Google Earth

Posted by: MacBozo

Google Earth - 04/15/13 06:25 AM

Broken?

Version: 7.0.3.8542
OS 10.7.5

I get no imagery and switching to Google Maps causes it to crash and burn.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Google Earth - 04/15/13 09:00 AM

Reboot?

Try tossing your Google Earth cache folder in home/Library/Caches and/or the com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus.plist in Preferences.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Google Earth - 04/15/13 06:02 PM

No luck. Should I delete all Google Earth related stuff and start from scratch?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Google Earth - 04/15/13 07:08 PM

Dumped everything I could find that was Google Earth related and reinstalled. Still no imagery loading. This is all I get:

Posted by: Jim_

Re: Google Earth - 04/15/13 07:31 PM

Different user?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Google Earth - 04/15/13 07:47 PM

Might be a bug. Found this. Not your OS version, but same problem in the last week. Do you still have the older installer in Time Machine or something?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Google Earth - 04/15/13 07:47 PM

Can't check right now. Wife has gone to sleep. I'll check in the AM.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Google Earth - 04/15/13 07:51 PM

Thanks! So, it might be a problem with the current version. If I go back to the "older" version, I should turn off Google updates then.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Google Earth - 04/16/13 05:30 AM

Changed user; same issue.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Google Earth - 04/17/13 07:51 AM

This has to be a Google issue since the same thing happens on my wife's computer running 10.6.8.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Google Earth - 04/17/13 08:23 AM

The latest works on my machines. One is 10.6.8 MacBook Pro, one is 10.8.3, mini. Are you using the same installer on both or did you d/l them separate?

Odd that you have the same problem on two machines.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Google Earth - 04/17/13 08:38 AM

On the Google Earth Forums, there are several posts about this problem. I dl'd 6.2 and installed that and all is well. It is, apparently, something that Google has broken which may be related to the GMA950 graphics chip since both of my Minis have that chip.

For anyone else having this problem, here is the download page for older Earth versions:

Direct Download Links
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Google Earth - 04/17/13 03:51 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
It is, apparently, something that Google has broken which may be related to the GMA950 graphics chip since both of my Minis have that chip.

For anyone else having this problem, here is the download page for older Earth versions:

Direct Download Links
You are correct, it is related to the GMA950. I was in front of a mini today with that chip and tried, same results as you had.

BTW the link I posted for you above had the 6.2 d/l link also. I wouldn't leave my friends here flappin' in the breeze. grin
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Google Earth - 04/17/13 05:11 PM

Thanks for that, too. I got the link via the Google Community forums.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Google Earth - 04/17/13 05:50 PM

The plot thickens:

Google Earth 6 places the Google Earth Web Plug-in in root/Library/Internet Plug-ins.

GE 7 places it in User/Library/Internet Plug-ins.

Looking at my Console System Log, GE 7 is having trouble determining which plug-in to use.

Even more interesting: Seems to be a call JAVA applet error which the JAVA Security update may have closed that down.

System Log output for GE 7 launch:

Quote:
Apr 17 20:38:21 mail198 [0x0-0x184184].com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus[5778]: Intrinsic Alchemy v3.5 Beta-1219 (Static/Production)
Apr 17 20:38:21 mail198 [0x0-0x184184].com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus[5778]: Built by keyhole-build on Wed Dec 19 00:00:00 2012
Apr 17 20:38:23 mail198 Google Earth[5778]: invalid drawable
Apr 17 20:38:26: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
Apr 17 20:38:26 mail198 Google Earth[5778]: Cannot find executable for CFBundle 0xd51ce80 </Applications/Google Earth.app/Contents/PlugIns/imageformats> (not loaded)
Apr 17 20:38:26 mail198 Google Earth[5778]: Cannot recognize type of executable for CFBundle 0xd513b30 </Library/Internet Plug-Ins/MRJPluginCarbon.plugin> (not loaded)
Apr 17 20:38:27 mail198 Google Earth[5778]: Error loading /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/MacOS/JavaAppletPlugin: dlopen(/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/MacOS/JavaAppletPlugin, 265): no suitable image found. Did find:
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/MacOS/JavaAppletPlugin: mach-o, but wrong architecture
Apr 17 20:38:28 mail198 Google Earth[5778]: Error loading /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin/Contents/MacOS/AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: dlopen(/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin/Contents/MacOS/AdobePDFViewerNPAPI, 262): no suitable image found. Did find:
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin/Contents/MacOS/AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: mach-o, but wrong architecture
Apr 17 20:38:28 mail198 Google Earth[5778]: Cannot recognize type of executable for CFBundle 0x11c57e50 </Library/Internet Plug-Ins/DRM Plugin.bundle> (not loaded)
Apr 17 20:38:28 mail198 [0x0-0x184184].com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus[5778]: NP_Init called
Apr 17 20:38:28 mail198 Google Earth[5778]: Error loading /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Scorch.plugin/Contents/MacOS/Scorch: dlopen(/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Scorch.plugin/Contents/MacOS/Scorch, 262): no suitable image found. Did find:
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Scorch.plugin/Contents/MacOS/Scorch: mach-o, but wrong architecture
Apr 17 20:38:28 mail198 [0x0-0x184184].com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus[5778]: objc[5778]: Class GoogleEarthPluginBundleDummyType is implemented in both /Applications/Google Earth.app/Contents/MacOS/../Frameworks/libnpgeinprocessplugin.dylib and /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Google Earth Web Plug-in.plugin/Contents/MacOS/libnpgeplugin.dylib. One of the two will be used. Which one is undefined.
Apr 17 20:38:28 mail198 [0x0-0x184184].com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus[5778]: NP_Init called
Apr 17 20:38:48 mail198 [0x0-0x184184].com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus[5778]: -- GetMIMETypeList() called

Launching GE 6 to see what that generates....

Looks the same to me:
Quote:
Apr 17 20:45:03 mail198 [0x0-0x188188].com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus[5795]: Intrinsic Alchemy v3.5 Beta-0404 (Static/Release)
Apr 17 20:45:03 mail198 [0x0-0x188188].com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus[5795]: Built by keyhole-build on Wed Apr 4 00:00:00 2012
Apr 17 20:45:03 mail198 [0x0-0x188188].com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus[5795]: INFO: Using OpenGL Context.
Apr 17 20:45:06 mail198 [0x0-0x188188].com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus[5795]: Qt: QCursor: Cannot create bitmap cursor; invalid bitmap(s)
Apr 17 20:45:09: --- last message repeated 7 times ---
Apr 17 20:45:09 mail198 [0x0-0x188188].com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus[5795]: NP_Init called
Apr 17 20:45:10 mail198 Google Earth[5795]: Error loading /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/MacOS/JavaAppletPlugin: dlopen(/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/MacOS/JavaAppletPlugin, 265): no suitable image found. Did find:
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/MacOS/JavaAppletPlugin: mach-o, but wrong architecture
Apr 17 20:45:10 mail198 Google Earth[5795]: Error loading /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Scorch.plugin/Contents/MacOS/Scorch: dlopen(/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Scorch.plugin/Contents/MacOS/Scorch, 262): no suitable image found. Did find:
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Scorch.plugin/Contents/MacOS/Scorch: mach-o, but wrong architecture
Apr 17 20:45:10 mail198 Google Earth[5795]: Cannot recognize type of executable for CFBundle 0x1f0f3d70 </Library/Internet Plug-Ins/DRM Plugin.bundle> (not loaded)
Apr 17 20:45:10 mail198 Google Earth[5795]: Cannot recognize type of executable for CFBundle 0x1f0f4390 </Library/Internet Plug-Ins/MRJPluginCarbon.plugin> (not loaded)
Apr 17 20:45:10 mail198 Google Earth[5795]: Error loading /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin/Contents/MacOS/AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: dlopen(/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin/Contents/MacOS/AdobePDFViewerNPAPI, 262): no suitable image found. Did find:
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin/Contents/MacOS/AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: mach-o, but wrong architecture
Apr 17 20:45:11 mail198 [0x0-0x188188].com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus[5795]: objc[5795]: Class GoogleEarthPluginBundleDummyType is implemented in both /Applications/Google Earth 2.app/Contents/MacOS/libnpgeinprocessplugin.dylib and /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Google Earth Web Plug-in.plugin/Contents/MacOS/libnpgeplugin.dylib. One of the two will be used. Which one is undefined.
Apr 17 20:45:11 mail198 [0x0-0x188188].com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus[5795]: NP_Init called
Apr 17 20:47:01 mail198 [0x0-0x188188].com.Google.GoogleEarthPlus[5795]: -- GetMIMETypeList() called


Still, GE 6 launches with graphics/imagery and GE 7 does not.