Re: Google earth doesn't display anything on my Debian Wheezy amd64
On 14/08/11 22:52, AG wrote:
On 14/08/11 07:07, Scott Ferguson wrote:
Either method will give you a black screen with the proprietary Nvidia
drivers, unless the linux OpenGL library is also installed (from
If you have Nvidia proprietary drives try installing mesa-utils and
see if they require anything else installed - the "anything else" is
what is required to unblack googleearth (you don't need mesa-utils).
Does this apply to the nouveau driver as well, or will GE work fine with
Googleearth requires OpenGL - I'd only be guessing if I said the nouveau
driver uses the same ones (though I suspect it does).
*Perhaps some kind person who uses the nouveau driver and googleearth*
could give you the output of:-
and you could look for the missing OpenGL libraries...
From memory you said you're running Wheezy so there may be more than
just nouveau differences with my builds (I run Squeeze KDEs).
dpkg --get-selections | grep mesa | grep -v dev
I don't know you DE or sys info tools - if you install mesa-utils you can:-
$ scott@work:~$ glxinfo | grep 'direct rendering'
direct rendering: Yes
I which case googleearth should work. I suspect it may (ge) have the
same requirements as marble - which is another way you could try
tracking down you requirements (it's also a very sweet application -
sort of FOSS googleearth).
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