LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-13-2009, 06:39 AM   #1
QueenZ
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2008
Distribution: openSUSE, Ubuntu
Posts: 372
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 32
Question How to install Google Earth?


So i went to earth.google.com and downloaded GoogleEarth.bin (.bin??) and then i wanted to run it but it said open with.. thing. Ok, so i opened terminal and did ./GoogleEarth.bin but then it said command not found

Quote:
creep@creepy-desktop:~/Desktop$ sudo ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
[sudo] password for creep:
sudo: ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin: command not found
1) What's .bin? Why is it bin?
2) How do i run it?
 
Old 03-13-2009, 06:45 AM   #2
hal8000b
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Mint, Arch, Debian7
Posts: 170

Rep: Reputation: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by QueenZ View Post
So i went to earth.google.com and downloaded GoogleEarth.bin (.bin??) and then i wanted to run it but it said open with.. thing. Ok, so i opened terminal and did ./GoogleEarth.bin but then it said command not found



1) What's .bin? Why is it bin?
2) How do i run it?

Looks as though the file is not in the location you think it is.
From your terminal do:
ls -l

The results should include GoogleEarth.bin

Sometimes when downloading files you have to make them executable, so try
chmod 755 GoogleEarth.bin

bin is short for binary a program file. Once the google earth binary starts to run it will take you through rest of the installation. You are running the program correct way, the problem is the file is either not executable or in a different location
Hope that helps
 
Old 03-13-2009, 06:47 AM   #3
repo
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 8,502

Rep: Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883
first make it executable

Code:
chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
BTW, you can install this as user.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 06:49 AM   #4
QueenZ
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2008
Distribution: openSUSE, Ubuntu
Posts: 372
Blog Entries: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
Thanks, it wasn't executable. Why would google give me a non-executable installer?

What's chmod +x ?? don't i have to type numbers like chmod 123 ?
 
Old 03-13-2009, 06:53 AM   #5
QueenZ
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2008
Distribution: openSUSE, Ubuntu
Posts: 372
Blog Entries: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
So i made it executable but when i open it from my desktop it still says open with.. do i really have to open it with terminal for it to work? WhY?
 
Old 03-13-2009, 06:58 AM   #6
repo
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 8,502

Rep: Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883
Quote:
So i made it executable but when i open it from my desktop it still says open with.. do i really have to open it with terminal for it to work? WhY?
GoogleEarthLinux.bin will install google earth on your system.
it is textbased, so you need to run it from terminal.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] How can I install Google earth 5 yaarappa Linux - Software 54 03-05-2009 05:39 PM
How can I install Google earth 5 yaarappa Linux - Software 3 02-28-2009 05:33 AM
google earth install rgreeves Linux - Software 8 11-15-2008 10:46 AM
Google Earth Install dpeterson3 Linux - Newbie 9 06-22-2008 07:45 PM
Want to install Google Earth JosephS Linux - Software 1 03-01-2008 04:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration