downloading google earth in Linux

Asked by Maudie Bryan on 2008-02-04

I have tried the tips from Mathais but I still cannot get GoogleEarth to install. It is so frustrating.
It keeps giving me the message on the Terminal that is cannot open GoogleEarth
Maudie

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Maudie Bryan (maudies) said :
#1

Sorry I should have given more information.
I have tried sudo./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
I have tried cd~/Desktop
I have tried chmod u + x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
but do not get to the installer

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :
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Maudie Bryan (maudies) said :
#3

Thank you for your advice. I have tried the advice on the first link about 20 times. I also found another tip which said enter chmod u+x GoogleEarthLinux.bin and that did not get me to the installer either. It is disappointing. I may have to ask the guys who sold me the computer to do it.

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Sébastien Corriveau (sebcor-deactivatedaccount) said :
#4

It might just be some typos but:

> I have tried sudo./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Try "sudo ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin" (without the quotes but with the space after "sudo")

> I have tried cd~/Desktop
Same thing, try "cd ~/Desktop" (with the space between "cd" and "~")

When a command fails to run, it might be useful if you could send us the error message it gives you.

And since the order is important, I would suggest that you run them in the following order (assuming that the file has been downloaded into your "Desktop" folder):

    cd ~/Desktop
    chmod u+x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    sudo ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :
#5

+1 sebastian..

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
#6

Hi !

I suggest you add the medibuntu repository to your list : it contains some non-free codecs, and... google earth. Add that line to your sources.list

deb http://fr.packages.medibuntu.org/ gutsy free non-free

then get the key entering that in a terminal

wget -q http://fr.packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -

then go to synaptic, reload the packages info, and search for googleearth !

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Maudie Bryan (maudies) said :
#7

With reference to Bhavani's help. I did the following -
cd ~/Desktop then that seemed to accept it so
 line 2 -
user@user-desktop:~/Desktop$ chmod u+x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
line 3
chmod:cannot access 'GoogleEarthLinux.bin: No such file or directory
line 4
user@user-desktop:~/Desktop$ sudo ./GoogleEarthLinus.bin
line 5
(sudo) password for user: (I typed in my password here but the cursor did not move and the password was not shown)
line 6
sudo: ./GoogleEarthLinus.bin:command not found
line 7
User@user-desktop$
I then checked that GoogleEarth is in Desktop and clicked to open and clicked "run" then got the message "The set up program seems to have failed on amd64
">sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin is an executable text file
Fatal error installer failed to run at all!
Please comment in the meantime I will see if I can work out Olivier's help.
Maudie

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Best Sébastien Corriveau (sebcor-deactivatedaccount) said :
#8

Here's the step by step instructions if you want to follow Olivier's suggestion:

From the top panel menu, go to "Applications" -> "Accessories" -> "Terminal"

Then, type the following commands into the terminal windows:
    sudo -i
    echo "deb http://fr.packages.medibuntu.org/ gutsy free non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
    wget -q http://fr.packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | apt-key add -
    apt-get update
    apt-get install googleearth

Did it work ?

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Maudie Bryan (maudies) said :
#9

Thank you Sebastien. I entered the commands into the terminal window exactly as you said.
After sudo -i the response was - Permission denied.
I however kept going and entered all the data. It certainly reacted to my input but one of the final comments was -
Resolving apt.....failed:Name or service not known 16:39:22 http://update
I appreciate your patience and your help. I have arranged to take my computer in to the shop tomorrow morning so that they can help and I will see if the guys will give me the information on how they installed GoogleEarth and I can pass it on to you.
Maudie

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naufal (musp-student) said :
#10

hello,
try install googleearth-package from synaptic..
System ---> Administration ---> Synaptic
search for googleearth-package.
Look in 'name'.
click the box to install and click apply.
hope this help...

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Maudie Bryan (maudies) said :
#11

I could not get google earth to install so i took it to the computer and they could not do it either so I will wait now until time passes and google earth and Linux are more compatable.
Thank you for all your suggestions.
Maureen Bryan

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Maudie Bryan (maudies) said :
#12

I meant 'computer retail outlet' on the first line. Sorry

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williamts99 (williamts99) said :
#13

Maudie, earlier when you were entering commands and it was not finding the file, I believe that you were not in the proper directory. Also in your first response there were no spaces between the command and the argument.

Please copy and paste the commands to ensure that you are entering them correctly, and please have a look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GoogleEarth

cd~/Desktop is different than cd ~/Desktop <Notice the space in the second example.

Best Regards,
Williamts99

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Maudie Bryan (maudies) said :
#14

Thank you William,
I did enter cd ~/Deskshop about 100 times in the exact sequence shown
but I hit a dead end so many times. I will look again at the community
site.
Maudie
On Tue, 2008-02-19 at 05:01 +0000, williamts99 wrote:
> Your question #23828 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/23828
>
> williamts99 posted a new comment:
> Maudie, earlier when you were entering commands and it was not finding
> the file, I believe that you were not in the proper directory. Also in
> your first response there were no spaces between the command and the
> argument.
>
> Please copy and paste the commands to ensure that you are entering them
> correctly, and please have a look at
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GoogleEarth
>
> cd~/Desktop is different than cd ~/Desktop <Notice the space in the
> second example.
>
>
> Best Regards,
> Williamts99
>

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ubufan (vladimir-o) said :
#15

Hello hard-workers!

Medibuntu repositories: done.
GoogleEarth downloaded and installed from 'synaptic': done.
Entered command 'cd ~/Desktop': done but not accepted.
Tried earlier to download from 'community/GoogleEarth': there was NO window to accept or less the terms and conditions
of the agreement!

What a hell of planet! :-)

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Jim (jmasse) said :
#16

what happened to the skype installer, and the google earth installer? These were 2 features that worked very well
and were left out of the later versions. I have no success installing with either dpkg or sudo. Can they be sent down with a software upgrade?