opening a GoogleEarthLinux.bin file from my downloads file

Asked by Lew Banelis on 2010-12-13

  I downloaded a GoogleEarthLinux.bin file to my downloads file and tried to open it with the Archive manager,but no luck. What program or terminal command could I use to open it. Thanks

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Ubuntu googleearth-package Edit question
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2010-12-13
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2010-12-14
marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #1

for trouble-free and automatic installation of google earth, you should use the sudo-apt install procedures.

on your desktop, press CTL+ALT+T to get into terminal, then type

sudo apt-get install google-earth

enter your password when asked. it will not show on the screen.

Lew,

I used the following steps to install the downloaded GoogleEarth

on Ubuntu 10.10

 sudo apt-get install lsb-core

 chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
 ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin --target /tmp/ge
  [RESULTS IN AN ERROR!!!]
 cd /tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/
 mv setup.gtk setup.gtk2
 cd /tmp/ge
 sudo ./setup.sh

Best of luck,
George

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