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Old 03-07-2008, 02:29 AM   #1
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google earth and frostwire for ubuntu 1.7

I have installed ubuntu 1.7 after having trouble with ultimate xmas edition.everything went well until I tried to load google earth and frostwire,google earth wont load at all and frostwire loads but wont
when I have used an earlier version I had no problems with either of
these,so what am I doing wrong.
Old 03-07-2008, 04:00 AM   #2
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Do you mean Ubuntu 7.10 ? It stands for Oct 2007, by the way. Frostwire isn't loading most likely because you don't have java installed or configured correctly. Google earth I'm not sure about, might be the same reason. Can I make a suggestion ? Try Linuxmint. It's based on Ubuntu 7.10, and it has all the multimedia codecs, proprietary drivers and pesky little config details like java already solved and ready to go. I just installed the fluxbox version of Linuxmint in a VM ten minutes ago, used the built in installer to install frostwire, and now it's running. Java was ready to go, no funky commands. I use Kubuntu as my main box by the way, but Linuxmint solves so many headaches for newer users that I always recommend it. Here is a download link, if you are interested. Don't use the "light" version.

Good luck with that...

Old 03-07-2008, 04:47 AM   #3
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Or he could just download and install Automatrix2 and have it install jave codec and such. That way he can keep the OS he already installed.

Old 03-07-2008, 05:40 AM   #4
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google earth and frostwire

thanks for both replies,I installed java and frostwire is now working
and following the suggested install of automatix I have downloaded and
installed it.
will this let me download google earth sorrry for asking what is an
obvious question.
one other querie I have tried using terminal but when I have entered
sudo plus the command it wont accept my password or any thing else i
have'nt had this problem before so what am i doing wrong.
thanks again.
Old 03-07-2008, 06:05 AM   #5
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googleearth and frostwire

just a quick reply I have just loaded google earth from automtrix2 and
all is running,this looks like a really useful tool thanks.
Old 03-07-2008, 07:14 AM   #6
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I may be spoiling all the fun but I hope that you see the implications of using Automatix. It is totally unsupported by the Ubuntu team (not to say frowned upon) because it does some quirky things that a proper application should not do. Remember the name in case certain applications start breaking for no apparent reason. It would have been a lot better if googleearth had been installed from the medibuntu repository instead (which you'll may want anyway since it's got some other interesting applications).


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