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From: Jorge Almeida <jalmeida@××××××××××××.pt>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Google Earth
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 19:16:28
1 I tried Google Earth, liked it, tried again, and, sure enough, it froze
2 my computer. By "froze" I mean no Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill the
3 X-server, no Ctrl-Alt-F?, no Ctrl-Alt-Del to reboot. I had to reboot by
4 pressing the button in the box. (The bottom of the window said
5 "Streaming 21%", forever.)
7 Now, I know googleearth-4_beta is, well, beta. I'm not asking for help
8 with googleearth, since I assume nobody can give it (Google probably
9 uses Linux, but prefers to cater to Windows). What I find very
10 un-linux-like is that a faulty program can leave me with no alternative
11 but rebooting. I wasn't running the thing as root, of course. Can somebody
12 guess what happened? And is there some way to avoid it happening again,
13 short of not using googleearth? (Some way to limit the ressources the
14 program can grab?)
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17 Jorge Almeida
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Re: [gentoo-user] [OT] Google Earth Daniel Iliev <danny@××××××××.com>