The "coordinates bug" has come back for non US/EN users (GE displays the wrong location).
Finally I ran into the solution of this infamous GE 7 coordinates bug (Ge displaying a wrong location
when having typed a search query, i.e. New York being at sea).
To solve the coordinates bug:
edit (as root) the script /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth
above the line LD_LIBRARY_PATH=.:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./googleearth-bin "$@" add
Got this from productforums.google.com
Works like a charm