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July 15th, 2008, 08:32 AM
natman3400@natman3400-laptop:~/Desktop$ ./file.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.3.7284.3916..................................... .........................
You don't seem to be running an X server (no DISPLAY set).
Google Earth and its installer both require X11.

July 15th, 2008, 08:35 AM
are you installing from apt or the downloaded program?

have you tried:

sudo apt-get install googleearth

also, what happens when you do this in the terminal:


if nothing, you may need to reset your display manager (Ctrl+Alt+Bkspc) or reconfigure X11, but i think the first line should do it.

July 15th, 2008, 08:44 AM
natman3400@natman3400-laptop:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get install googleearth
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package googleearth
natman3400@natman3400-laptop:~/Desktop$ echo $DISPLAY

Downloaded version

July 15th, 2008, 11:14 AM
G'day natman,

this may not be the solution you are looking for, as it involves installing google earth 4.2.

If you haven't alreadydone so add the appropriate repositories from medibuntu (http://www.medibuntu.org/).

Once done you'll have acess to the debs for versions 4.2 and 4.3 via apt-get / synaptic / adept.

Personally I haven't had much success getting the 4.3 debs to work but 4.2 works fine.

You on the other hand may have better luck with them.


July 15th, 2008, 08:17 PM
@merlyn: What was your problem with googleearth 4.3? If it was that you got an empty window / no earth, this might help you:

To get a nicer Qt-interface: