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(Google Earth Pro is available in 64-bit now which the AUR version also uses, so multilib is no longer required. Is it even relevant to still mention the old google-earth package since Google no longer updates it?)
 
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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]:
  
''"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."''
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: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 ==
 
== Installation ==
  
Google Earth is available in the [[AUR]], you will need to enable the multilib repository if you're on 64-bit:
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There are multiple Google Earth versions available in the [[AUR]]:
  
* {{AUR|google-earth}} - Latest version
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* {{AUR|google-earth-pro}} - Latest version (still freeware)
* {{AUR|google-earth6}} - Legacy version (often more stable)
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* {{AUR|google-earth}} - Semi-legacy version
  
 
== Troubleshooting ==
 
== Troubleshooting ==
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==== Startup tips are enabled ====
 
==== Startup tips are enabled ====
  
While startup tips can be useful, they are also known to cause crashes. To disable them, add to {{ic|~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf}}:
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While startup tips can be useful, they are also known to cause crashes. To disable them, change or add the line below to the appropriate configuration file for your version.
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Google Earth {{ic|~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf}}
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Google Earth Pro {{ic|~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPro.conf}}
  
 
  [General]
 
  [General]
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  $ echo >> ~/.drirc
 
  $ echo >> ~/.drirc
  
==== Corrupt cache ====
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==== Corrupt settings ====
  
 
In case the cache is corrupt and needs recreation, remove it:
 
In case the cache is corrupt and needs recreation, remove it:
  
 
  $ rm -r ~/.googleearth/Cache/
 
  $ 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/
  
 
==== Another crash happened while handling crash! ====
 
==== Another crash happened while handling crash! ====
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  $ rm -f ~/.googleearth/Cache/cookies ~/.googleearth/instance-running-lock
 
  $ rm -f ~/.googleearth/Cache/cookies ~/.googleearth/instance-running-lock
 
=== 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.
 
  
 
=== Panoramio photos not working ===
 
=== 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.
 
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.
  
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, a fallback to the legacy {{AUR|google-earth6}} may be required.
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=== Graphical corruption ===
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Either refer to the [[#Corrupt settings]] 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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  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 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 17:24, 23 September 2019

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

There are multiple Google Earth versions 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, change or add the line below to the appropriate configuration file for your version.

Google Earth ~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf

Google Earth Pro ~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPro.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.

Graphical corruption

Either refer to the #Corrupt settings 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.

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.