10.10.:Google Earth

Asked by peter on 2010-11-27

Hello

I downloaded Google earth. How can I execute the file GoogleEarthLinux.bin? Thanks in advance.

Peter

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Peter,
Right click the file, go to Properties tab and check the box labeled "make executable". Close the window and double click the file.

Regards,
Ricardo

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #2

Hi Ricardo

It doesn't work and the switch 'Allow executing file as program' is already activated.
Peter

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #3

you might have a bad download.

press Ctl+Alt+T to get into terminal then type

sudo apt-get install google-earth

it will install automatically for you.

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #4

Hi Marcus

It doesn't work;

peter@peter:~$ sudo apt-get install google-earth
[sudo] password for peter:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package google-earth
peter@peter:~$

Peter

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #6

Ricardo, it doesn't work. But forget it. I don't need it. Thanks.
Peter

Try to do this:

Open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T)
cd ~/Desktop
wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sudo ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin

and follow the instructions on the screen

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #8

It didn't work:

peter@peter:~$ cd ~/Desktop
peter@peter:~/Desktop$ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--2010-11-27 17:48:23-- http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Resolving dl.google.com... 209.85.229.93, 209.85.229.91, 209.85.229.190, ...
Connecting to dl.google.com|209.85.229.93|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 31406473 (30M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `GoogleEarthLinux.bin'

100%[======================================>] 31,406,473 1.26M/s in 34s

2010-11-27 17:48:57 (915 KB/s) - `GoogleEarthLinux.bin' saved [31406473/31406473]

peter@peter:~/Desktop$ chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
peter@peter:~/Desktop$ sudo ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
[sudo] password for peter:
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'
peter@peter:~/Desktop$ ^C
Peter

I tried to install the application as I mentioned above and did not work for me. Following some research it (Saint Google) and the correct way to install the application is as follows:

sudo apt-get install googleearth-package
make-googleearth-package --force
sudo dpkg -i googleearth_*.deb

That worked for me, I hope for you too

Regards,
Ricardo

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #10

No, it doesn't work. But forget it. And thanks a lot.
Peter