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Google Earth

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: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory, just make sure to install the following libraries.

Wheezy or newer

  1. First, add the i386 architecture:
    # dpkg --add-architecture i386
  2. Second, run an update:
    # apt-get update
  3. 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 :)

archive/google_earth.txt · Last modified: 2023-06-12 16:50 by jens