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 ...
  export LC_NUMERIC=C
... right under the ...
  export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
... line in $(which googleearth), i.e. usually /usr/local/bin/googleearth.

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