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    Install Google Earth

    Hi,

    I saw a post from 2006 on how to install google earth. I tryed to do that running ubuntu 8.04 but nothing happend.

    How do I install this app today?

    thanks

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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Add Medibuntu to your repos.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu
    Then do in terminal
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install googleearth
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    Re: Install Google Earth

    I put int he code from ubuntu from that page and after that i put in the code you gave me for google earth. it said this

    "E: Couldn't find package googleearth
    "...

    can you fix that?

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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Try
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install googleearth
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    Re: Install Google Earth

    trying to install google earth, but I can not seem to get the medibuntu repo right and also need mps codecs so amarok will play music. I have tried to follow the thread for medibuntu install but sources list won't open. Maybe I have forgotten the correct codes (been away for a year) Thanks

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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by MustangSallydd View Post
    trying to install google earth, but I can not seem to get the medibuntu repo right and also need mps codecs so amarok will play music. I have tried to follow the thread for medibuntu install but sources list won't open. Maybe I have forgotten the correct codes (been away for a year) Thanks
    I take it that you are using Hardy.
    Code:
    sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install w32codecs
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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryadt View Post
    I take it that you are using Hardy.
    Code:
    sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install w32codecs

    After all that I am getting this:

    it http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-proposed/universe Sources
    W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 87.98.249.30 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 87.98.249.30 80]

    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Get the .bin installer from here:

    http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html

    Then open a terminal and navigate to the folder you saved the file and type:

    Code:
    ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    to install it for a single user (it installs in your /home folder)

    To install it globaly (for all users):

    Code:
    sudo ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin

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    Re: Install Google Earth

    the easiest way to install Google Earth and many other apps is using Ultamatix...download it here: http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownl...oad-39892.html'
    i would actually recommend Ultamatix for people who likes graphical installers....

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    Re: Install Google Earth

    Automatix reborn, and really not all that necessary with mediubuntu repos enabled, easier and less hassle than depending on another application layer to handle installations for you.

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