How to install Google Earth to Ubuntu 8.10 - Newbie
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How to install Google Earth to Ubuntu 8.10 - Newbie
I have tried to install google earth in 8.10, no luck. Have some C.L., but not familiar with command line - can't get it to work. Tried to download Google Earth - it dosen't open to intall, it is a .bin file. How in the world do I install Google Earth?? Thank you, Dick
Nope, sorry, I believe I mentioned that Command line is totally foreign to me!!! Thanks anyway. so far I have not found any organized way to learn and use the freekin command line, maybe it is powerful and wonderful and such, but to me it is crap. As you can see I am a bit frustrated, forgive me , but , I'll just scrap this idea. Dick
well the only way I know to learn the command line is to use it. its under the terminal for applications. sudo is a way to get root just type sudo dhclient eth0 or whatever. also there are a lot of good sites for learning the command line. Dont give up you can do it. I was like you once too. it does get better.
Thanks Repo, for that stupid response. I've been struggling with this Cl off and on for a while. Even I have followed the directions (and once again thanks to ya'll) but apparently they are incomplete or something. I'll conquer it some day. BTW repo, are you promoting windows?? Dick
Repo was just attempting to help you. Learning linux and the cli is not an easy task and some people are not up to the task. You have to like reading and enjoy finding things out on your own sometimes and no one is going to hold your hand. you can do it, but when people give you help and you still cant do it assume you are wrong first.
do "chmod 755 <googleearthfile>.bin" and then "./<googleearthfile>.bin". of course replace <googleearthfile>.bin with your file name and type in the text without quotes. this should make file executable.
//BTW. i had some trouble uninstalling this. think twice before installing.
Your response was pretty much exactly what makes users switch back. I understand you were trying to help him, but telling somebody to go back to Windows isn't how to do it.
Believe me, when someone's frustrated about a problem, telling them that some people just aren't up to the task is the worst possible response.
If I'd run into either of you on the forums, I'd still be using Windows XP.
I switched to ubuntu 8.10 two months ago from Windows and read the forums, learned my way around and am now fairly competent. Did it ever occur to either of you to actually be helpful and not criticize when you do it?
Posting the same exact instructions I've already seen on several other forums isn't exactly helpful. Posting a good site to learn how to use the terminal and which commands do what would be the best possible way to help him right now.
Speaking of which.
I found a post on the Ubuntu forums which may just come in handy for you to learn those commands.
I know it's command line and I know it's a pain in the ass, but in this particular instance, just go to this link and do exactly what they tell you. These instructions add the Medibuntu repositories. After those are installed, you should have no trouble finding google earth using synaptic package manager and installing directly from there with all dependencies satisfied, meaning less headaches.
Besides, adding the repositories now will save you headaches later. Just copy and paste the code Ubuntu is providing into the terminal and press enter, enter your password (it doesn't show, but it's there) and press enter and then just wait. It'll take a few minutes, but it will install. After it's installed, copy and paste this.
sudo apt-get update
Again, might take a minute or two, but once it's done, you'll have no troubles.
I am also new to the linux family but I followed these instructions and google earth was installed in seconds ! Thank you for this helpful post ! And I would also like to add that I have been frustrated with this whole process at times but I am now finding it to get easier as each day go's by so don't give up you will thank yourself later as I think linux is a far better OS than all the rest !