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Old 06-15-2008, 05:59 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by alan_ri View Post
Start it from the terminal and post the output.
Unfortunately there is no out put by typing only 'googleearth' to run it.

should i type 'googleearth -something ' to get output?

Old 06-18-2008, 01:27 AM   #17
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I think I find where the problem is. It's some file's permission problem.

When run it with

sudo googleearth

then everything is OK. The reason why it can be ran for the first time is that for the first time I was asked to ran it by the installation window, when I was still root.

But I haven't located the file which need to be chmoded yet. I 'chmod -R 755' the googleearth installation folder but the problem is not solved. There must be some file elsewhere need to be chmod.
Old 06-18-2008, 05:06 AM   #18
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Try with /usr/bin/googleearth or similar,check that directory for the correct name of the file.
Old 01-31-2009, 09:00 PM   #19
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I was having the same problem with 4.3, so I did some digging and found a post on the Dream Linux forum that helped me.

Basically all you have to do is run

chown <username> -R .config
in a terminal from your home folder. Apparantly the Google Earth installer messes up some ownership/permissions for some per-user config files.
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Maybe an "extreme zoom-out" bug , try scrooling up and down.


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