Missing planet textures in Gnome (Ubuntu)

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Missing planet textures in Gnome (Ubuntu)

Post #1by rfbeck » 18.05.2010, 07:37

I'm using the latest version of Celestia- the Gnome version in Ubuntu. When I visit a planet- Mars or the Moon for instance- I just see a mono colored disk without the surface textures. I''m using the latest NVIDIA drivers, and I downloaded Gnome Celestia from Ubuntu's "Software Center".
Thanks for any help with this.

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Re: Missing planet textures in Gnome (Ubuntu)

Post #2by selden » 18.05.2010, 13:34

I know nothing about the Ubuntu Celestia kit, but you can download any of Celestia's surface texture image files from the archive on SourceForge at
http://celestia.svn.sourceforge.net/vie ... /textures/
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Re: Missing planet textures in Gnome (Ubuntu)

Post #3by ajtribick » 18.05.2010, 17:12

This is a problem caused by the Ubuntu package maintainers. This is not the responsibility of the Celestia development team.

In short, installing Celestia from the Add Application box leaves you with an incomplete install: the remaining textures are in a separate package because of licensing issues. This is not indicated at all if you are installing Celestia from this dialog box. Personally I think it would make more sense to shift the whole application into the nonfree repositories rather than deliver a broken application to the users, but you will need to take that up with the Ubuntu package maintainers.

To get the remaining textures, make sure you have the nonfree repositories enabled, then open a console window and type the following:

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sudo apt-get install celestia-common-nonfree

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Re: Missing planet textures in Gnome (Ubuntu)

Post #4by rfbeck » 19.05.2010, 03:26

All righty. Thanks for the info. It's working properly now.
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Re: Missing planet textures in Gnome (Ubuntu)

Post #5by duds26 » 03.06.2010, 11:53

Celestia is technically not broken.
And about Ubuntu, the best solution for Celestia would be to have Linux packagers here.
That makes sure Celestia can be packaged the way developers want and keeping Celestia up to date.

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Re: Missing planet textures in Gnome (Ubuntu)

Post #6by John Van Vliet » 12.06.2011, 03:08

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