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    Re: Problem Installing Google Earth

    So it seems to be a video driver issue. My video card is ATI Radeon HD5750. Leigh has not yet given installation of Catalyst his okay for F18. What to do?

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    Re: Problem Installing Google Earth

    Tried installing Catalyst according to Leigh's instructions for F17/F16 and it worked! And GoogleEarth works!!

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    Lightbulb Re: Problem Installing Google Earth

    Hi, This is problem about building rpm and dependencies. I will be creating a rpm the next week. Meanwhile, use the binary

    How to install google earth from a bin?

    Install dependencies.

    Code:
    su -c 'yum -y install wget glibc ImageMagick desktop-file-utils shared-mime-info'
    Code:
    wget -c http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    Code:
    sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin


    Enjoy!!
    Last edited by debo2011; 2nd February 2013 at 01:15 AM.

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    Lightbulb Re: Problem Installing Google Earth

    My experience may be useful to someone here.

    My system runs Fedora 18 x86_64.
    I tried to install the RPM of Google Earth 7 downloaded from https://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html through yum, but encountered this error. Then, I managed to install the package with rpm -U --force, but the program crashed on startup.

    So, I opted for the following workaround:
    1. downloaded Google Earth 6.2.2.6613 (i.e., the latest release of version 6) from http://dl.google.com/earth/client/GE...3-0.x86_64.rpm ;
    2. installed it through
      Code:
      rpm -U --force google-earth-stable-6.2.2.6613-0.x86_64.rpm
    3. installed some missing dependencies with
      Code:
      yum install redhat-lsb.i686 redhat-lsb-graphics.i686 redhat-lsb-printing.i686

    Now Google Earth is installed and runs correctly (though not the latest version).
    Last edited by Mr Wolf; 4th February 2013 at 10:41 AM.
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    Thanks Mr Wolf, your method worked for me. One thing I've noticed though is the fonts appear like they do with programs I run under wine. Do your fonts look fine?

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    Re: Problem Installing Google Earth

    Thanks Mr. Wolf. Worked for me too.

    But here's a small oddity. I had a previous installed version, the one that crashed immediately. Now, both work.

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    Re: Problem Installing Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by stano00
    Do your fonts look fine?
    No, they are awful also on my system; but this is an old and already-discussed issue.
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    Re: Problem Installing Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wolf
    I opted for the following workaround:
    1. downloaded Google Earth 6.2.2.6613 (i.e., the latest release of version 6) from http://dl.google.com/earth/client/GE...3-0.x86_64.rpm ;
    2. installed it through
      Code:
      rpm -U --force google-earth-stable-6.2.2.6613-0.x86_64.rpm
    3. installed some missing dependencies with
      Code:
      yum install redhat-lsb.i686 redhat-lsb-graphics.i686 redhat-lsb-printing.i686
    Thanks for posting this.
    Step 1 worked well. Step 2 needed lsb so I installed step 3 next.
    Trying step 2 again returned the message below. Any suggestions are much appreciated.

    Code:
    # rpm -U --force google-earth-stable-6.2.2.6613-0.x86_64.rpm
    Redirecting to /bin/systemctl  start atd.service
    job 1 at Wed Apr 10 21:17:00 2013
    #
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    Re: Problem Installing Google Earth

    I use the following steps to install the 64-bit on F19 (Beta) successfully. I remember a few Fedora releases ago I also needed to install a few i686 version of the packages to satisfy the dependencies, however, it is not the case now. Based on the 'ldd' result, I found I only need these.

    1. Install the dependency packages first: redhat-lsb, pax, qtwebkit-devel. The last package is to provide "libQtWebKit.so". Some how it is available in the -devel package and that pull-along a number of other -devel packages to be installed. You have been warned.

    Code:
    # yum install redhat-lsb pax qtwebkit-devel
    2. Download the latest version of RPM from Google and install it using rpm by force due to it being conflicting with filesystem package and yum does not like it.

    Code:
    # rpm -ivh --force google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
    In my F19 system, google-earth can be launched from CLI or via Gnome3 Shell out-of-the-box. The QT font is being rendered clearly in the stable release that I tested, 7.1.1.1580 (beta). Not sure the credit should go to google-earth or freetype-infinality though.

    In my short test, google-earth has crashed a few times. But otherwise, it works: 3D layers, street-view, tours, etc.
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    Re: Problem Installing Google Earth

    I do not recall from where i have this list, but these are claimed to be the requirements for google-earth:
    Code:
    #
    #	GUI - Dependencies - Google Earth
    #	As it currently fails to install on live media, disabled,
    #
    #libpng12
    #perl-CGI
    #perl-CPAN
    #perl-Class-ISA
    #perl-Digest-SHA
    #perl-ExtUtils-Install
    #perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker
    #perl-ExtUtils-Manifest
    #perl-ExtUtils-ParseXS
    #perl-FCGI
    #perl-HTTP-Tiny
    #perl-Locale-Codes
    #perl-Pod-Plainer
    #perl-Test-Harness
    #perl-Test-Simple
    #perl-devel
    #qt3
    #redhat-lsb
    #redhat-lsb-cxx
    #redhat-lsb-desktop
    #redhat-lsb-languages
    #redhat-lsb-printing
    #redhat-lsb-submod-multimedia
    #systemtap-sdt-devel
    hth
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    Re: Problem Installing Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by sea
    I do not recall from where i have this list, but these are claimed to be the requirements for google-earth
    We do not need to install the dependent packages explicitly. By checking my /var/log/yum.log, below are the list of packages that got installed automatically by yum in my newly installed F19 (Beta) while I only invoked it with:

    Code:
    # yum install redhat-lsb pax qtwebkit-devel
    Code:
    perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib-2.060-2.fc19.x86_64
    perl-LWP-MediaTypes-6.02-2.fc19.noarch
    perl-Digest-1.17-244.fc19.noarch
    perl-XML-NamespaceSupport-1.11-10.fc19.noarch
    perl-Encode-Locale-1.03-5.fc19.noarch
    perl-XML-SAX-Base-1.08-7.fc19.noarch
    perl-HTTP-Tiny-0.017-262.fc19.noarch
    perl-Digest-MD5-2.51-262.fc19.x86_64
    1:perl-Digest-SHA-5.84-1.fc19.x86_64
    redhat-lsb-submod-multimedia-4.1-13.fc19.x86_64
    systemtap-sdt-devel-2.2-0.104.gd142b86.1.fc19.x86_64
    qt3-3.3.8b-47.fc19.x86_64
    perl-Net-SSLeay-1.54-1.fc19.x86_64
    perl-IO-Socket-IP-0.19-1.fc19.noarch
    1:perl-TimeDate-2.30-1.fc19.noarch
    perl-HTTP-Date-6.02-5.fc19.noarch
    perl-File-Listing-6.04-4.fc19.noarch
    perl-Class-ISA-0.36-1010.fc19.noarch
    perl-Locale-Codes-3.25-1.fc19.noarch
    perl-IO-HTML-1.00-1.fc19.noarch
    mesa-libGLU-9.0.0-2.fc19.x86_64
    pax-3.4-15.fc19.x86_64
    perl-Text-Unidecode-0.04-18.fc19.noarch
    perl-Text-Soundex-3.04-1.fc19.x86_64
    perl-ExtUtils-Manifest-1.61-243.fc19.noarch
    perl-Compress-Raw-Bzip2-2.060-2.fc19.x86_64
    perl-IO-Compress-2.060-2.fc19.noarch
    perl-Business-ISBN-Data-20120719.001-2.fc19.noarch
    perl-Business-ISBN-2.05.03-3.fc19.noarch
    perl-URI-1.60-8.fc19.noarch
    perl-HTTP-Message-6.06-3.fc19.noarch
    perl-HTTP-Cookies-6.01-5.fc19.noarch
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    libpng12-1.2.50-3.fc19.x86_64
    redhat-lsb-submod-security-4.1-13.fc19.x86_64
    redhat-lsb-core-4.1-13.fc19.x86_64
    redhat-lsb-desktop-4.1-13.fc19.x86_64
    redhat-lsb-printing-4.1-13.fc19.x86_64
    redhat-lsb-cxx-4.1-13.fc19.x86_64
    perl-Test-Simple-0.98-243.fc19.noarch
    1:perl-FCGI-0.74-7.fc19.x86_64
    perl-CGI-3.63-2.fc19.noarch
    1:perl-Module-Pluggable-4.7-1.fc19.noarch
    perl-B-Lint-1.17-1.fc19.noarch
    1:perl-parent-0.225-243.fc19.noarch
    perl-Pod-Parser-1.60-3.fc19.noarch
    perl-Pod-Perldoc-3.19.01-1.fc19.noarch
    perl-podlators-2.5.1-1.fc19.noarch
    perl-Pod-Usage-1.61-1.fc19.noarch
    1:perl-ExtUtils-ParseXS-3.16-262.fc19.noarch
    perl-ExtUtils-Install-1.58-262.fc19.noarch
    perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.64-2.fc19.noarch
    4:perl-devel-5.16.3-262.fc19.x86_64
    perl-CPAN-1.9800-262.fc19.noarch
    perl-Pod-Checker-1.60-1.fc19.noarch
    perl-Pod-LaTeX-0.61-1.fc19.noarch
    perl-Pod-Plainer-1.03-4.fc19.noarch
    perl-Net-LibIDN-0.12-14.fc19.x86_64
    perl-IO-Socket-SSL-1.88-1.fc19.noarch
    perl-Net-HTTP-6.06-1.fc19.noarch
    perl-libwww-perl-6.05-1.fc19.noarch
    perl-XML-SAX-0.99-9.fc19.noarch
    1:perl-XML-LibXML-2.0014-2.fc19.x86_64
    redhat-lsb-languages-4.1-13.fc19.x86_64
    redhat-lsb-4.1-13.fc19.x86_64
    xorg-x11-proto-devel-7.7-4.fc19.noarch
    libICE-devel-1.0.8-5.fc19.x86_64
    libSM-devel-1.2.1-5.fc19.x86_64
    gl-manpages-1.1-6.20130122.fc19.noarch
    libXau-devel-1.0.6-7.fc19.x86_64
    libxcb-devel-1.9-2.fc19.x86_64
    libX11-devel-1.5.99.901-2.fc19.x86_64
    libXext-devel-1.3.1-4.fc19.x86_64
    libXfixes-devel-5.0-5.fc19.x86_64
    libXrender-devel-0.9.7-4.fc19.x86_64
    libXrandr-devel-1.4.0-3.fc19.x86_64
    libXcursor-devel-1.1.13-4.fc19.x86_64
    libXi-devel-1.7.1-1.fc19.x86_64
    libXdamage-devel-1.1.4-3.fc19.x86_64
    libXinerama-devel-1.1.2-4.fc19.x86_64
    libXxf86vm-devel-1.1.2-4.fc19.x86_64
    libXv-devel-1.0.7-4.fc19.x86_64
    libXt-devel-1.1.3-3.fc19.x86_64
    qt-mobility-1.2.2-0.4.20120224git.fc19.x86_64
    qtwebkit-2.3.1-1.fc19.x86_64
    libdrm-devel-2.4.44-2.fc19.x86_64
    mesa-libGL-devel-9.1.1-1.fc19.x86_64
    mesa-libGLU-devel-9.0.0-2.fc19.x86_64
    zlib-devel-1.2.7-10.fc19.x86_64
    freetype-devel-2.4.11-3.fc19.x86_64
    fontconfig-devel-2.10.92-3.fc19.x86_64
    libXft-devel-2.3.1-4.fc19.x86_64
    1:qt-devel-4.8.4-17.fc19.x86_64
    qtwebkit-devel-2.3.1-1.fc19.x86_64
    Yum is smart enough to resolve the required dependent packages and install those as well as a single transaction.
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    Lightbulb Re: Problem Installing Google Earth

    Great news!

    I finally managed to install Google Earth 7.x without the "conflicts with file from package filesystem-3.1-2.fc18.x86_64" error.
    I just had to follow the steps described here: https://code.google.com/p/earth-issu...il?id=1525#c32.

    What I did was:
    1. downloading the RPM of the latest version of Google Earth from http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html;
    2. installing rpmrebuild:
      Code:
      su -c "yum install rpmrebuild"
    3. executing rpmrebuild on the downloaded RPM package:
      Code:
      rpmrebuild -ep google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
    4. in the file that opens in the terminal, deleting the following line:
      Code:
      %dir %attr(0755, root, root) "/usr/bin"
    5. saving the file and exiting;
    6. answering yes. The program will return the path to the modified RPM package.
    7. installing it with
      Code:
      su -c "yum localinstall <path_to_the_Google_Earth_modified_RPM>"

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by Mr Wolf; 7th May 2013 at 08:26 AM.
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    Re: Problem Installing Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by jbuckley2004
    The install of the current version of Google Earth is failing for me on F18 x86-64 with the following error:


    How do I proceed, please?
    I get a similar error with the 32 bit F18 installation.

    For background, I am using Fedora 18 on an Asus M2N68-AM PLUS motherboard, with AMD Phenom 9600 Quad and 4 GB RAM. The kernels I have available are:
    3.8.11-200.fc18.i686.PAE
    3.8.11-200.fc18.i686
    and
    3.6.10-4.fc18.i686

    Only the last-named is usable - the two 3.8.11-200 kernels give the frozen/scrambled screen problem that I have previously reported with F17 on the same hardware. That F17 problem was suggested to be a video driver problem. It eventually disappeared with later versions of the F17 kernel.

    That same problem appeared immediately I installed F18.

    If I follow the steps given by Bob and Leigh, Google Earth appears to work - but only for about 10 seconds.

    Using rpm -U --force does not work.

    If I install the nvidia drivers with

    yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686

    then Google-Earth works perfectly - until I reboot. After rebooting I cannot get into any of the three kernels. However, i can get to another screen with a command prompt and login and remove the nvidia drivers to regain a usable system.

    If I follow the steps suggested by debo2011 I get a crippled version of Google Earth that soon gives me a frozen/scrambled screen and a totally unresponsive system.

    Any suggestions gratefully received.

    I enjoy using Google Earth. If I cannot solve this problem I will go back to F17 and await F19.

    UPDATE:

    I found that even kernel 3.6.10-4.fc18.i686 gave the same problem of a frozen/scrambled screen - but took a bit more time to show it.

    So back to F17 with a fresh install. I had previously had a stable F17 system with the latest kernels and a usable Google Earth - but not this time. All but one of the kernels I tried gave almost immediate frozen/scrambled screens no matter what I was trying to do.

    I went back to kernel 3.3.4-5.fc17.i686 and this has given no trouble after many hours of use, provided that I do not attempt to use Google Earth.

    Are these problems a peculiarity of my CPU/Motherboard combination?
    Last edited by jgsheppard; 18th May 2013 at 12:20 PM. Reason: Update
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    32-bit Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 on Dell Inspiron 530S with 1GB RAM.

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    Re: Problem Installing Google Earth

    I can confirm Wolf's rpmrebuild instructions work! Thanks Wolf!

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    Re: Problem Installing Google Earth

    @MrWolf,
    I searched the forum for info about google earth and found this thread. Read through everything and followed you instructions above. Worked perfectly for me running Fedora 18 64 bit (Kernel Linux 3.9.4-200.fc18.x86_64). I had just tried the downloaded file and it wouldn't install.

    Thanks for the instructions, they are appreciated.

    john

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