I got the following error after executing Google Earth application on Ubunto 10.04 Lucid Lynx
Fatal error in __driConfigOptions line 1, column 0: unknown encoding.
Google Earth has caught signal 6.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but Google Earth has crashed.
This is a bug in the program, and should never happen under normal
circumstances. A bug report and debugging data have been written
to this text file:
Please include this file if you submit a bug report to Google.
This is how I fix the issue:
[*] Open terminal
sudo wget http://librarian.launchpad.net/7037027/libGL.so.1 -O libGL.so.1
You’ll see something like these:
ubuntu@ubuntu:/opt/google-earth$ sudo wget http://librarian.launchpad.net/7037027/libGL.so.1 -O libGL.so.1
--2010-08-06 08:43:39-- http://librarian.launchpad.net/7037027/libGL.so.1
Resolving librarian.launchpad.net... 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
Connecting to librarian.launchpad.net|188.8.131.52|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: https://launchpadlibrarian.net/7037027/libGL.so.1 [following]
--2010-08-06 08:43:42-- https://launchpadlibrarian.net/7037027/libGL.so.1
Resolving launchpadlibrarian.net... 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
Connecting to launchpadlibrarian.net|18.104.22.168|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 445328 (435K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `libGL.so.1'
100%[===============================================>] 445,328 10.2K/s in 39s
2010-08-06 08:44:32 (11.1 KB/s) - `libGL.so.1' saved [445328/445328]
[*] Done, execute Google Earth to verify.
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