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Re: LinuxMint 14 vs. Google Earth

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  • Chris Trask
    ... Never mind, I fixed it. Sort of. Seems that Google Earth 7.0 has some serious problems with Linux. I stumbled on to a link for downloading
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 17, 2013
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      > Well, I'm satisfied that LinuxMint 14 will suit my needs, but I have run into a problem
      > running Google Earth. It starts up okay, but all I see on the globe is political boundaries,
      > roads/streets, etc. but no terrain (satellite imagery). I cannot find any intelligible help
      > in the various forums, so I thought I would ask here.
      >
      > What I get when I start Google Earth is an error message stating "DirectX mode not
      > supported", and one of the suggestions is to download and install DirectX 9.0c, with no URL
      > provided.
      >
      > I don't want to download and install any Windows plugins unless I know they are
      > appropriate for use with LinuxMint.
      >

      Never mind, I fixed it. Sort of. Seems that Google Earth 7.0 has some serious problems with Linux. I stumbled on to a link for downloading GoogleEarthLinux.bin, which installs GE 6.2. It worked immediately.


      Chris
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