Originally Posted by wheelie207
I was having the same problems with Google Earth on 13.10 x64, due to ia32-libs no longer being supported but Google Earth relying upon it. I found a solution on the forum which will enable you and others using x64 systems to install Google Earth.
I know it's a bit of fussing but if you follow each step exactly, you will have Google Earth working again.
Thanks goes to mc4man for his instructions, I've followed them to the letter and I have Google Earth installed and working perfectly.
Google Earth Build Package
Download Google Earth x64 .DEB
Open Terminal, Copy & Paste Following Command And Press Enter
Open Downloads Folder
sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 lsb-core
Right Click On Google Earth .DEB Package & Select Extract Here
Click On Debian Folder
Right Click on Control & Select Open In Gedit
Remove The Whole Line Containing
Depends: lsb-core (>= 3.2), ia32-libs
Now Click Save, & Exit Control File
Now Delete The Original Google Earth .DEB Package You Downloaded
Create A Folder called getfix, Now Move The Extracted Google Earth Folder Into The getfix Folder
Now You Are Going To Rebuild The Google Earth .DEB Package
Open Terminal, Copy & Paste Following Command & Press Enter
Once You Have Done That, Back In Terminal Copy & Paste The Following Command
dpkg -b /home/yourname/Downloads/getfix/google-earth-stable_current_amd64
The Repackaged Google Earth Will Now Be Installed.
sudo dpkg -i /home/yourname/Downloads/getfix/google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb