I've asked this a long time ago and never got an answer, but that was a different version of Ubuntu on a different machine. Now I'm running 14.04 on a ThinkPad T60, and still have the issue: when I click on a Panoramio image icon in Google Earth (the latest version; all I get is a blank white box. Panoramic images (the red square icons) seem to work just fine, though. How can I solve this?

Thanks in advance.

  • A different Ubuntu version had the same problem? This sounds like an issue with the GEarth app and not Ubuntu itself. Oct 1, 2015 at 1:09
  • I never said that I thought it was a problem with Ubuntu. All I said was that it just happened on two Ubuntu installations.
    – Shady
    Oct 1, 2015 at 18:59
  • If you don't think it's an Ubuntu problem, why are you asking on AskUbuntu? Unix & Linux or Super User would be better options. Oct 1, 2015 at 19:11

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I'am lookin longer than a year for a solution of this problem. Now I found it and it works great :-)

Install the actual 64bit version of Google-Earth: https://www.google.com/earth/index.html

Follow the instruction on this site to solve the problem:


Notice that it only works for the 64 bit version of Google-Earth and begin in the terminal at:

Solution(given by Mr.Amirpli):......

Greetings Lars from Roermond/Netherlands

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