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Old 06-12-2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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google earth how do I change permissions


I run F9 as root google earth runs fine. I can not open google earth if I am not root. How do I change permission so I can use it.

su
googleearthlinux.bin starts program I couldn't find away to change properties.

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Old 06-12-2008, 01:27 PM   #2
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# su
# chown <username> googleearth.bin



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Old 06-12-2008, 02:20 PM   #3
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no success thank you though.
[craig@localhost ~]$ su -
Password:
[root@localhost ~]# chown craig googleearth.bin
chown: cannot access `googleearth.bin': No such file or directory
 
Old 06-12-2008, 02:26 PM   #4
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After the su, you need to cd to the directory where the googleearth.bin file is.
 
Old 06-12-2008, 02:38 PM   #5
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-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 20277797 2008-05-21 23:35 GoogleEarthLinux.bin
It is on the computer!

[craig@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost craig]# cd /home/craig/desktop
bash: cd: /home/craig/desktop: No such file or directory
[root@localhost craig]# cd /home/craig/Desktop
[root@localhost Desktop]# chown craig googleearth.bin
chown: cannot access `googleearth.bin': No such file or directory
[root@localhost Desktop]#

Last edited by trailer8713; 06-12-2008 at 02:46 PM. Reason: more info
 
Old 06-12-2008, 02:49 PM   #6
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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.

Craig
 
Old 06-12-2008, 03:26 PM   #7
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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.

Craig
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:
Code:
[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.
 
Old 06-12-2008, 04:14 PM   #8
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It was already installed but could not run the program as the normal user only as root.
But now it will not run now the the program permissions are correct.
Craig
 
Old 06-12-2008, 05:17 PM   #9
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Judging by your chown command, you only changed the permissons on the desktop icon. I suggest you uninstall google-earth as root (there should be an uninstall file in the installation directory), and then reinstall it as your ordinary user.
 
  


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