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4/20/11
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cdysthe

Fonts looks bad, almost unreadable, running Google Earth 6 on Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 2

i'm running Google Earth 6 on Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 2 x64. It installs and runs fine, but the fonts look very bad, almost unreadable. What could the problem be?
 
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PetraH
4/21/11
PetraH
Same problem, using Ubuntu 11.04 beta2 32 bit version, same font
Tried to set with qtconfig the fonts, but keep the same result.
4/22/11
Original Poster
cdysthe
I tried qtconfig as well. No go. Oh well, we'll have to wait until enough people have the problem and hope for a fix.
Google user
4/22/11
Google user
Same issue here. GE 6 on Ubuntu 11.04 beta 2.
rmtk313
4/22/11
rmtk313
It is a long-standing problem of the Qt library Google Earth uses. If your language is not English, you cannot see any character at all.
We need to replace the Qt libraries as well as some other files to prevent segfault:

1. "Good" Qt libraries from Debain Sqeeze (version 4.6.3), including libQtCore.so.4, libQtGui.so.4, libQtNetwork.so.4, libQtWebKit.so.4, libphonon.so.4
2. Plugins folder containing libqgif.so and libqjpeg.so from Google Earth 5.2
3. libfreeimage.so.3 from Ubuntu Maverick (version 3.13.1)

Paste all the files above into the Google Earth folder to replace the existing ones, then add a line "export LD_PRELOAD=libfreeimage.so.3" before the line "exec "./googleearth-bin" "$@"" in file googleearth.
Now you may get a clear and elegant interface. 

It took me more than 5 hours to find the solution. I hope it helps.
rmtk313
4/22/11
rmtk313
I have all the files packed.
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dmig
10/18/12
dmig
Last version, which can be fixed is 6.1!

Version 6.2 uses modified Qt, which is incompatible with system libraries. Forcing it to use system Qt libs will end up with symbol lookup error: ./libmoduleframework.so: undefined symbol: _Z34QBasicAtomicInt_fetchAndAddOrderedPVii

So, search the web for google earth 6.1.0.5001 package -- this one is latest for this moment.

Also, I'd recommend adding line export LC_NUMERIC=C after export LD_PRELOAD=libfreeimage.so.3, that will prevent KML files corruption on some locales.
 
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