hi thanks, it looks as if it was supposed to work (shortcut under Internet apps), but it doesn't actually run. The installation said installed successfully; when running google-earth from the icon, it shows ons the task panel, but after awhile, disappears. It seems as if there is a problem. When running in a terminal, it reports an error
./googleearth-bin: error while loading shared libraries: ./libminizip.so: cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied
I did chmod the /opt/google-earth directory.