWheelSpeed=1
osName=Linux
placesOpen=true
renderWarning-OGLsoftwareEmulated=false
searchOpen=true
shown_GPS=false
shown_LeftPanel=true
shown_RenderFrame=true
shown_Ruler=false
tooltips=true
visibleWindows-4_3=RenderWindow, ServerWindow
wasFullScreen=false
wasMaximized=false

[Cache]
DiskCacheSize=2000
MemoryCacheSize=448

[Layer]
FlySpeed=0.171
drivingDirectionsRange=1000
drivingDirectionsSpeed=150
drivingDirectionsTilt=45
pauseTime=1.6
tourBalloonShow=false
tourCycles=1
tourSpeed=0.171

[Render]
AnisotropicFiltering=0
CompassVisible=true
DisableAdvancedFeatures=false
ElevationExaggeration=1
FeetMiles=true
GridReference=0
GuiFontFamily=Arial
GuiFontSize=12
GuiFontStyle=0
GuiFontWeight=50
IconSize=2
OverviewSize=34
OverviewZoom=99
PrimaryFontVersion2Family=Bitstream Charter
PrimaryFontVersion2Size=10
PrimaryFontVersion2Style=0
PrimaryFontVersion2Weight=75
RenderingApi=1
SecondaryFontVersion2Family=Bitstream Vera Sans
SecondaryFontVersion2Size=10
SecondaryFontVersion2Style=0
SecondaryFontVersion2Weight=75
TerrainQuality=1
TextureColors=1
TextureCompressionDXTC=true

[UsageStatistics]
firstRun\day=2
firstRun\hour=18
firstRun\minute=20
firstRun\month=12
firstRun\second=48
firstRun\year=2008
loginHistory=0
numRuns=7
numRunsThisVersion=7
prevRun\day=2
prevRun\hour=18
prevRun\minute=52
prevRun\month=12
prevRun\second=44
prevRun\year=2008

[autoupdate]
InstalledVersion=4.3.7284.3916

Boricua
2nd December 2008, 09:06 PM
I tried install msstcorefonts didnt do anything,
so i gave up and edited the config file and changed the font size to 12, not perfect but atleast its readable for me
as normal user in terminal


and change size

Wow, that's a big file :eek:. Worth trying. I will report as soon as I get back home. Thanks again :).

vinoman
27th December 2008, 12:52 AM
I opened the file $ gedit ~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf and changed the PrimaryFontVersion2Family=Bitstream vera sans , I saved it but it didn't make any difference when I opened Google Earth again. The fonts looks bad and they are very hard to read.

Until I can figure how to make the fonts look sharp and clear, I'd rather just use Google Maps online and forget Google Earth all together.

How do you fix this problem?

doranub
27th December 2008, 02:46 AM
Here is my .config file and it looks presentable now.


[General]
AnimSpeed=1
CachePath=/home/davemc/.googleearth/Cache
ClampBegin=false
ControllerEnabled=false
ControllerMode=2
InvertMouseWheel=false
KMLPath=/home/davemc/.googleearth
Key="Qke3IDHkV3A="
LogoutClean=true
NavigatorShow=0
PolyEditXPos=121
PolyEditYPos=395
RepeatMode=1
ReverseControls=false
SMode=true
SwoopEnabled=true
TimeFolderRestrict=false
TimeShow=1
TimeZoneHours=-5
TimeZoneMinutes=0
TimeZoneMode=1
TimeZoneName=Local
UID="n4kq9WzDYQe3mLKijphIXQ=="
VID="AAAADTQuMy43Mjg0LjM5MTY="
currentVersion=4.3.7284.3916
defaultBrowser=true
enableTips=true
hiddenWindows-4_3=@Invalid()
lastHeight=640
lastLeft=74
lastTip=7
lastTop=332
lastWidth=1030
layersOpen=true
mouseWheelSpeed=1
osName=Linux
placesOpen=true
renderWarning-OGLsoftwareEmulated=false
searchOpen=true
shown_GPS=false
shown_LeftPanel=true
shown_RenderFrame=true
shown_Ruler=false
visibleWindows-4_3=RenderWindow, ServerWindow
wasFullScreen=false
wasMaximized=false

[Layer]
FlySpeed=0.171
drivingDirectionsRange=1000
drivingDirectionsSpeed=150
drivingDirectionsTilt=45
pauseTime=1.6
tourBalloonShow=false
tourCycles=1
tourSpeed=0.171

[Render]
AnisotropicFiltering=0
CompassVisible=true
DisableAdvancedFeatures=false
ElevationExaggeration=1
FeetMiles=true
GridReference=0
GuiFontFamily=Bitstream vera sans
GuiFontSize=10
GuiFontStyle=0
GuiFontWeight=75
IconSize=2
OverviewSize=34
OverviewZoom=99
PrimaryFontVersion2Family=Bitstream Charter
PrimaryFontVersion2Size=10
PrimaryFontVersion2Style=0
PrimaryFontVersion2Weight=75
RenderingApi=1
SecondaryFontVersion2Family=Bitstream Vera Sans
SecondaryFontVersion2Size=10
SecondaryFontVersion2Style=0
SecondaryFontVersion2Weight=75
TerrainQuality=1
TextureColors=1
TextureCompressionDXTC=true

[UsageStatistics]
firstRun\day=13
firstRun\hour=1
firstRun\minute=34
firstRun\month=12
firstRun\second=14
firstRun\year=2008
loginHistory=0
numRuns=22
numRunsThisVersion=22
prevRun\day=26
prevRun\hour=20
prevRun\minute=44
prevRun\month=12
prevRun\second=55
prevRun\year=2008

[autoupdate]
InstalledVersion=4.3.7284.3916

vinoman
27th December 2008, 03:07 AM
Thanks. it's looking better now :)

Boricua
27th December 2008, 04:48 PM
I tried both suggestions from the thread, and found Dangermouse's hint to work better for me. However, I reduced the font size from 12 to 11 instead.

raul_chirea
18th February 2009, 10:07 PM
Try rename libQt*.so.4 libraries, in the google-earth installation dir, to libQt*.so.4.orig ("*" means any string). The funny thing is that Google distributes these files but, probably, they are not fit for FC10. So, renaming them makes google earth using the system ones. Try to start google earth from console and see if system complains that cannot find some other library. If it does, rename that one, too (the one in google-earth installation dir.

PS: I have FC10, but probably in FC9 is the same problem.

emc986
7th May 2009, 06:16 AM
Excellent suggestion, raul_chirea.

Everything looks great now.

jsmcortina
7th May 2009, 01:47 PM
I concurr, last time I tried GoogleEarth the fonts were all messed up and I couldn't read the height etc. in the status bar. I trashed those supplied libs and so far, so good.

Thanks!

James

alfonso_V1
11th September 2009, 07:32 PM
This seems to be the answer mine is perfect now.

In the Google-Earth dir rename libQt*.so.4 libraries, in the google-earth installation dir, to libQt*.so.4.orig ("*" means any string).

Hobashira
22nd October 2009, 08:44 PM
This seems to be the answer mine is perfect now.

In the Google-Earth dir rename libQt*.so.4 libraries, in the google-earth installation dir, to libQt*.so.4.orig ("*" means any string).

That did it for me.
Thanks!

campbecg
9th June 2010, 03:49 AM
Sorry about resurrecting an old thread, but under Fedora 13, the last fix suggestion above, by raul fixed the fonts for me. none of the rest did.

itsjustarumour
7th September 2010, 03:42 PM
Just checking in to this thread again as I'm also having problems with Google Earth fonts on Fedora 13 (32-bit KDE Spin).

Raul's fix always worked fine for me too on Fedora 11 and 12, however with Fedora 13 its not working any more. Once I've done the fix, Google Earth simply fails to start. Running it in terminal and checking out the error log doesn't offer any clues, apart from from saying it crashed with signal 11 and that this is probably due to a bug in the Google Earth program.

I've always installed Google Earth directly from the Google repos's, but tried purging it from my system and re-installing using Dangermouse's "Autoten" utility (which installs exactly the same version), but still have the same problem.

mpoix
29th October 2011, 06:34 PM
Run qtconfig-qt4 as non-root and select 12 for font size then save and exit ;)



qtconfig-qt4

it works.
thanks

synic
30th November 2011, 12:04 AM
I'm having GoogleEarth font problems.

The fonts used on the google earth view page are fine.

but the fonts used in google earths menu are almost unreadable.

I've played with qt-config.x86_64 and am not sure what font family to select. I've changed a few but Google Earths system (menu) fonts are still the same old 1960's typewriter type face with large spacing. Very hard to read.

Running:


Google Earth 6.0.3.2197
Build Date 5/13/2011
Build Time 5:16:07 pm
Renderer OpenGL
Operating System Linux (3.1.2.0)
Video Driver NVIDIA Corporation
Max Texture Size 8192x8192
Server kh.google.com

Not sure what else to try.
Any suggestions.

mpoix
30th November 2011, 12:10 AM
I'm having GoogleEarth font problems.

The fonts used on the google earth view page are fine.

but the fonts used in google earths menu are almost unreadable.

I've played with qt-config.x86_64 and am not sure what font family to select. I've changed a few but Google Earths system (menu) fonts are still the same old 1960's typewriter type face with large spacing. Very hard to read.

Running:


Google Earth 6.0.3.2197
Build Date 5/13/2011
Build Time 5:16:07 pm
Renderer OpenGL
Operating System Linux (3.1.2.0)
Video Driver NVIDIA Corporation
Max Texture Size 8192x8192
Server kh.google.com

Not sure what else to try.
Any suggestions.

install google earth under version 5.2

synic
30th November 2011, 04:41 AM
install google earth under version 5.2

Just install version 5.2, or install version 5.2 and then upgrade?

mpoix
30th November 2011, 11:23 AM
Just install version 5.2, or install version 5.2 and then upgrade?

just install version 5.2 or below, if you need, i could send a copy to you.

keithbosie
8th January 2012, 09:34 AM
I also had terrible fonts but after installing the suggested fonts - still the same BUT then I RESTARTED the Notebook - all fine. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric.

Mr Wolf
1st February 2012, 10:00 AM
I installed msttcorefonts, then replaced the libQt*.so.4 libraries with the system ones, but font rendering in Google Earth 6.2 is still unbearable...

http://i44.tinypic.com/18gk5v.jpg

Any suggestions? :confused:

sikandarrouf
10th February 2012, 10:42 PM
plz tel me command i m new user fedora 16 32bit

Mr Wolf
3rd March 2012, 10:39 AM
I installed msttcorefonts, then replaced the libQt*.so.4 libraries with the system ones, but font rendering in Google Earth 6.2 is still unbearable...

Any suggestions? :confused:

Nobody with my same issue has managed to solve it? :confused:

davewithheld
7th August 2012, 04:19 AM
One of the posts on this thread suggested specifying a font on command line. I could not get that to work, but I found that

/opt/google/earth/free/google-earth -fn sans

does WONDERS to improve the look under KDE on F17. I actually edited
/opt/google/earth/free/google-earth and changed

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=.:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./googleearth-bin "$@"

to

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=.:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./googleearth-bin -fn sans "$@"

and all launchers and command line invocations now use it and look MUCH better. Hope this works for future fedoraites!