View Full Version : [ubuntu] Google Earth Icon (only) is missing

February 8th, 2011, 08:22 AM
I used the "Googleearth Package - utility to automatically build a Debian package of Google Earth" to install Google Earth. Everything was fine for a long time, but recently the desktop icon is a blank sheet of paper. Google Earth works, just the icon is goofy.

From the Google-googleearth.desktop file, I see an icon is supposed to be connected with file googleearth-icon.png , but I can't find this file anywhere.

How do I fix the icon?

February 8th, 2011, 10:33 AM
I don't think it is necessary to create a deb file for Google Earth anymore, since the Google Earth homepage is offering deb file downloads now. I'm using Google Earth 6 which I got from the Google Earth Homepage (32bit deb). (Their download requires lsb-core to be installed in order for it to work)

Anyways, to get the icon on your desktop working, try setting the icon location in the *.desktop file as "Icon=google-earth" like shown below.


The files '/usr/share/applications/google-earth.desktop' and '/opt/google/earth/free/google-earth.desktop' both say this:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Google Earth
GenericName=3D planet viewer
Comment=Explore, search and discover the planet
Exec=/opt/google/earth/free/google-earth %f


The icons Google Earth provided (I think) are located here:


Hope this helps.

February 9th, 2011, 06:21 AM
Thanks for the info but I cannot install lsb-core.It goes halfway and then says packages are missing.Is there a place where a working version can be downloaded please ?