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Old 06-15-06, 04:43 PM   #13
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I have the same problem, and I can't decide if is a problem of 1) google earth 2) my distrubution [gentoo] 3) the nvidia drivers.

As you can see I have "holes" in the earth, and some of the squares are mixed up, i.e. at times Italy goes in the middle of the pacific ocean...

Here there is a screenshot. Thanks a lot for your support.
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Old 06-15-06, 04:56 PM   #14
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I'm quite shure that its a combo of the drivers and the cards. I got the tips of "google earth for linux" on another forum, and nobody there mentioned such a bug - i asked. And since nvidia has (with god reasons ) a quite good majority of market-share for linux desktops/workstations, i would guess many of them has nvidia boards. In fact, i just tested on my old computer (which has a GeForce 2 MX PCI board w. 32 MB vram) - and it works great.

Not only are squares malplaced - they are also malplaced across scales. For example egypt became a gigantic house...

On the malfunctioning computer i've got this card:
http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.asp?sku=...&view=detailed
(sory, the page is in norwegian, but the picture and the names/specs should be quite understandable)
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Old 06-15-06, 05:04 PM   #15
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There's nothing wrong with that picture...it's just Aaron P from nVidia putting his giant "A" logo for planetary domination :-)))
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Old 06-15-06, 05:17 PM   #16
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knefas, the corruption in your image is the same thing that I saw, and it should be resolved in the next released driver.

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Old 06-23-06, 10:01 AM   #17
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@netllama: thanks a lot!
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Old 06-23-06, 11:43 AM   #18
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So when can I get a good look at the planet I live on?
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Old 07-07-06, 01:20 AM   #19
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I have the same problem as others, which is a bit comical, since I changed from the nv driver to the nvidia driver solely in an attempt to improve the speed of Google Earth! With the nv driver, there was no corruption, but it worked terribly slowly. Now it doesn't matter how fast it works because of the corruption.

I see that netllama says "the corruption .... should be resolved in the next released driver". However, I'm using the latest legacy driver, 1.0-7182. Is there any prospect that there will be an updated legacy driver that'll fix the problem? If so, I'd be very happy.
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Old 07-07-06, 04:10 PM   #20
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If you have time to waste you might try running the windows version of googleearth under wine. It can be difficult to get running and the rewards aren't that great but it might work. There's a big chance that the corruption will be exactly the same, however.
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Old 07-08-06, 04:09 AM   #21
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This is really a VERY minor contribution, but I make it anyway, just in case it might help someone.

At the Google Earth site, I found a post by Lrae called "Google Earth 4: Release Notes Update". The date of the post was 22 June 2006. In it, a possible solution to the image corruption problem for Linux users was given: 'us[e] the menu Tools->Options... and set[ ] the "Detail Area" to 256.'

That solution didn't end the problem for me, but I did find that when I had the problem on opening, changing the display area ended it temporarily. Then, when it next arose, changing the display area back to its original ended that problem temporarily. It's obviously very fiddly to keep toggling the display area size, but at least I was able to see things doing it.
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Old 07-20-06, 11:47 AM   #22
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Not a real solution, but it works for me if I downgrade the display interface to 16bit ("thousands of colors" in the gnome setup).

GoogleEarth images lose quality, but it works.

I running the following:

Dell Inspiron 8100, GeForce2 Go
Kernel 2.6.17-1.2157_FC5,
NVIDIA Driver Version: 1.0-8762
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Old 07-20-06, 11:40 PM   #23
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Thanks for that information Edantes. It's fiddly doing that, but less irritating than what I was doing, and makes Google Earth more enjoyable.
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Old 07-31-06, 02:14 PM   #24
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Still problems with google earth. The "earth-tiles" are terribly mixed up!

Ubuntu 6.06
Asrock Mainboard 939NF4SATA2
GeForce 6100 onboard

Any driver update in sight?
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