Kudos to Google for actually being forward thinking enough to release client software for linux. One problem.... I guess my Thinkpad is a little underpowered for this app. It is way too SLOW! Painful and annoying to use. (Plus the fonts are ugly!) I guess I'm back to google maps.

Too bad there isn't any support or community help. (Yes I have accelerated openGL with my Intel 915 card, is QT part of the same rendering thread? Because even QT refreshes slowly...)

Here's my output at startup:

\$ googleearth
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x23
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x25
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x27
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x29
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2b
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2d
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2f
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x31
do_wait: drmWaitVBlank returned -1, IRQs don't seem to be working correctly.
Try running with LIBGL_THROTTLE_REFRESH and LIBL_SYNC_REFRESH unset.


update With the help of the Thinkpad Linux mailing list I got the following suggestion, which actually made the thing usable::

export LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=true


Now just have to get the fonts working....