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If you just created a fresh package of Google Earth using
make-googleearth-package from googleearth-package on your Debian AMD64 installation, have an Nvidia card and experience either a black screen or the error message
/usr/lib/googleearth/googleearth-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory, just make sure to install the following libraries.
Wheezy or newer
- First, add the i386 architecture:
# dpkg --add-architecture i386
- Second, run an update:
# apt-get update
- Last, install these packages:
# apt-get install nvidia-vdpau-driver:i386 libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386
Just install these packages:
# apt-get install nvidia-glx-ia32 nvidia-vdpau-driver-ia32
And voilà – Google Earth works just fine as expected :)