Help, installing googleearth in Ubuntu 10.04

Asked by brian W on 2010-10-26

I cannot get googleearth to install and run in Ubuntu 10.04. I have downloaded GoogleEarthLinux.bin and the googleearth-package in the Synaptic Package Manager. My efforts with the terminal result in an installation which splashes a google earth start screen then it disappears and does not run.

Any help with the correct installation procedure would be appreciated.

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It's in the multiverse repo. Just run:

sudo apt-get install googleearth-package

Should do it

brian W (bc-woodhouse) said : #2

trying sudo apt-get install googleearth-package still produced the same result.
I still get a google earth button in app > internet when it is pressed I get
"Google Earth could not write to the current cache ........."
the values will be set as follows"
    My places path "/home/brian/googleearth"
    Cache path "/home/brian/googleearth/Cache"
The google start splash screen then appears for a few seconds then disappears leaving my usual desktop.


rm -r /home/brian/googleearth

Then run it.

brian W (bc-woodhouse) said : #4

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actionparsnip proposed the following answer:

rm -r /home/brian/googleearth

Then run it.

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  Many thanks, but I ran the command and it said cannot remove "no such
file exists"
Trying to run Google Earth still produced the same fault, so it did not
cure the problem.

if you run:

cd ~/; ls -a

What is output?

brian W (bc-woodhouse) said : #6

None of the suggestions given worked for my Ubuntu 10.04, however upgrading to Ubuntu 10.10 has cured the problem. Google Earth now works after some 'rapid setting' of the splash messages that appear.

Brian W