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Old 06-21-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
harecanada
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Can't get Google Earth to work on Kubuntu Hardy


I have been all over the forums trying to solve this problem but can't get a workable solution. Google Earth will not work on my system. Can someone give me a hand with understanding how to fix this?
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Old 06-22-2008, 01:01 AM   #2
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1. What kernel? (uname -a)
2. What do you mean by "won't work"? I mean, you can't say "my car won't work, how do I fix it" because that's not telling anyone about the problem.
3. How did you install it?
 
Old 06-22-2008, 11:46 AM   #3
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Can't get Google Earth to work on Kubuntu Hardy

Well I'm a newbie and I don't know what "kernal" I'm using. Not sure what that is?
By not working I mean it doesn't get any farther then starting to initialize, then it shuts down an disappears off my screen.
I've tried many methods of installing. I've used Adept and requested install from there. Two different versions and no go.
I went to a site that was called "How to install Google Earth on Linux". Tried to follow the steps there and when I got to a point where a Google Earth GUI popped up it was completely different from the GUI that they showed on the site. Meaning it was missing an install button.
Another one I tried put a .bin file on my Desktop but when I tried to use the Konsole to install, it said there was no file or bin .
At present I have a blue cogwheel icon on my Desktop that says Google Earth but when I click it I get the following message: " The desktop entry file/home/darrell/Desktop/Google-googleearth.desktop has no Type=... entry " (minus the quotes of course)
So thats where I'm at right now.
Anything to suggest?
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:06 AM   #4
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To check your kernel, you need to get a console; from X windows you can press [ctl][alt][F1], then log in and type:

uname -a

When you're done, just type 'exit' and you should be returned to X windows; otherwise press [alt][F7].
 
Old 06-23-2008, 06:29 PM   #5
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This is what I get when I enter uname -a
Linux harecanada-desktop 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Wed Jun 18 14:43:41 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

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