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suomalainen
November 18th, 2012, 03:42 PM
Ubunteros,

I'm running 12.04LTS. I want to install Google Earth but it appears to be an incomplete install.

When I launch Google earth I get the "globe" but no land masses appear. Only yellow border lines outlining countries is the only thing I see.

I downloaded the package from the Google earth web site and the file name is:

google-earth-stable_current_i386.2.deb

Thanks for your help.!

suomalainen
November 18th, 2012, 06:07 PM
Finally!

Found these and now it works!


http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10397.0

To install Google Earth (stable) in Ubuntu 12.04, or Peppermint Three from this PPA:
http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/google_earth
(use the commands below, NOT the commands listed at the above link, or you'll end up with 2 duplicate sources which will cause you issues in the future)

Open a terminal, and run these 4 commands in sequence:
Quote

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth.list'

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install google-earth-stable

TedinOz
December 2nd, 2012, 12:16 PM
Finally!

Found these and now it works!


http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10397.0

To install Google Earth (stable) in Ubuntu 12.04, or Peppermint Three from this PPA:
http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/google_earth
(use the commands below, NOT the commands listed at the above link, or you'll end up with 2 duplicate sources which will cause you issues in the future)

Open a terminal, and run these 4 commands in sequence:
Quote

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth.list'

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install google-earth-stable


Excellent! Finally it works! Thank you!

SuperFreak
December 9th, 2012, 09:36 PM
Thanks...worked for me also

rburkartjo
December 18th, 2012, 10:01 PM
ted tks for the info didnt work for me though

rewyllys
December 19th, 2012, 12:19 AM
Suomalainen, many thanks!:popcorn:

Your four command-line instructions worked like a charm for me in Linux Mint 13, which is based on Ubuntu 12.04.

ZACHSP8
December 19th, 2012, 12:20 PM
Thank you, works fine on Kubuntu.

lillyvip
March 26th, 2013, 09:27 AM
Thanks suomalainen, definitely works!

suomalainen
March 26th, 2013, 06:19 PM
Thank you fellow Ubunteros for the kinds words! Much appreciated!

smauleon
April 3rd, 2013, 10:17 AM
Worked for me too, in three 12.04 machines. It's Google Earth 7 that doesn't show the maps, and these instructions install version 6.

Thanks a lot!

tbk515
July 6th, 2013, 06:45 AM
I have a bug with commands from Suomalainen, more specifically the problem is with the fonts in Google Earth! Here is the s-shot:
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/2881/1eh.png
I using Xubuntu 12.04 without installed M$ Fonts. Pls, Help!

allCuExpMa
September 23rd, 2013, 11:33 AM
Thanks suomalainen, finally it works....

sjanzeir
January 26th, 2014, 04:26 AM
Finally!

Found these and now it works!


http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10397.0

To install Google Earth (stable) in Ubuntu 12.04, or Peppermint Three from this PPA:
http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/google_earth
(use the commands below, NOT the commands listed at the above link, or you'll end up with 2 duplicate sources which will cause you issues in the future)

Open a terminal, and run these 4 commands in sequence:
Quote

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth.list'

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install google-earth-stable

Thanks! This worked perfectly for me on a 64-bit 12.04LTS system I just installed, but I still had to upgrade to Google Earth 7 to get rid of the "invalid HTTP request" error that now seems to be an issue with pre-GE7 packages. Problem is, now Panoramio pictures won't work with GE7! :(