Google Earth stuck in graphics emulation
spmirowski at shaw.ca
Sat Mar 10 18:02:40 UTC 2007
> From: "Dotan Cohen" <dotancohen at gmail.com>
> I've got a Dell Inspiron 6400/ E1505 laptop with the ATI x1400
> graphicsw card with 256 MB or video RAM (2 GB system RAM). However,
> when I try to run Google Earth, I get this:
> "You are currently runnin Google Earth in 'OpenGL' with software emulation."
> Apparently, Google Earth cannot use my graphics hardware. All the
> details on the Google Earth website pertain to Windows only. Does
> anybody have any experience configuring Google Earth on Fedora?
> Thanks in advance.
> Dotan Cohen
You will need to install the ATi binary drivers. The open source
drivers can't run Google Earth with hardware acceleration. Official
ATi/AMD drivers will give you much better performance.
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