Running uptodate Sid and google-earth-stable 126.96.36.1998-r0. I get political boundaries, roads, placenames, the weather but no imagery at all, just pure black. I see a bunch of these messages:
ERROR:nss_ocsp.cc(581)] No URLRequestContext for OCSP handler.
This strikes a bell with someone? The installation with multiarch was uneventful.
Google-earth-stable: No Imagery.