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Old 03-01-2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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Want to install Google Earth

I want to install Google Earth on my computer.
I have a Pentium 3 with 384 mb of ram. Is this sufficient?
Is it better to install this program in the root or home directory, as far as security or practicality?

I tried installing it as root and got this report:

root@Slack:/tmp# bash GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux
You don't seem to be running an X server (no DISPLAY set).
Google Earth and its installer both require X11.
Old 03-01-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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You should be able to install it as a normal user. If you want to install it globally to a place like /opt, login as a normal user, then switch to root by running "su" and not "su -". If you switch to root using "su -", you may have to export the display first e.g.
export DISPLAY= :0.0


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