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Re: Google Earth



On Sat, 2008-01-05 at 15:54 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Cameron Simpson wrote:
> > On 05Jan2008 15:10, Karl Larsen <k5di zianet com> wrote:
> >   
> >>    I saw where one had trouble with this application so decided to get it 
> >> and run it on my F8. I installed it in my user's space and when I clicked 
> >> on the earth on my Desktop the screen will go blank and then come back up 
> >> in init 3. I would have re-login. This is not nice.
> >>
> >>    I reloaded it as root and it does the exact same thing :-)
> >>
> >> Guess I better tell Google.
> >>     
> >
> > It may just blow the mind of your machine. It needs a fair bit of memory
> > and decent 3d support (OpenGL). It sounds like its crashing your X
> > server, which is arguably a bug in the X server, not google earth.
> >   
>     It's the only thing that has ever done this. I have 2 gig of RAM and 
> lots of hard drive space. The X-server is Nvidia and it might not like 
> what Google is asking for.
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why not ask nVidia for the source code so it can be fixed?

Craig


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