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Old 08-05-2007, 08:06 AM   #1
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GoogleEarthLinux.bin in Ubuntu


Hi everyone I am a Newbie to state the obvious. Have just started using Ubuntu and am trying to install GoogleEarth, the file downloaded is GoogleEarthLinux.bin. All the other installs have been smooth, however with this one have been sent message that 'gedit has not detected the character coding', the file could not be opened. Any hints would be appreciated.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 08:20 AM   #2
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GoogleEarthLinux.bin

Me again, tried to make the .bin file executable ie. $ chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin, but was given the message that the file does not exist?
 
Old 08-05-2007, 08:23 AM   #3
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You don't say how you're trying to install it, but your system (file manager?) seems to be thinking that it's a text file and trying to open it with gedit, a text editor. however, .bin files are binary files, pre-compiled programs. You probably just need to change the permissions to make it executable, then run the program (best done through a console, at least at first).

FYI, there are quite a few previous threads asking this same question. Several are featured at the bottom of this page.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 09:46 AM   #4
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Me again, tried to make the .bin file executable ie. $ chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin, but was given the message that the file does not exist?
Did you change to the directory where you saved the file? use "cd directory" to do so. You can use "ls" to show you the files in the current directory.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 09:49 AM   #5
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You're making this way way more difficult than it needs to be. No Need at all to run the bin file, just install it from the Medibuntu repository.

http://www.medibuntu.org/repository.php

Run the commands in the link above 1 line at a time. Easiest thing to do is just copy and paste 1 line at a time in your terminal. Make sure you add the repository for your distribution(I assume Feisty)...

Then after that is done, 'sudo apt-get install googleearth' Google Earth will then be in your Applications/Internet menu.

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