How to solve blank Panoramio photo problem in google earth on ubuntu

My OS is Ubuntu Linux 15.10 , 64 bit and the installed google earth version is
Problem:- google earth does not show Panoramio photos
Note:- This method is valid only for Ubuntu 64 bit and google earth 64 bit.

sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 lsb-core


Download 64 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)  from GE official web site and install
Solution(given by Mr.Amirpli):- open the terminal and#sudo apt-get install libfreeimage3
#cd /opt/google/earth/free
#sudo wget
# sudo tar xvf ge7.1.1.1580-0.x86_64-new-qt-libs-debian7-ubuntu12.tar.xz

Now you will be able to see Panoramio photos
This method can be used for ubuntu 14.04/13.10/13.04/12.04If you can’t download ge7.1.1.1580-0.x86_64-new-qt-libs-debian7-ubuntu12.tar.xz file from the above googledrive site please PRESS HEREOriginally by:


All Credit Should Go To Amirpli who has given this solution

Thank you amirpli


How to Install

Google Earth on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

Please refer following link  Here


108 thoughts on “How to solve blank Panoramio photo problem in google earth on ubuntu

  1. Here is what I get in my console after following the directions:
    xz: (stdin): File format not recognized
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    I’ve checked xz-utils and it is already installed and updated. I also did a fresh install of Google earth according to the instructions here. Do you have any ideas what else I can do?

    • Hi Michael
      May be some thing wrong with the Archive manager.Reinstall the Archive manager . Download the tar.xz file to some other folder then extract and copy the extracted files in to /opt/google/earth/free folder.

  2. Update!
    I got it to work by saving the tarball file in my downloads folder, rather than directly into google/earth/free.
    Don’t know what difference that made but I’m glad it’s working.

  3. I’m using version on 64bit Lubuntu 14.04 and had this white window issue. Following the instructions here got the images to appear but a new issue has developed. The normal Google Earth shows blotches of pixellation, patches of incorrect colour, when zoomed in. This was not originally present.

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