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  1. #321
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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Here is how I got it to work. Not much here is new but it does pull together some stuff from various other places...

    Note: If you've installed Google Earth already and are getting errors/crashes try to uninstall it. To do this, find the directory where it is installed. Open a terminal and try:

    Code:
    sudo find / -name google-earth -type d

    This may take a little while since it is going to search your entire drive partition (starting from / )looking for a directory (-type d) named google-earth. I use sudo here to avoid the onslaught of "Permission denied" messages that would result from trying to read directories for which I don't have permissions.

    If you do have Google Earth installed, this command will eventually spit out a path like, /home/yourUserName/google-earth, so cd into that directory.

    Now run:

    Code:
    ./uninstall
    That should clean up earlier installs.

    Now download the installer here -> (http://earth.google.com). Navigate to the directory containing the downloaded file (it should be called something like GoogleEarthLinux.bin, and run that script like this:

    Code:
    ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    This will launch a graphical installer that allows you to choose some things like where to install, etc. If you're not sure what this stuff is about, just use the defaults.

    When the installer completes, don't launch yet.

    By default, this script creates a directory in your home directory (called google-earth) where it installs the app. It also creates a link in your home directory (called googleearth) that you can use to launch.

    So, as posted many times above, go to the install directory and rename the following file:

    Code:
    mv libcrypto.so.0.9.8 bak_libcrypto.so.0.9.8
    This fix seems to work for lots of people, but when I tried it out:

    Code:
    ~/googleearth
    The app tries to start and then crashes and I get the following output in my terminal:

    Warning: Unable to create prefs directory '/home/myUserName/.googleearth'. File exists.
    Google Earth has caught signal 11.



    Another crash happened while handling crash!
    The warning about the existing file is normal, but obviously the crash isn't. The solution for me was to run as root:

    Code:
    sudo ~/googleearth
    which works fine.

    I haven't yet discovered why this works but I'll update if I figure it out.

  2. #322
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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Thanks a lot

  3. #323
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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by lastrite View Post
    The linux version of google earth has just been released so heres how to get it!

    1. Open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
    2. Type in the following:

    Code:
    wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    The rest of the install is self explanatory, have fun!
    NOT EXACTLY FOR ME....

    Could you please detail running a .bin file? Not a newbie, but am puzzled as to how to do this.

    TIA

    geoffree

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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by lastrite View Post
    The linux version of google earth has just been released so heres how to get it!

    1. Open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
    2. Type in the following:

    Code:
    wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    The rest of the install is self explanatory, have fun!
    I just tried this and got no where, what has changed ? Version 5 will not work for me, I was hoping to get 4.3 at least I will be grateful for any help.
    Thanks

  5. #325
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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by dsoria View Post
    i've this error:

    error code 29

    "not connected to server"
    "chek is your conection"

    mm.. my connection is god! i can see the web pages, no problem!

    help!
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Go...roubleshooting

    "Google Earth on Ubuntu x64

    If you get a "error 29", you may miss "lib32nss-mdns". Install this library like this:
    sudo aptitude install lib32nss-mdns
    You may also install other 32bit libraries. Note that google does not provide a 64 bit version of Google Earth. Thus installation on x64 system will take some extra efforts.
    "

    Answer to a post from a long time ago. I just found this answer in one place -- doesn't hurt to put it in another.
    P5W-DH, E6750, Patriot Viper 4x2GB 1066, Seasonic M12 500w
    Creative Audigy, EVGA GTX 460, HP 2509m
    Kubuntu 12.04 64-bit (KDE 4.8.1)

  6. #326
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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Thanks so much for the straight forward and precise, I might add, info to get me up to speed. Had to install Google with my new ubuntu network OS installations. Did what you said and all works well. Have not rebooted yet but reset my drivers for nvidea proprietary drivers , after reading the notes and pop up in google about slow performance etc etc.

  7. #327
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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by arch0njw View Post
    "Google Earth on Ubuntu x64

    If you get a "error 29", you may miss "lib32nss-mdns". Install this library like this:
    sudo aptitude install lib32nss-mdns

    Answer to a post from a long time ago. I just found this answer in one place -- doesn't hurt to put it in another.
    Thank you very much for this info, just saved my day.

    For a bit more of speed (no card drive installed) I disable atmosphere effects.

    Cheers,

    f.
    Ubuntu user 27.973 : Linux user 492.713 : Free as in GNU/Linux

  8. #328
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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Has anyone figured out how to UNINSTALL Google Earth? This seems to have been a problem for several years as evidenced by this thread.

    GE is installed in /opt/google-earth. There is a file named 'uninstall', but when I run it all I get is
    "Could not find a usable uninstall program. Aborting."

    Ubuntu 9.04

    Code:
    #! /bin/sh
    #### UNINSTALL SCRIPT - Generated by SetupDB 1.6 #####
    DetectARCH()
    {
            status=1
            case `uname -m` in
               amd64 | x86_64)  echo "amd64"
                      status=0;;
               i?86 | i86*)  echo "x86"
                      status=0;;
               90*/*)
    		   echo "hppa"
    		   status=0;;
    	    *)
    		case `uname -s` in
    		    IRIX*)
    			echo "mips"
    			status=0;;
               AIX*)
               echo "ppc"
               status=0;;
    		    *)
    			arch=`uname -p 2>/dev/null || uname -m`
                           if test "$arch" = powerpc; then
                              echo "ppc"
                           else
                              echo $arch
                           fi
    			status=0;;
    		esac
            esac
            return $status
    }
    
    DetectOS()
    {
      os=`uname -s`
      if test "$os" = OpenUNIX; then
         echo SCO_SV
      else
         echo $os
      fi
      return 0
    }
    
    FindBinary()
    {
      arch=$1
      if which loki-uninstall 2> /dev/null > /dev/null || type -p loki-uninstall 2> /dev/null > /dev/null; then
        if loki-uninstall -v > /dev/null 2> /dev/null; then
            echo `exec 2>&-; which loki-uninstall || type loki-uninstall`
        else
            echo "$HOME/.loki/installed/bin/`DetectOS`/$arch/uninstall"
        fi
      else
        echo "$HOME/.loki/installed/bin/`DetectOS`/$arch/uninstall"
      fi
    }
    
    arch=`DetectARCH`
    UNINSTALL=`FindBinary $arch`
    
    # Special case: if amd64 and binary is missing, try to run x86 build...
    if test ! -x "$UNINSTALL" ; then
      if test "$arch" = amd64 ; then
        UNINSTALL=`FindBinary x86`
      fi
    fi
    
    if test ! -x "$UNINSTALL" ; then
        echo Could not find a usable uninstall program. Aborting.
        exit 1
    fi
    
    exec "$UNINSTALL" -L google-earth "/opt/google-earth/.manifest/google-earth.xml" "$1"
    Thanks for any help.

    Tyler

  9. #329
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    UnInstall Google Earth

    I finally came across a message with instructions on how to uninstall Google Earth!

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=208254

    Basically, navigate to the GE directory (/opt/google-earth). Then

    Code:
    sudo su -
    ./uninstall
    Now it runs the uninstall script and indicates GE is uninstalled.

  10. #330
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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Awesome..Thanks

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