Google Earth

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Jan 14 01:56:40 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-01-12 at 13:53 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 12 January 2008, David Boles wrote:
> >Antonio M wrote:
> >| 2008/1/12, Ed Greshko <Ed.Greshko at>:
> >|
> >| Please note that I am running F9, but I agree with Ed: I had prelink
> >| running and Ge was fine, then I upgraded Xserver and GE crashed my
> >| system logging out the user.
> >| I don't know how and what to debug (note that I am not a software expert)
> >| .
> >|
> >| Where is GoogleEarth installed in Fedora???
> >
> >Google Earth is a Windows program that runs in WINE. I have not used it in
> >quite a while but it used to come already configured with its own, specially
> >configured, version of WINE. And it was not FOSS. It also took a 3D video
> >driver which you had to provide.
> >
> If that's a wine managed program, it sure does one heck of a job of hiding 
> that fact here, cuz it runs great natively here if I use the nvidia driver, 
> nv of course will do all sorts of interesting things as other have already 
> reported.
> >So you have more to look at here. A kernel upgrade, which was 01/11/2008. A
> >WINE upgrade which was 01/12/2008. And, depending on what parts of Xorg you
> >have installed, the latest upgrade was 01/09/2008.

The only way nv will do any sort of 3D is to use mesa supplied libGL.
Doah... using software, when you have perfectly good hardware, seems
like a step backwards. By nv I'm talking about the teeny tiny itsy bitsy
nVidia driver that comes stock with Fedora. I use it for about 3 minutes
when I fresh install, and have my nVidia tarfile on the backup to
restore from the get go. I jus go to init 3, fire it up, and then crank
X back up. The speed gains are nothing to sneeze at. :) Ric

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..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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