Monday, July 6, 2009

Segmentation Fault in Google Earth

After installing google earth, i have this error in the console:
Segmentation fault

and in syslog, i find this error:
Jul 6 16:52:48 garu-laptop kernel: [60493.971012] googleearth-bin[25482]: segfault at ceb30e34 ip 00000000f5f0fce6 sp 00000000ff807a68 error 6 in[f5eaa000+8d000]
And from this site, i found the answer.

In the terminal, go to the directory where you installed your google earth. In my case i went to /home/garu/google-earth
cd /home/garu/google-earth
then, create a symlink to while you're in the directory where you installed google-earth, type the following
ln -s /usr/lib32/
Try google earth now, and all should be fine.


  1. Wow! I have been trying to make it run for one hour, and this simple command solves my issue. Thanks a lot!

  2. Worked for me! Thanks :)

    (running 64-bit Ubuntu 9.10)

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