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From the [http://support.google.com/earth/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=176145 project web page]:
 
From the [http://support.google.com/earth/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=176145 project web page]:
  
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== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
  
Google Earth is not presently available in the [[Official Repositories]], and will need to be installed from the [[AUR]].
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If on 64-bit, enable [[multilib]]. Google Earth is available in the [[AUR]]:
  
The latest version is called {{AUR|google-earth}} and the legacy one (intended for certain Intel users) {{AUR|google-earth6}}.
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* {{AUR|google-earth}} - Latest version
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* {{AUR|google-earth6}} - Legacy version (often more stable)
  
== Tips & Tricks ==
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== Troubleshooting ==
  
=== Excessive memory usage ===
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{{Tip|See the [https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!categories/earth/linux official support forum] for topics not covered here.}}
The application's memory usage can be controlled either by limiting the maximum cache size in {{ic|Tools}} -> {{ic|Options}} -> {{ic|Cache}} or by lowering the graphics settings in the {{ic|3D View}} tab.
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== Troubleshooting ==
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=== Crash on startup ===
  
{{Tip|The project has an [https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!categories/earth/linux official support forum] for anything not covered here.}}
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Google Earth can crash on startup for numerous reasons. Here are some of the most common ones.
  
{{Note|This section is currently useful for Intel card users only.}}
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==== Startup tips are enabled ====
  
=== Google Earth crashes at startup ===
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While startup tips can be useful, they are also known to cause crashes. To disable them, add to {{ic|~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf}}:
==== 1) Startup tips are enabled ====
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The startup tips can be very useful but also known to cause crashes on certain Intel cards. To disable them use {{ic|1='''enableTips=false'''}} in {{ic|~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf}}:
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[General]
  $ sed -i "s|enableTips=.*|enableTips=false|" ~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf
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  enableTips=false
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==== No new line at the end of {{ic|~/.drirc}} ====
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This can cause a crash with ''-dri'' drivers:
  
==== 2) No new line at the end of {{ic|~/.drirc}} ====
 
To prevent a crash with -dri drivers you may need to add a new line to {{ic|~/.drirc}} with:
 
 
  $ echo >> ~/.drirc
 
  $ echo >> ~/.drirc
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==== Corrupt settings ====
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In case the cache is corrupt and needs recreation, remove it:
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$ rm -r ~/.googleearth/Cache/
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If that didn't work, try removing the whole settings folder:
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$ rm -r ~/.googleearth/
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==== Another crash happened while handling crash! ====
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You may try removing the following:
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$ rm -f ~/.googleearth/Cache/cookies ~/.googleearth/instance-running-lock
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=== Panoramio photos not working ===
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There have been numerous reports [http://productforums.google.com/d/msg/earth/548PQIT8bKI/rbpVsbMawwIJ] [http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/earth/_h4t6SpY_II/6O_DTry49pgJ] [http://productforums.google.com/d/msg/earth/tZfKSs2AaZc/r_rBDl5djIMJ] on this in the [https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!categories/earth/linux Google Earth forums] with varying solutions.
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If setting the {{ic|_attempt_fix}} variable on top of the {{AUR|google-earth}} [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/go/google-earth/PKGBUILD PKGBUILD] does not help, fall back to {{AUR|google-earth6}}.
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=== Graphical corruption ===
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Either refer to the [[#Corrupt cache]]{{Broken section link}} section above or disable texture compression in ''Tools > Options... > 3D View > Compress''.
  
 
=== Earth shows nothing but yellow borders ===
 
=== Earth shows nothing but yellow borders ===
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Taken from the changelog of [https://support.google.com/earth/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=40901 7.0.3] this issue has improved to some extent but overall it's still there:
 
Taken from the changelog of [https://support.google.com/earth/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=40901 7.0.3] this issue has improved to some extent but overall it's still there:
  
 
  Imagery now displays for Linux users running specific families of Intel GPUs.
 
  Imagery now displays for Linux users running specific families of Intel GPUs.
  
The solution is to just stick with the legacy version called {{AUR|google-earth6}}.
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The solution is to use the legacy {{AUR|google-earth6}}.
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=== Excessive memory use ===
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Memory use can be controlled by limiting the maximum cache size in ''Tools > Options... > Cache'', or by lowering the graphics settings in the ''3D View'' tab.

Latest revision as of 10:31, 7 August 2016

From the project web page:

"Google Earth allows you to travel the world through a virtual globe and view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, and much more. With Google Earth's rich, geographical content, you are able to experience a more realistic view of the world. You can fly to your favorite place, search for businesses and even navigate through directions."

Installation

If on 64-bit, enable multilib. Google Earth is available in the AUR:

Troubleshooting

Tip: See the official support forum for topics not covered here.

Crash on startup

Google Earth can crash on startup for numerous reasons. Here are some of the most common ones.

Startup tips are enabled

While startup tips can be useful, they are also known to cause crashes. To disable them, add to ~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf:

[General]
enableTips=false

No new line at the end of ~/.drirc

This can cause a crash with -dri drivers:

$ echo >> ~/.drirc

Corrupt settings

In case the cache is corrupt and needs recreation, remove it:

$ rm -r ~/.googleearth/Cache/

If that didn't work, try removing the whole settings folder:

$ rm -r ~/.googleearth/

Another crash happened while handling crash!

You may try removing the following:

$ rm -f ~/.googleearth/Cache/cookies ~/.googleearth/instance-running-lock

Panoramio photos not working

There have been numerous reports [1] [2] [3] on this in the Google Earth forums with varying solutions.

If setting the _attempt_fix variable on top of the google-earthAUR PKGBUILD does not help, fall back to google-earth6AUR.

Graphical corruption

Either refer to the #Corrupt cache[broken link: invalid section] section above or disable texture compression in Tools > Options... > 3D View > Compress.

Earth shows nothing but yellow borders

Taken from the changelog of 7.0.3 this issue has improved to some extent but overall it's still there:

Imagery now displays for Linux users running specific families of Intel GPUs.

The solution is to use the legacy google-earth6AUR.

Excessive memory use

Memory use can be controlled by limiting the maximum cache size in Tools > Options... > Cache, or by lowering the graphics settings in the 3D View tab.