I have the same problem as is described here but that question does not have an answer and its OP does not seem like they will ever answer the arisen questions.
sudo apt install on Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit.
~/.xinputrc did not change anything. When I log into a different account (account on my machine, that is – I do not think the commenter meant a different Google account (I did not log into any Google account)), I experience the exact same problem.
It is not like a glitch which occurs for a few seconds and then vanishes. Google Earth just is not usable because the map never shows up. It always shows the controls, part of the splash screen, and whatever was in the background when the application was launched.
ttf-mscorefonts-installer already was installed.
gdebi didn't resolve the problem either.
I have found the solution to the problem:
Find the currently installed Google Earth package
Uninstall the existing package:
Install the googleearth-package package:
Use the script to download the latest binary and create a .deb package:
An example of the message you should get after executing the above command:
Install the .deb package as mentioned in the description:
In case any dependecy problems arise (which did in my case), use
This will successfully install a compatible version of Google Earth for your system.
Here's how Google Earth now looks:
(As opposed to how it looked on my PC as shown in the question)
Note: This method worked for me, hope it works out for you as well :)