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.
Install the AUR package.
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
No new line at the end of
This can cause a crash with -dri drivers:
$ echo >> ~/.drirc
In case the cache is corrupt and needs recreation, remove it:
$ rm -r ~/.googleearth/Cache/
If that did not work, try removing the whole settings directory:
$ rm -r ~/.googleearth/
Another crash happened while handling crash!
You may try removing the following:
$ rm -f ~/.googleearth/Cache/cookies ~/.googleearth/instance-running-lock
Google Earth does not seem to support Wayland yet, forcing X11 helps in this situation. Launch using:
$ QT_QPA_PLATFORM=xcb google-earth-pro
Panoramio photos not working
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 is 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.