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Old 11-04-2010, 10:54 AM   #1
Don Overland
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Trouble installing Google Earth


I'm new to linux, been trying a lot of distro's,
Looking for a sure way to install Google Earth on most Distros.
I think I will like the new "Mint 10 Julie 32bit" I like the feel the
Problem is installing other programs like Google Earth in multiple steps in the Terminal? What guidance do you suggest? Finding what works on one system will not work on a different one therefore I get lost
thanks
 
Old 11-04-2010, 11:09 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

You need to download the Goole Earth binary package from their website,
then run:
Code:
su
Type your root password

Code:
chmod +x ./google_earth.bin
Code:
./google_earth.bin
Obviously change google_earth.bin to the exact name the file has.

This is a common procedure for installing binary files in linux.
HTH
 
Old 11-12-2010, 12:06 PM   #3
Don Overland
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google earth

thanks for the help
have everything working
don
 
  


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