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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:00 pm    Post subject: Google Earth ebuild for beta 4 native linux version? Reply with quote

Just curious to know if gentoo has ebuild for google earth beta 4 native linux version. Thanks in advance.

http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(I just see a topic about that that has disapeared. :S)

I don't understand why they are "suporting" open source in things like sumer code, but don't open the source of their programs :S
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unstable in portage. It might have been a fluke but when I went to emerge it I got an error. But I'd previously downloaded it, not expecting it to be in portage that fast, and I moved the .bin file into the distfiles directory and it installed fine.

It works but I get this message about it running in OpenGL software emulation mode, and it is therefore slow as molasses.

I'm running an Nvidia card with the nvidia drivers installed and working. I'm wondering what alternatives I have to make this run at full speed?

If anyone knows, let me know. I tried commenting out the glx in my xorg.conf but that just resulted in the application not running at all.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

quag7 wrote:
Unstable in portage. It might have been a fluke but when I went to emerge it I got an error. But I'd previously downloaded it, not expecting it to be in portage that fast, and I moved the .bin file into the distfiles directory and it installed fine.


Looks like Google replaced the .bin file with a different, slightly smaller one without saying or changing the filename :(
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just emerged x11-misc/googleearth... runs like a charm. :-)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see the splash screen and then I get a segmentation fault :(
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starts up, but gives me performance in the ballpark of 5 seconds per frame. Not exactly usable. Processor load is minimal, so I don't know what to make of this. Maybe disabling composite in Xorg would help...have to test.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me it starts up, but complains about not being able to identify the video card (while at the same time having Xlib messages saying no GLX extension was found).
I'm running the latest nvidia drivers on a 6600GT, which works well with everything else.
Any clues on this?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woo... runs very nice. Never used it under Windows... just spend one hour playing around ;)

Minor problem is if I run it under Xgl... control are not refreshed when zooming the window (need to minimize-maximize to refresh it).

Zarhan: to address slow performance, try to check that you have accelerated 3D setup.
mvr_rennes: Using nvidia driver is not enough, you need to load glx module too in xorg.conf
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have the GLX extension loaded...
In /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
Code:

Section "Module"
        Load "type1"
        Load "speedo"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load "fbdevhw"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "record"
EndSection



Code:

$ xdpyinfo | grep -i glx
    NV-GLX


Any other tips?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ikshaar wrote:

Zarhan: to address slow performance, try to check that you have accelerated 3D setup.
mvr_rennes: Using nvidia driver is not enough, you need to load glx module too in xorg.conf


It is. i915 chipset and glxinfo says that Direct rendering is active.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok... got it working... Turns out I had some symbolic links missing since the last driver install... Libtool problem, maybe?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mvr_rennes wrote:
Ok... got it working... Turns out I had some symbolic links missing since the last driver install... Libtool problem, maybe?


Did you simply re-install the drivers? I tried doing that and still it can't identify my card, which is: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400]

Edit:

I uninstalled nvidia-kernel and nvidia-glx, deleted .googleearth in my home directory, rmmod'ed the nvidia driver, reinstalled nvidia-kernel and nvidia-glx and did the eselect opengl set nvidia as indicated by the ebuild. Did this twice (probably missed a step), and now it works, and quite well so far.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

better than windows version, there is no hiccups in the linux version.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Portage & Programming to Duplicate Threads.

See https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-397505.html
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