After quite some bad experiences with Ubuntu we are switching back to Debian.
Unfortunately Debian has not yet adapted GoogleEarth in it's side repositories (non-free, multimedia) and Google seems to have abandoned GoogleEarth developement in favour of the browser plugin that follows their everything-in-the-browser policy.
So, with the raw binary installer from Google, this positioning bug still occurs under Linux.
My current strategy is to use ...
... right under the ...
... line in
$(which googleearth), i.e. usually
Some of ny old kml bookmarks still get mispositioned, but at least search results and new bookmarks are displayed correctly.
From: IBCL BLog.
Originally posted: 2010-09-23