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    google earth won't install

    hi, i followed these instructions, but i get this error:


    Code:
    reed@reed-laptop:~$  cd ~/Downloads
    reed@reed-laptop:~/Downloads$  chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    reed@reed-laptop:~/Downloads$  sudo ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 5.2.1.1588..............................................................
    setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Document is empty
    
    ^
    setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Start tag expected, '<' not found
    
    ^
    Couldn't load 'setup.data/setup.xml'
    reed@reed-laptop:~/Downloads$

    Download Google Earth from the Google Earth website.

    1. The linux version will be automatically chosen when downloading from Ubuntu.
    2. Open a terminal from Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal.
    3. cd into the directory where you saved Google Earth. For example, if you saved it to the Desktop type:
      cd ~/Desktop
    4. Make it executable by typing:
      chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    5. Run the installer by typing:
      sudo ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    6. Leave the default options and click Begin Install.

    7. When installation is complete, press Quit.
      Do not press Start as this will run it as root which is never a good idea.



    A file named Google-googleearth.desktop will be installed on the Desktop. This file is safe to delete.

    thanks, catlover
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    Re: google earth won't install

    I found this on a quick google. Hope it works for you

    Code:
    ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin --target /tmp/ge
    cd /tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/
    mv setup.gtk setup.gtk2
    cd /tmp/ge
    ./setup.sh
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    Re: google earth won't install

    Quote Originally Posted by davidmohammed View Post
    I found this on a quick google. Hope it works for you

    Code:
    ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin --target /tmp/ge
    cd /tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/
    mv setup.gtk setup.gtk2
    cd /tmp/ge
    ./setup.sh

    it sort of worked, except there is no earth!!

    there were some errors:
    Code:
    reed@reed-laptop:~$ cd ~/Downloads
    reed@reed-laptop:~/Downloads$ ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin --target /tmp/ge
    Creating directory /tmp/ge
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 5.2.1.1588..............................................................
    setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Document is empty
    
    ^
    setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Start tag expected, '<' not found
    
    ^
    Couldn't load 'setup.data/setup.xml'
    reed@reed-laptop:~/Downloads$ cd /tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/
    reed@reed-laptop:/tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86$ mv setup.gtk setup.gtk2
    reed@reed-laptop:/tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86$ cd /tmp/ge
    reed@reed-laptop:/tmp/ge$ ./setup.sh
    
    Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load module "libcanberra-gtk-module.so": libcanberra-gtk-module.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option
    
    loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option
    
    loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option
    
    Installing mimetypes...
    Installing desktop menu entries...
    Installing desktop icon...
    reed@reed-laptop:/tmp/ge$
    and everything in options in grayed out...

    thanks, catlover
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    Re: google earth won't install

    update:

    if i run it in safe graphical mode or OpenGL emulation mode there is an earth,
    but it is very slow!
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    Re: google earth won't install

    ... dont know -

    googling "Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load module "libcanberra-gtk-module.so"" has some hits and some suggested fixes.

    I've installed googleearth from the medibuntu repository. Works for me. See here for some instructions.
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    Re: google earth won't install

    ok, it installed a missing package, but it's still slow as heck!
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    Re: google earth won't install

    suggest untick some of the graphic intensive options - from the View menu untick all of the atmosphere, water etc effects.


    Play with Tools - Options. Make sure Terrain Quality is fastest and Map Size is smallest.
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    Re: google earth won't install

    grrrrrrr!

    still slow! i did all you mentioned.
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    Re: google earth won't install

    is it just google earth specifically slow with graphics - or do you have slow graphics in general e.g. can you play full screen flash videos etc?

    Graphics Driver?
    Graphics Card (lspci | grep VGA)

    Specification of your PC (Ram, processor)?
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    Re: google earth won't install

    not sure about the drivers.

    Code:
    reed@reed-laptop:~$ lspci | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
    reed@reed-laptop:~$
    intel celeron 1.40 ghz 512 MB/RAM


    no, youtube vids will not fullscreen well at 360p.
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