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Re: [SLUG] Running Google Earth in Ubuntu
- To: David P <davidrox@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Running Google Earth in Ubuntu
- From: Dave Airlie <airlied@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 06:05:59 +0100 (IST)
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
Google Earth probably needs to have direct rendering and 3D
capability, because it uses OpenGL to draw the textures and such. The
open source "ati" driver likely won't give you direct rendering on a
9200 card, and you'll need to install the proprietary "fglrx" drivers
from ATI to get 3D support. There's a good howto on the Ubuntu wiki:
That documents how to install it from the repos or how to do it
manually. It doesn't have a guide specifically for Feisty, but it
should be a similar procedure.
fglrx won't give you direct rendering on 9200 whatsoever.. they stopped
supporting that card a long time ago..
the open source driver should support that card in feisty fine..
glxinfo should give direct rendering... does glxgears run?
Does the system lockup completely? do you have any fancy AGP options
enabled in the logs..? does adding Option "CardType" "PCI" to the
driver section in xorg.conf make any difference?
David Airlie, Software Engineer
http://www.skynet.ie/~airlied / airlied at skynet.ie
Linux kernel - DRI, VAX / pam_smb / ILUG