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NateBourgoinJun 19, 2008 7:57 am 
DRCJul 2, 2008 5:51 pm 
Subject:Re: Google Earth with VirtualGL
From:DRC ()
Date:Jul 2, 2008 5:51:24 pm

Hi, Nate. The most likely cause of this is that (for whatever reason) googleearth-bin is setuid root. As root, execute

chmod u-s {path_to}/googleearth-bin

and the problem should (hopefully) go away.

On Jun 19, 9:57 am, NateBourgoin wrote:

I am having problems using GoogleEarth with VirtualGL.

I can run Google Earth on the computer on its local display. I can prove VirtualGl works by running glxgears on the remote display.

I am running 64 bit Ubuntu 8.04 on a computer with the following specifications:

-ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard -ASUS EN9600GT TOP/HTDI/512M GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 -mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) -AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HD985ZXAGHBOX

The error I am getting in a terminal is:

Error: object '' from LS_PRELOAD connaot be preloaded: ignored.

Google Earth complains that it cannot find my graphics card and will crash (4.3) Google Earth (4.2) will complain, draw the 2d windows but not the opengl frame.

I tried to vglrun -dl googleearth in order to trick it into using the virtualgl stuff, but it just causes an additional Preload error of the