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Re: Google earth doesn't display anything on my Debian Wheezy amd64

On Mon, 15 Aug 2011 02:39:53 +1000
Scott Ferguson <prettyfly.productions@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello Scott,

> Mesa-utils is not needed - they just allow you to test and check your 
> OpenGL settings - and if you don't have the basic mesa packages 
> installed, they'll pull them in.

Yes, so  understand having re-read your previous post.  However, even
installing the packages that mesa-utils would have pulled in didn't help
me out as was implied by your post.  Unless I mis-read it, of course.

> There's three way to install Nvidia:-
> 1. download and build their drivers, which I recommend only for the 
> legacy cards (which I use because I have a large quantity of GeForce2 
> MX200s)
> 2. use the Debian non-free drivers - which you've used, they require
> the nvidia-glx-ia32 packages

Maybe, but those -ia32 packages, as Patrick points out, aren't
dependencies, so don't get installed automatically.  Even if they're
"recommends" (I didn't check, so don't know) they won't get installed
here, as I have that option turned off.

> 3. the nouveau drivers which some people speak highly of

I always thought that, due to limited functionality of the nouveau
drivers, using googleearth with them could be a painfully slow

Anyhow, thanks to the help of both yourself and Patrick, my ge install
is now handled within package manager land, rather than being (yet
another) custom installation.

 Regards  _
         / )           "The blindingly obvious is
        / _)rad        never immediately apparent"
I hope I live to relive the days gone by
Old Before I Die - Robbie Williams

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