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#1 2010-04-18 18:22:23

rich
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Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

Tested on 32bit and 64bit Statler

Google Earth seems to throw up error messages lately:

setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Document is empty

^
setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Start tag expected, '<' not found

^
Couldn't load 'setup.data/setup.xml'

So here is the cure:

1. First install “lsb-core”
sudo apt-get install lsb-core


2. Download and extract Google Earth to a temporary dIrectory:

wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin && chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin && ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin --target /tmp/ge

I did this with Crunchbang 64, and the Google earth gui installer opened automatically, so I just clicked "install" and that was it.

However, if yours doesn't, launch the installer like this:

3. Run the installer:

cd /tmp/ge
./setup.sh

The new Google Earth didn't give me any gtk2 problems, if yours does, do this:

4. Change to the temp directory and change setupgtk to setupgtk2:

cd /tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/
sudo mv setup.gtk setup.gtk2
cd /tmp/ge

5. Run the installer again:

./setup.sh

Now the Google Gui installer will open.

crunchbang-google-earth.png

I have had to use this method on three machines, you may not get errors installing the normal way on your machine. There may also be another fix, but this is the way I did it.

Last edited by rich (2011-03-31 09:51:50)

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#2 2010-04-18 18:36:38

vrkalak
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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

To use an Application like Google Earth ... would it be advisable to add the Google repositories to your sources.list first?

## Google 'testing' repository
#deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ testing main non-free

Last edited by vrkalak (2010-04-18 18:38:47)


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#3 2010-04-18 19:16:03

rich
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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

As well. As I said at the end, there is probably another fix, but I didn't add the repos. I prefer to manually install 3rd party apps.

Obviously, the bonus with adding the repos is that you get all the latest updates smile

Thanks for the tip.

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#4 2010-04-20 18:35:19

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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

it crashes Debian when I try to run it. The same way it crashes from Virtual Box. just a black screen with a blinking    _


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#5 2010-04-20 19:30:19

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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

vrkalak wrote:

To use an Application like Google Earth ... would it be advisable to add the Google repositories to your sources.list first?

## Google 'testing' repository
#deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ testing main non-free

Just be prepared for your update time to slow down after you add the google repositories.

One fix has been posted Here. Which in short says to run this in a terminal:

echo "Acquire::http::Pipeline-Depth "0";" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/90localsettings

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#6 2010-04-21 02:08:20

vrkalak
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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

jpope wrote:

Just be prepared for your update time to slow down after you add the google repositories.

One fix has been posted Here. Which in short says to run this in a terminal:

Back in the olden days, when I used Windows ... Google Earth slowed my Vista down to a crawl or froze it completely.

From where I am now, in Linux and #! ... I don't use Google Earth or the Google repros., at all.

Thanks, for the 'heads up' though.

Last edited by vrkalak (2010-04-21 02:08:50)


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#7 2010-04-21 02:30:02

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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

I think I installed using that package in the repo. It basically downloads the binary then converts it into a deb.

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#8 2010-04-21 18:38:30

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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

I experienced the error described by richs-lxh
My - less elegant - workaround has also worked in the past when I have experienced errors from the googleearth website packages:

"borrow" the deb packages from medibuntu repository
There are two packages; install the data package first, then the second package. On my 32 bit squeeze & testing distros this gives no problems. Current version is googleearth  5.1.3509 from medibuntu

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#9 2010-12-01 19:36:11

rich
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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

Looks like the same error still hasn't been fixed on Google 6 roll

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#10 2011-01-22 19:45:43

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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

So... I've tried installing it manually and through the repository, and in both cases it gives me "Google Earth has caught signal 11", because it can't find the Nvidea drivers that are properly installed... (I have also turned off system eye candy, but it doesn't fix it.) The last page of this seems to solve this by turning off starting tips.  But I can't do this because when I go to the file ~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf, the relevant section does not exist.

I would like to try installing the Medibuntu repositories version, but when I try to add the repos with

sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update

it gives me a 404.

Could I get your advice about what to try next?  Thanks...

Here is the logfile in ~/.googleearth/crashlogs :

Major Version 6
Minor Version 0
Build Number 0001
Build Date Dec 10 2010
Build Time 22:42:27
OS Type 3
OS Major Version 2
OS Minor Version 6
OS Build Version 32
OS Patch Version 0
Crash Signal 11
Crash Time 1295722354
Up Time 76.0542

Stacktrace from glibc:
./libgoogleearth_free.so(+0xac2a3)[0xb77902a3]
./libgoogleearth_free.so(+0xac423)[0xb7790423]
[0xb77f3400]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate11show_helperEv+0x61)[0xb6b215f1]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget10setVisibleEb+0x1db)[0xb6b21a2b]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate12showChildrenEb+0x170)[0xb6b21560]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate11show_helperEv+0x61)[0xb6b215f1]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget10setVisibleEb+0x1db)[0xb6b21a2b]
./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget10showNormalEv+0x5c)[0xb6b0f16c]
./libgoogleearth_free.so(_ZN10MainWindow18readScreensizeInfoEv+0xd2f)[0xb775d08f]
./libgoogleearth_free.so(_ZN5earth6client11Application12SetupMainWinENS0_3Kvw7ProductEb+0x31c)[0xb779725$
./libgoogleearth_free.so(_ZN5earth6client11Application3runEv+0x4d6)[0xb779a406]
./libgoogleearth_free.so(+0xaad1b)[0xb778ed1b]
./libgoogleearth_free.so(earthmain+0x247)[0xb778fed7]
./googleearth-bin[0x804871b]
/lib/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6)[0xb52cac76]
./googleearth-bin[0x8048661]

Last edited by rabidfox (2011-01-22 19:46:40)


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#11 2011-01-25 20:23:50

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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

I never did get this to work properly with a 5200FX.  I did eventually get it installed and running but it wasn't properly accelerated and hence unusable.  nVidia drivers don't do OpenGL properly, and certainly not using the drivers Google Earth is probably looking for.  Might work better with Nouveau drivers?

In contrast, it works great with the (rather crappy) Intel built in graphics.  Open source drivers, finally quite good in recent versions, a good OpenGL from Mesa, and I can zip about very smoothly.

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#12 2011-03-20 15:16:33

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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

try marble

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#13 2011-03-31 09:49:50

rich
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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

I have just updated this guide, as I just installed Google Earth on 64bit Statler.

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#14 2011-03-31 13:11:00

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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

richs-lxh wrote:

I have just updated this guide, as I just installed Google Earth on 64bit Statler.

Nice one, I hope your new machine is going well. It appears to be if your identi.ca dents are anything to go by big_smile

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#15 2011-04-05 13:04:50

rich
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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

Yeah lol! I went a bit mad didn't I? smile

No but seriously, this box flies, it's just unbelievable!

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#16 2013-08-03 03:59:08

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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

I havent used google earth in a long time. I use most other google services, including G+, Blogger, Sites, YouTube, Chrome, Gmail, and Maps, most of which are to RMS's dismay.  wink Either way I use them, but I haven't used G Earth in forever, primarily because in Ubuntu once I switched to Linux, G Earth looked like the Clearlooks theme and didn't integrate with unity nicely, so I kinda gave up. I guess I could use it nowadays since I don't use Ubuntu, but I did run into issues with the xf86-ati-video package and G Earth, when I last attempted to install it on Arch via the AUR. (They CONFLICTED  lol ) So I don't use it nowadays.


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#17 2013-08-03 04:05:37

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Re: Howto Google Earth on Crunchbang Statler 32 & 64bit [updated]

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