googleearth 5.0 does not start (Segmentation fault)

Bug #370869 reported by huiii on 2009-05-02
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googleearth-package (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: googleearth-package

GoogleEarth 5.0 does not start.
launching it from terminal it gives one error-message:
Segmentation fault.
direct rendering is working fine on system.
switching of kwin-effects and compositing did not help.
launching googleearth from fluxbox gives same result.

Running Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty,
Nvidia prop. drivers 180.5X

$ glxinfo |grep direct
direct rendering: Yes
    GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test, GL_EXT_direct_state_access,

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 9.04

I will gladly provide more info if needed,

Zyx (kainz-lau-net) wrote :

Having the same Problem here with googleearth-Package from Medibuntu as well as with the original binary from google .

After starting I got the following line in syslog:
May 9 19:36:32 nb-linux kernel: [ 1868.685261] googleearth-bin[8996]: segfault at 8e297cfa ip 00000000f5fadce6 sp 00000000ffbe90a8 error 6 in[f5f48000+8d000]


Workaround I found for the binary from google: Create a link within the google-earth directory to and everythings seems fine, ala

cd /opt/google-earth
ln -s /usr/lib32/

huiii (a00ps) wrote :

Thanks Zyx,

Did your workaround and it works:
cd /opt/google-earth
ln -s /usr/lib32/

running original google-earth-bin package.

Daniel Milde (daniel-milde) wrote :

In Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty it looks like this:

Google Earth has caught signal 11.

Stacktrace from glibc:
  /usr/lib/googleearth/googleearth-bin [0x806c3a3]
  /usr/lib/googleearth/googleearth-bin [0x806c916]

This finally helped me (GE was in /usr/lib/googleearth):

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/

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