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Re: Google Earth



2008/1/12, Ed Greshko <Ed Greshko greshko com>:
> Steve Siegfried wrote:
> > Antonio M wrote:
> >>  and after latest (this morning) Xorg updates my GoogleEarth didn't
> >> work any longer: I am waiting that Firefox will allow me to download
> >> again GE and re-install (not sure which version is on my PC...) to
> >> see.
> >> Any way, I think that the problem is connected to drivers and not to GE.
> >> I am using nv driver, now I have same problem, user is immediately
> >> loggesd out as soon as it starts GE...
> >>
> >
> >
> > So if I've got this right, you:
> >       1- installed GoogleEarth and it worked
> >       2- updated Xorg stuff and GoogleEarth stopped working.
> >
> > Lemme guess... you're running prelink, right?
> >
> > There's something about the code in GoogleEarth that doesn't play well
> > with prelink... especially after upgrading libraries.
> >
> > Try this:
> >       1- turn off (or remove) prelink
> >       2- remove GoogleEarth and re-install
> >       3- do an upgrade that includes libraries likely to be used by GE
> >
> > Think you'll find that without prelink messing about in your bin and
> > lib directories, that GoogleEarth survives an upgrade.
> >
> > You can pretty much prove that prelink is the culprit here by doing the
> > above 3 steps and then:
> >       4- reinstall prelink
> >       5- do another upgrade of some kind that includes libraries likely
> >          to be used by GE
> >       6- leave the machine up for 48 hours so prelink can do it's stuff
> >       7- invoke GoogleEarth
> >
> >
> > Hope this helps,
>
> FWIW, prelink is used here and google earth runs just fine....
>
> If one wants to get a list of libraries used by google earth then all one
> needs to do is "ldd  googleearth-bin" in the directory where GE is installed.
>
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Please note that I am running F9, but I agree with Ed: I had prelink
running and Ge was fine, then I upgraded Xserver and GE crashed my
system logging out the user.
I don't know how and what to debug (note that I am not a software expert) .

Where is GoogleEarth installed in Fedora???
-- 
Antonio Montagnani
Skype : antoniomontag


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