Google Earth display problem
Google Earth is now available for Linux at http://earth.google.com.
I tried it on my Sid system and found (so far) two problems:
-- when the programs starts, it complains it cannot find the
Bitstream Vera Sans font, although I have it installed.
-- the display behaves weirdly. This is difficult to describe,
but the "earth" image does not stay put in its proper place
inside the window; it often "jumps" to the left, becoming
invisible, or sometimes half-obscured by the left edge of the
window. Sometimes resizing the window will put the earth image
back in its place.
I'm using a Radeon 9200 SE with the Linux (open-source) DRI
drivers (have to, because ATI does not seem to have a
proprietary driver for xorg 7.0). The openGL stuff seems to work
(at least, ppracer works OK; glxinfo says "direct rendering yes").