Last week I stumbled onto your blog about installing GE under wine, at http://fitzcarraldoblog.wordpress.com/2 ... h-in-wine/
As I stated in your blog, I had complete success, although since then I have found one downside, being that the Search functionality for place names does not work.
Eg, type in say "London", and you get no results. It will only accept latitude and longitude. One other thing, it does not like being left idle for any real length of time.
Otherwise, it is working better than any native Linux version I ever used. The fact I am using an Nvidia card is not a problem.
Also, I had to add the following line to my /etc/hosts file:
As lately I have had GE unable to locate the Google server as kh.google.com is a dead link.
Initially I thought the GE installation under wine failed, as I got the message that GE could not find the google server. Once I added this line to my /etc/hosts file, it worked.
Thanks for your suggestion, as I use GE extensively in my research.