I saw on a couple sites that there were instructions for installing Google Earth 6.2, so I did it. The results were not good. Now, every place I view is broken into rectangles of somewhat different colors, making it very difficult to use.
It does this whether I zoom in or out, and no matter where on the planet I look.
If I could completely remove Google Earth and reinstall it, I could give it another try, but I don't know how to get it completely off my system. I even went into my home directory and found the .googleearth folder and deleted it and then tried reinstalling, but it's always the same story.
Has anyone seen something like this before, and/or have a way to fix it? Thanks!
I tried the instructions on WebUpd8, which basicaly were just that there was an update. I downloaded the 64-bit deb from the Google Earth site, and double-clicked it. It opened the Software Center and said it would conflict, so I figured I should uninstall the previous version. When I then tried to install the new version, it seemed to go well, until I opened it and saw how it looked. So I thought perhaps I had not completely removed the prior version.
I tried running
sudo apt-get purge google-earth* googleearth* and then removing everything from
/opt/google/earth/free, hoping to clear out any remnants that could interfere with a fresh install, but those haven't worked.
I then followed some older instructions from WebUpd8 for installing Google Earth 6.1 by building a an installable deb with Google-Earth-Package. I now have that older Google Earth working, but 6.2 is still on the computer, too, and is still looking really bad.
Output from recommended commands:
~$ sudo dpkg --list | grep earth [sudo] password for mdk: ii google-earth-stable 126.96.36.19905-r0 Explore, search and discover the planet ii googleearth 188.8.131.527+0.6.0-1 Google Earth, a 3D map/planet viewer ii googleearth-package 0.6.1 utility to automatically build a Debian package of Google Earth
Of course, that's after trying to get things working by reinstalling 6.0.3. It shows they're both still there.
~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall google-earth Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package google-earth