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Old 01-25-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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SeLinux against Google Earth?

I just installed Google Earth but cannot run it on fc12.
This is what I get:
SELinux is preventing /opt/google-earth/googleearth-bin "execmod" access to
Detailed Description:
SELinux denied access requested by googleearth-bin.
/opt/google-earth/ may be a mislabeled.
/opt/google-earth/ default SELinux type is textrel_shlib_t,
but its current type is usr_t. Changing this file back to the default type, may fix your problem."

I am new to Linux and would appreciate a reference to any step-by-step guide on how to deal with this (and SeLinux in genera). I am very surprised that Google Earth is a suspect in the context of Linux security.
Thank you!
Old 01-26-2010, 12:59 AM   #2
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Sounds like your running Fedora. Go to:
System-->Administration-->SELinux Management (That's in Gnome, should be similar in KDE). Then disable SELinux.
If you feel the need to keep SELinux enabled Fedora has a user guide:

If your not using Fedora or other Red Hat derivatives, the instructions should be similar.
Old 01-26-2010, 01:37 AM   #3
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The instructions in this link I believe are what I used to get it working.

Disabling SELinux completely is a bit unecessary


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