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Re: Google Earth and nVidia [SOLVED]



On Thu, 2008-06-12 at 21:24 -0700, Les wrote:
> Just a guess here, but check where google earth is installed and in the
> temp directory to see if any files were created as root.  Temp or rc or
> init files being set to root will often keep user applications from
> starting in linux and unix systems (one more reason using root to run
> applications is not a good idea.)

Well, my ~/.conf/Google was owned by root.  Deleting it and
~/.googleearth solved the problem.

Thanks.

> 
> Regards,
> Les H
> On Thu, 2008-06-12 at 18:36 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > 
> > On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 17:52 -0700, Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> > > Your nvidia driver installation is broken.  If you're using Livna's
> > > RPMs, then talk to them.
> > 
> > OK so part of the problem was that I had files from the nVidia
> > installer
> > lying around from before there were Livna RPMs available for that
> > 169.04
> > version.  My card didn't work with any older versions, so I used the
> > install script when it came out, because I didn't have a fully
> > functional machine without those drivers.  That's an object lesson in
> > why it's not a good idea to mix the script installer and RPMs.  I
> > think
> > I have that cleaned up now (though it's hard to tell for sure without
> > a
> > manifest of all the files installed by the script).
> > 
> > But when I start the new googleearth as a normal user, I still don't
> > see
> > the globe or the controls.  It works fine if I start it as root.  The
> > SEtroublesooter doesn't complain, either.
> > 
> > Any idea what's up with that?
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > >
> > > On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 5:50 PM, Matthew Saltzman <mjs clemson edu>
> > wrote:
> > > > I just tried the latest GoogleEarth 4.3.7204.0836 (beta) with the
> > latest
> > > > kernel and nVidia drivers, and the result was:
> > > >
> > > >        $ googleearth
> > > >        Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has version
> > > >        173.14.05,
> > > >        but this NVIDIA driver component has version 169.04.
> > Please
> > > >        make
> > > >        sure that the kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
> > components
> > > >        have the same version.
> > > >        NVIDIA: Direct rendering failed; attempting indirect
> > rendering.
> > > >
> > > > And the screen opens, but no earth or controls show.
> > > >
> > > > Anybody have any idea what's up with that?  TIA.
> > > >
> > > >        $ rpm -q kernel
> > > >        kernel-2.6.24.7-92.fc8.x86_64
> > > >        kernel-2.6.25.4-10.fc8.x86_64
> > > >        $ rpm -qa \*nvidia\*
> > > >        xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-173.14.05-1.lvn8.x86_64
> > > >        kmod-nvidia-173.14.05-2.lvn8.x86_64
> > > >        kmod-nvidia-2.6.25.4-10.fc8-173.14.05-2.lvn8.x86_64
> > > >        xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173.14.05-1.lvn8.x86_64
> > > >        kmod-nvidia-2.6.24.7-92.fc8-173.14.05-1.lvn8.x86_64
> > > >
> > > > --
> > >
> > >
> > --
> >                 Matthew Saltzman
> > 
> > Clemson University Math Sciences
> > mjs AT clemson DOT edu
> > http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs
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