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Old 02-28-2010, 11:30 AM   #1
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google earth


How the heck do I get google earth to install in ubuntu 9.10. I can locate the file in the gui but all attempts to cd their in a terminal have failed. When I try to get to the dlds directory it says there isn't such a file or directory. It should be /home/jim/downloads. That's what I just got from the gui. I can't seem to install it with synaptec because it ian't in the list. The terminal prompt reads jim@jim-desktop:/$ Maybe if I learned how to get this bugger installed I could adapt the command line or lines for other files of the same type. The version I am trying to install is for ubuntu.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 11:46 AM   #2
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In general downloads goto
Downloads or Desktop, unless you specified otherwise in firefox

you can try
Code:
find /home/jim -name GoogleEarthLinux.bin

http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2007/1...rth-in-ubuntu/
 
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:41 PM   #3
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I downloaded it from a google repository.

Add this to the repository list for Synaptic:

URI: http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/

Distribution: stable

Components: main

Do a search for 'google earth', and it should then be in the list.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 03:00 PM   #4
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Repo, The best I got from that cmd line was unknown predicate. That was with find /home/jim/downloads -name google*.bin. I wasn't sure if it should be spelled googleearth or googlearth so I used the wild card. I do have another suggestion from another person so I will try that and post the results.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 03:15 PM   #5
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Please try
Code:
find /home/jim -name GoogleEarthLinux.bin
The directory name is Downloads, not downloads
 
Old 02-28-2010, 04:01 PM   #6
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Angry google earth install

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I downloaded it from a google repository.

Add this to the repository list for Synaptic:

URI: http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/

Distribution: stable

Components: main

Do a search for 'google earth', and it should then be in the list.
I don't know what I did different from the last time I tried but in synaptic I did a search first, because I didn't know what to do with the stable and main things, and there it was. So I thought goody it is already here. I marked it for install and followed the usual apply and it did it's thing. Only where did it go. I didn't tell it to go anyplace. I did a search through the file system and other simple places like desktop and got nothing.
Something doesn't like me. In the future it would be accurate to assume I am very new to installing files with Linux. Windows destroyed my ability to handle dos, so I must learn everything again.
Before I finish, what would I do with stable or main. I assume there os somewhere I can add stuff and those are things to be selected. I'll need to study it.
 
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I marked it for install and followed the usual apply and it did it's thing. Only where did it go.
In a terminal type
Code:
whereis googleearth
Are you posting under 2 names ?
 
Old 02-28-2010, 04:47 PM   #8
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In a terminal type
Code:
whereis googleearth
Are you posting under 2 names ?
Accidently yes. I will need to get rid of the jallan one.
Whereis googleearth
ans. googleearth: #nothing
I must have done something wrong in the install. Maybe it needs to be done again with some option to go to a particular place. There isn't any compile thing I hope.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 04:53 PM   #9
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In synaptic, look for google earth, and see if it's installed.
If needed reinstall.
Then in a terminal type
Code:
googleearth
 
Old 03-01-2010, 08:03 AM   #10
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Please try
Code:
find /home/jim -name GoogleEarthLinux.bin
The directory name is Downloads, not downloads
What is this extra or different code above. I know what you said the difference is just unexpected.
You are right about the capitalizing. I guess I wasn't aware the case was important there. I shall assume that rule to apply in future events. Now I could work on the way to get it done, except, I peeked in synaptic again and it was there. It wasn't when I looked before. Tanks.
 
Old 03-01-2010, 08:06 AM   #11
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What is this extra or different code above. I know what you said the difference is just unexpected.
Code:
GoogleEarthLinux.bin
should be the file you downloaded and didn't found to install google earth.
 
Old 03-01-2010, 08:34 AM   #12
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In synaptic, look for google earth, and see if it's installed.
If needed reinstall.
Then in a terminal type
Code:
googleearth
Even though I reinstalled it it came back "command not found." Obviously it assumed googleearth was a command. Did I miss something in that last entry? The prompt was jim@jim-desktop:~$ googleearth. I see it as a cmd. also.
 
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Try to look for the file
Code:
sudo find / -name googleearth
It's possible it's installed in /opt
Isn't there a menu entry in your start menu

Last edited by repo; 03-01-2010 at 08:40 AM.
 
Old 03-01-2010, 11:09 AM   #14
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Try to look for the file
Code:
sudo find / -name googleearth
It's possible it's installed in /opt
Isn't there a menu entry in your start menu
/opt is blank mt nothing
 
Old 03-01-2010, 11:15 AM   #15
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/opt is blank mt nothing
PS Just to make sure start means applications. If so no. there is nothing like it.
What would happen if my system couldn't display it. It should say something about it.
 
  


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