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Google earth - cache location, font size, etcetera
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glassparrot


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 02:52    Post subject:  Google earth - cache location, font size, etcetera  

Has anyone here had experience with google earth? I installed it today, and there are a couple concerns I have. One problem is that the menu font sizes are incredibly small. The other is that the cache seems to place itself at /root/.googleearth. That can fill up a puppy .2fs file really quickly.

Mu seems to have discovered a way to modify some of these settings. But his dot pup file doesn't seem to work for me.
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MU


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 06:31    Post subject:  

I have no solution for the font at moment, as google earth now works differently than the version from 2006.
Googling gave me no result yet.

Concerning cache:
if you have a Linux partition with enough space, like /mnt/sda1:

Exit Google Earth, then run these commands:
Code:
rm -rf /root/.googleearth/Cache
rm -rf /root/.googleearth/Temp

mkdir /mnt/sda1/Cache
mkdir /mnt/sda1/Temp

ln -s /mnt/sda1/Cache /root/.googleearth/Cache
ln -s /mnt/sda1/Temp /root/.googleearth/Temp


So you delete the 2 folders that use much space, then create corresponding ones on the harddrive, and finally create symlinks, so that these folders are used instead.
In the options of Google earth, you also can set values for the size of the cache.

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 06:41    Post subject:  

ok, for the font:
edit the file:
/root/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf

In the section
[Render]
add these lines:

Code:
GuiFontFamily=Arial
GuiFontSize=12
GuiFontStyle=0
GuiFontWeight=50


found here:
http://groups.google.com/group/earth-linux/browse_thread/thread/a219f4560bf93af3
There more options are mentioned.

Puppy does not have a "arial" font, but I think it is substituted with a sans serif font.
Here in Ultrapup it looks good now.
If it still looks bad for you, please attach a screenshot of the menu.

Mark
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 18:25    Post subject:  

You're a saint, Mark. Wow. I can't get over how wonderfully helpful you have been to me on this forum. I can't thank you enough for helping me get the nvidia drivers installed on my machine. By the way, I have just installed a brand new graphics card, and I can provide anyone who wants it with the nvidia.ko file for the nvidia driver version 180.22, if anyone wants to work on that.

Yes, Google Earth is much nicer with those two modifications. I notice there is a "CachePath" entry in that config file, but it doesn't seem to do anything - probably some vestigal thing. Coming from a microsoft world, the concept of linking in order to redirect program calls is a very new one to me.

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wosifat

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 19:25    Post subject:  

So where do you download Google Earth?
UDDATE: Wait, nevermind, I see the thread now.
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MU


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 19:36    Post subject:  

http://earth.google.com/intl/en/

Or try this sfs:
http://puppyisos.org/isos/2008-07-to-12/Puppy-4-K2.6.27.5/iso-01/Addons-by-MU-02/addons-2/ (20 MB)

Password:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=28930

I just have created it in NewyearspupMU/Ultrapup, so I cannot say, if it runs in Puppy 4.1.
I also did not check it yet in a fresh setup, so I hope, I did not forget anything.
Let me know how it works, please.
You should use a Puppy with hardware accelleration, or install with Petget Xorg-dri or other pets, that enable glx (hardware acellerated OpenGL) for your graficscard (Ati catalyst, Nvidia drivers).

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Jan 2009, 00:31    Post subject:  

Quote:
NewyearspupMU/Ultrapup


Not sure where this is or if you are working on it?
Anyhow I tried your GoogleEarth SFS
Does it overcome the cache problems that Glassparrot mentioned - I noticed this too and became afraid of using GoogleEarth as I had to up my personal storage file and could not find the cache files to delete them . . .

As I am in 4.12 I had to rename the end bit of the SFS from 4.11 to 4.12
Had to ensure I was set up with 3GL etc (what is Mesa incidentally)
Then Menu / System / Bootmanager to add the SFS
and rebooted and the GoogleEarth icon appeared under Network
(I think I would have put it under multimedia or maybe graphic)
Network? Confused

Anyway thanks Mark Wink
Works OK Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Jan 2009, 00:57    Post subject:  

[quote="Lobster"]
Quote:
Does it overcome the cache problems that Glassparrot mentioned - I noticed this too and became afraid of using GoogleEarth as I had to up my personal storage file and could not find the cache files to delete them . . .


No, you had to apply those changes yourself.
If the do not exist yet, just create them.
Or run Google Earth once, so they will be created.

For such a popular program it might be worth to write a small wizard, that offers to choose a drive for those files.

But I was too busy, and now I am too tired, I'm sorry...

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Newyearspup:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=36592
wow has put a link to it in the first message.

It is Ultrapup with patches and the most interesting extensions in a 200 MB iso.

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Jan 2009, 01:19    Post subject:  

Just a note to wosifat:

Me, I simply downloaded google earth at http://earth.google.com. The website seems to auto-detect the fact that I'm using Linux... and so it gives me the right version.

Mark is right when he says that it might be easiest to use google earth with a special puplet which comes preinstalled with advanced graphic capability, including appropriate graphics card drivers. Of course, you can install these things yourself... but it can be pretty hit and miss unless you know all the right moves to get the advanced graphics working properly on your machine. Installing video drivers on Puppy is kind of like a doctor doing surgery. You don't do it without some technical training. If you do start experimenting, I would of course recommend (assuming you have a frugal installation) that you keep an archived copy of your 2fs file (copied and restored from within another os), which you know you can use to restore your computer if need be.

If you have an nvidia graphics card, you might find it informative to read my discussion with Mark, where he led me by the hand through the process of manually installing my nvidia video drivers.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Tue 13 Jan 2009, 09:51    Post subject:  

Still no support for older ati 3d cards...eg 128 rage and latest version (4.3) now needs pentium 4 or other sse2 enabled cpu....
hmm I'll dump my machine in the skip then...lol

regards

mike
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Dromeno

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 12:55    Post subject: GoogleEarth sfs crashes in Pup 4.2.1 (AsusEEE 900)
Subject description: Help + GoogleEarth5 sfs desired!
 

I have downloaded Mu's GoogleEarth-4.3_411.sfs, renamed it to -421.sfs ant tried to start it in Puppy 4.2.1

First it complained that my screen resolution was too low. But that is not the case, Xorg reports 1280x1024 which should be enough.

The GoogleEarth splash screen then popped up, but immediately the app cashed. Then gave the following crashlog. Can anybody inform me what the next step should be?

It would even be better if there was an sfs of the new GoogleEarth 5.

here is the crashlog

CRASHLOGVER 1
CRASHLOGID 0x21B40B61
APPVERMAJOR 4
APPVERMINOR 3
APPVERBUILD 7284
APPBUILDDATE Jul 8 2008
APPBUILDTIME 18:49:53
OSTYPE 11
OSVERMAJOR 2
OSVERMINOR 6
OSVERBUILD 25
OSVERPATCH 16
PID 27555
CRASHSIGNAL 11
CRASHTIME 1252232724
PROGRAMUPTIME 18

STACK 0x804f403
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STACK 0xffffe400
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DSO googleearth-bin/0x8048000/45848
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 16:04    Post subject: GE5  

I am no technician though.

Discovered the other day that Lighthouse Pup delivers GE 5, however cannot be run in Puppy.

See last post at Puppy Light House pup.

Je zou me nog vertellen waar je woont.
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 16:25    Post subject: bug caused by conflicting screen settings?
Subject description: how to solve that?
 

I don't know if this is the right thread for this but Xorg may report 1280x1024 but when I check in Hardinfo, the summary reads 1024x600 pixels!?

So GoogleEarth may be right.

and I am puzzled...
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