Google Earth on Linux Mint 18.3
Out of curiosity I downloaded Linux Mint 18.3 (Beta) today and installed it in a virtual machine.
Again, curiosity got the better of me and I installed Google Earth using just Software Manager.
Naturally I expected the same old problems with Panoramio images, but no – it worked “out of the box”! No more special scripts to load libraries or anything like that. It’s fully functional.
Wonders will never cease?
Wonders did cease.
When I did the full install (as distinct from using a virtual machine) GE failed again. It locked on the initial screen showing the top bar, the menu and little else.
I eventually found the culprit –
Using Synaptic, remove the file xserver-xorg-video-intel
GE now works fully and properly.
Yes,removing xserver-xorg-video-intel does the trick !
Finally my problem is solved. Very Thanks my friend!!!!
I installed on a friend’s machine and had the freeze at the splash screen problem. I tried to follow your instructions but synaptic didn’t find xserver-xorg-video-intel on the computer. Any other suggestions?
Sorry, but I can’t help there. The stuff that appears here is a fix I have discovered (usually after a ton of searching and experimenting) to solve problems on my own setup. Usually they will work for anyone using Linux Mint (64 bit) but the above is more machine specific.
I had this problem but found this page and installed an older version
Nice job. Thank you very much!
The downgrade to the older version did the trick – Thanks!!! I had tried to find an older version that was “Linux” but could only find Windows or Mac.
Yes, my problem with version 18.104.22.16832 (64-bit) in Mint 18.2 beyond the menus that the main earth display being restricted to tiny window in the top left-hand corner. The xserver-xorg-video-intel fix did not work for me.
The only other fix being to revert to older version 22.214.171.12436 (64-bit) which displays in full.
worked for me too! I must admit I was a little apprehensive on the first reboot
Having installed this, the problem with using an older version is that the Update Manager wants to update to the newer version. Aside from un-ticking the update box, how does one continue to automatically inhibit the update until a later time, ie. when Mint 19.0 becomes available?
I have never tried it before, but the Update Manager has a blacklist – Update Manger -> Edit -> Preferences, and hit the Blacklist tab. Try entering “google-earth-stable” and by my understanding it will then ignore GE updates.
Thank you Richard. This works. Your blog has really been helpful.
Roll on 19.0…
Yes. It worked ok easily after removing the ‘xserver-xorg-video-intel’ file with Synaptic.
Thaank you! 🙂
I was searching for something, trying to solve my problem with GE and i just had see a guy that talks about your site, where i found this wonderful trick!
I tried it and it works for me:
So, it works on 32bit systems to!…