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

On 15/08/11 02:43, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Scott Ferguson
<prettyfly.productions@gmail.com>  wrote:
On 15/08/11 01:41, Brad Rogers wrote:

On Sun, 14 Aug 2011 22:20:03 +0800
H Xu<xusubsc@gmail.com>  �wrote:


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

They don't "require" them in the sense that they get automatically
installed; you have to select them separately for installation.


"They" are only used by method 2.
If you want hardware accelerated OpenGL they are "required" - though, not, as you've pointed out, in the dpkg sense. But if you don't mind chugging 2D, then, no, they're not required - GoogleEarth will still work, kind of...


nvidia-glx-ia32 only supports GeForce 6xxx+ series NVidia cards.

I know only what has been posted to the list - don't know which card or drivers have been used. The problem may well be the kernel - we'll know more when H Xu replies tonight.


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