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  1. #1
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    Question Google Earth doesn't work

    Hi fedorians!

    I'm trying to install Google Earth Pro (using the rpm package from its site) and I just cannot make it work. I don't understand what's going on. It used to work when I have installed Fedora 25. Now I have Fedora 27 and it doesn't load, it freezes at the start. I have tried with several Fedora versions (both live and installed versions) and flavours (kde, gnome, lxde) but it didn't make any difference. The thing is that I tried reinstalling my old Fedora 25 to see if I could use it there, and it didn't work either.
    Since there will be no updates for Fedora 25 soon, I installed version 27 again (lxde, -old notebook-).

    Here is what the console says:
    google-earth-pro
    libGL error: unable to load driver: i965_dri.so
    libGL error: driver pointer missing
    libGL error: failed to load driver: i965
    libGL error: unable to load driver: i965_dri.so
    libGL error: driver pointer missing
    libGL error: failed to load driver: i965
    libGL error: unable to load driver: swrast_dri.so
    libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

    Any ideas? I really need it for my work and I have lost so much time already.

    Thanks!!

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    Re: Google Earth doesn't work

    It works here, on a standard F27 Workstation install. How are you installing it? Did you download for the correct architecture? This is what and how I installed:
    Code:
    # rpm --import https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
    # rpm -qp google-earth-pro-stable-current.x86_64.rpm
    google-earth-pro-stable-7.3.0.3832-0.x86_64
    # dnf install google-earth-pro-stable-current.x86_64.rpm
    It pulled in 90 dependencies

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    Re: Google Earth doesn't work

    The missing drivers are in mesa-dri-drivers
    Code:
    # rpm -q mesa-dri-drivers
    mesa-dri-drivers-17.2.4-2.fc27.x86_64
    # rpm -ql mesa-dri-drivers
    /etc/drirc
    /usr/lib/.build-id
    /usr/lib/.build-id/04
    /usr/lib/.build-id/04/1faf52f490e263e8413740bd3dac7a6d3a99a4
    /usr/lib/.build-id/25
    /usr/lib/.build-id/25/208be3af041e06876423f08b442559fda344de
    /usr/lib/.build-id/3e
    /usr/lib/.build-id/3e/acabd118cb47aeae8dc3250ed1f7c614efc571
    /usr/lib/.build-id/3e/acabd118cb47aeae8dc3250ed1f7c614efc571.1
    /usr/lib/.build-id/3e/acabd118cb47aeae8dc3250ed1f7c614efc571.2
    /usr/lib/.build-id/3e/acabd118cb47aeae8dc3250ed1f7c614efc571.3
    /usr/lib/.build-id/3e/acabd118cb47aeae8dc3250ed1f7c614efc571.4
    /usr/lib/.build-id/6d
    /usr/lib/.build-id/6d/928341653f0c12bf032d3f3453438cdc1abbc5
    /usr/lib/.build-id/88
    /usr/lib/.build-id/88/65e0b8aa9d5ed43fe504a0369ee22f6da199d0
    /usr/lib/.build-id/90
    /usr/lib/.build-id/90/c77f58812be297f47937c95c29d38e4a0cf6b0
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9.1
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9.2
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9.3
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9.4
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9.5
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9.6
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9.7
    /usr/lib/.build-id/d8/3ebb3808985a198f696a3be1a0de9807e4e5bc
    /usr/lib/.build-id/e4
    /usr/lib/.build-id/e4/2c5c43782fe0417ed07340853b0b09226a0349
    /usr/lib/.build-id/e4/2c5c43782fe0417ed07340853b0b09226a0349.1
    /usr/lib/.build-id/e4/2c5c43782fe0417ed07340853b0b09226a0349.2
    /usr/lib64/dri/i915_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/i965_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/kms_swrast_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/nouveau_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/nouveau_drv_video.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/nouveau_vieux_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/r200_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/r300_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/r600_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/r600_drv_video.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/radeon_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/radeonsi_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/radeonsi_drv_video.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/swrast_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/virtio_gpu_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/vmwgfx_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/gallium-pipe
    /usr/lib64/gallium-pipe/pipe_nouveau.so
    /usr/lib64/gallium-pipe/pipe_r300.so
    /usr/lib64/gallium-pipe/pipe_r600.so
    /usr/lib64/gallium-pipe/pipe_radeonsi.so
    /usr/lib64/gallium-pipe/pipe_swrast.so
    /usr/lib64/gallium-pipe/pipe_vmwgfx.so

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    Re: Google Earth doesn't work

    Not as apocalyptic as when Google Earth crashes on Android and you receive the fateful message that "Earth has stopped!" ... gulp!

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    Re: Google Earth doesn't work

    Well... answering your question, I downloaded the package directly from the site, manually, and yes, the correct architecture for my 32bit Fedora. The package was google-earth-pro-stable-current.i386.rpm
    I installed it just like you did: dnf install google-earth-pro-stable-current.i386.rpm. It installed 14 dependencies in my case.
    But I have to tell you, at the end, the 27 versions drove me mad. My computer didn't like it . :/ It was working slower than with previous versions and it also had problems with the windows manager. They just wouldn't move, or change size, and I couldn't type... It was awful. So I came back to F24, and now I have successfully installed. It is very weird. I have come to the conclusion that every laptop is a different universe regarding the distros. Sometimes they work better, sometimes they just don't.
    So, I kind of solve it. Not the best solution maybe, but at least, I'm able to work.
    Thanks guys!

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    Re: Google Earth doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by satanselbow
    Not as apocalyptic as when Google Earth crashes on Android and you receive the fateful message that "Earth has stopped!" ... gulp!
    What?? really? I haven't seen it -yet!

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    Re: Google Earth doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by kldixon
    The missing drivers are in mesa-dri-drivers
    Code:
    # rpm -q mesa-dri-drivers
    mesa-dri-drivers-17.2.4-2.fc27.x86_64
    # rpm -ql mesa-dri-drivers
    /etc/drirc
    /usr/lib/.build-id
    /usr/lib/.build-id/04
    /usr/lib/.build-id/04/1faf52f490e263e8413740bd3dac7a6d3a99a4
    /usr/lib/.build-id/25
    /usr/lib/.build-id/25/208be3af041e06876423f08b442559fda344de
    /usr/lib/.build-id/3e
    /usr/lib/.build-id/3e/acabd118cb47aeae8dc3250ed1f7c614efc571
    /usr/lib/.build-id/3e/acabd118cb47aeae8dc3250ed1f7c614efc571.1
    /usr/lib/.build-id/3e/acabd118cb47aeae8dc3250ed1f7c614efc571.2
    /usr/lib/.build-id/3e/acabd118cb47aeae8dc3250ed1f7c614efc571.3
    /usr/lib/.build-id/3e/acabd118cb47aeae8dc3250ed1f7c614efc571.4
    /usr/lib/.build-id/6d
    /usr/lib/.build-id/6d/928341653f0c12bf032d3f3453438cdc1abbc5
    /usr/lib/.build-id/88
    /usr/lib/.build-id/88/65e0b8aa9d5ed43fe504a0369ee22f6da199d0
    /usr/lib/.build-id/90
    /usr/lib/.build-id/90/c77f58812be297f47937c95c29d38e4a0cf6b0
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9.1
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9.2
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9.3
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9.4
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9.5
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9.6
    /usr/lib/.build-id/a6/5637831c77e4e20d38e3584a9795d31a287fd9.7
    /usr/lib/.build-id/d8/3ebb3808985a198f696a3be1a0de9807e4e5bc
    /usr/lib/.build-id/e4
    /usr/lib/.build-id/e4/2c5c43782fe0417ed07340853b0b09226a0349
    /usr/lib/.build-id/e4/2c5c43782fe0417ed07340853b0b09226a0349.1
    /usr/lib/.build-id/e4/2c5c43782fe0417ed07340853b0b09226a0349.2
    /usr/lib64/dri/i915_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/i965_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/kms_swrast_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/nouveau_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/nouveau_drv_video.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/nouveau_vieux_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/r200_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/r300_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/r600_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/r600_drv_video.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/radeon_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/radeonsi_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/radeonsi_drv_video.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/swrast_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/virtio_gpu_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/dri/vmwgfx_dri.so
    /usr/lib64/gallium-pipe
    /usr/lib64/gallium-pipe/pipe_nouveau.so
    /usr/lib64/gallium-pipe/pipe_r300.so
    /usr/lib64/gallium-pipe/pipe_r600.so
    /usr/lib64/gallium-pipe/pipe_radeonsi.so
    /usr/lib64/gallium-pipe/pipe_swrast.so
    /usr/lib64/gallium-pipe/pipe_vmwgfx.so
    I don't know if I had those drivers, but it should have been installed if they weren't available, shouldn't it?
    I guess I'll try some other time.

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    Re: Google Earth doesn't work

    I don't know how to mark the thread as solved.

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