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#1 aicram



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Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:33 AM

Dear All,

I just installed Bodhi yesterday and installed every Google Earth from repos I could. They either totally crash with no error message or freeze at startup and I cannot even kill it. The one I still have installed is the stable one from the repos. That one freezes at startup and I cannot do anything on my desktop. I have to shutdown my machine from the switch.

My machine info:

$ lspci -nn | grep VGA

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 [Radeon HD 4200] [1002:9710]

$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL

OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI R600 (RS880 9710) 20090101 x86/MMX+/3DNow!+/SSE2 TCL
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.9-devel
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
OpenGL extensions:

$ dpkg -l enlightenment

dpkg -l enlightenment
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
ii enlightenment 20110929-1 enlightenment

$ uname -r


I would love to get a nice working google earth.

Any help will be happily accepted.

Thanks sincerely,


A big thank you to everyone who contributes to Bodhi Linux

#2 aicram



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Posted 04 November 2011 - 01:35 AM

Update info:

I installed the google earth from the Appcenter.

It crashed when I started it in terminal:

drmRadeonCmdBuffer: -22. Kernel failed to parse or rejected command stream.

I hope this offers a clue to someone.

Thank you.


#3 Jeff


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 01:22 PM

Sounds like your card is lacking 3D support. For best 3D under Linux Intel or Nvidia is recommended.

You can try to install the closed source ATI drivers, but in general they are less than stellar in performance and setup.


#4 aicram



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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:32 PM

Thank you for your reply. I decided to add the kxstudio repositories from their site so I could get the realtime kernel that I was using in ubuntu studio. I added this kernel :2.6.33-29-realtime-pae. So far, I am very pleased with the result. My VGA compatible controller:
product: RS880 [Radeon HD 4200]
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 5

Now, my googleearth works perfectly. Also, I was having problems with setting up audio apps and jack. Now they seem to all be working. Evidently the newer realtime kernel did not agree with my system. Thank you for replying.

I really like Bodhi. I know once I am familiar with it I will love it.



#5 Charles@Bodhi


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 06:04 PM

This is not a fresh Bodhi install. You have a real-time kernel installed and I've never seen a release with that kernel. My guess is that it may cause your trouble.


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