Originally Posted by trailer8713
Ok got it thank you
chown craig Google-googleearth.Desktop
Worked to change the permission but now it doesn't work but it did as root. The globe is gone. type in address nothing happens. What did I do? please help.
I don't understand if you're trying to install it, or run it.
If you want to install it as your normal user (craig), run the installer ([craig@localhost ~]$ sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin), and select somewhere in your home directory to install it to. For this type of installation, I create a directory called apps in my home folder, and in it create separate application directories, such as google-earth etc. Then I install the applications into those directories. This way I have self-contained applications which I as an ordinary user can use, but that I can also just as easily remove.
To install Google Earth to ~/apps/google-earth, you need to copy GoogleEarthLinux.bin to that directory:
[craig@localhost ~]$ mkdir ~/apps
[craig@localhost ~]$ cp ~/Desktop/GoogleEarthLinux.bin ~/apps
[craig@localhost ~]$ cd ~/apps
[craig@localhost ~]$ sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Here I have assumed that GoogleEarthLinux.bin is located on your desktop, which it may not be. To run the program, just double click on the icon on your desktop.