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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 can be installed through {{AUR|google-earth}} or {{AUR|google-earth6}} from the [[AUR]].
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Google Earth is not presently available in the [[Official Repositories]], and will need to be installed from the [[AUR]].
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The latest version is called {{AUR|google-earth}} and the previous one (intended for certain Intel users) {{AUR|google-earth6}}.
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== Tips & Tricks ==
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=== Excessive memory usage ===
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The application memory usage can be controlled either by limiting the maximum cache size in '''Tools''' -> '''Options...''' -> '''Cache''' or by lowering the graphics settings in '''3D View'''.
  
 
== Troubleshooting ==
 
== Troubleshooting ==
  
=== Google Earth crashes at startup ===
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{{Tip|The project has an [https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!categories/earth/linux official support forum] for anything not covered here.}}
  
Make sure you have installed one of the required optional dependencies for 3D acceleration.
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{{Note|This section is currently useful only for Intel cards.}}
  
You may also try disabling Startup-Tips with {{ic|1='''enableTips=false'''}} in {{ic|~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf}}:
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=== Google Earth crashes at startup ===
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==== 1) Startup tips are enabled ====
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The startup tips can be very useful but are also known to cause crashes with Google Earth on some Intel cards. To disable them use {{ic|1='''enableTips=false'''}} in {{ic|~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf}}:
 
  $ sed -i "s|enableTips=.*|enableTips=false|" ~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf
 
  $ sed -i "s|enableTips=.*|enableTips=false|" ~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf
  
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==== 2) No new line at the end of ~/.drirc ====
 
To prevent a crash with -dri drivers you may need to add a new line to {{ic|~/.drirc}} with:
 
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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=== 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 was improved to some extent but in general it's still there:
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Imagery now displays for Linux users running specific families of Intel GPUs.
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The solution is to just use the legacy version called {{AUR|google-earth6}}.

Revision as of 16:14, 22 March 2013

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

Google Earth is not presently available in the Official Repositories, and will need to be installed from the AUR.

The latest version is called google-earthAUR and the previous one (intended for certain Intel users) google-earth6AUR.

Tips & Tricks

Excessive memory usage

The application memory usage can be controlled either by limiting the maximum cache size in Tools -> Options... -> Cache or by lowering the graphics settings in 3D View.

Troubleshooting

Tip: The project has an official support forum for anything not covered here.
Note: This section is currently useful only for Intel cards.

Google Earth crashes at startup

1) Startup tips are enabled

The startup tips can be very useful but are also known to cause crashes with Google Earth on some Intel cards. To disable them use enableTips=false in ~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf:

$ sed -i "s|enableTips=.*|enableTips=false|" ~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf

2) No new line at the end of ~/.drirc

To prevent a crash with -dri drivers you may need to add a new line to ~/.drirc with:

$ echo >> ~/.drirc

Earth shows nothing but yellow borders

Taken from the changelog of 7.0.3 this issue was improved to some extent but in general it's still there:

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

The solution is to just use the legacy version called google-earth6AUR.