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Old 07-15-2007, 04:54 PM   #1
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google earth install stops

greetings forum,
i just did a fresh install of slackware 12.0. i have some small slack experience via vector. i downloaded and tried to install google earth but the install starts and then stops. see below.
root@slack:/home/dave# cd /home/dave/
root@slack:/home/dave# sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.1.7076.4458..........................................................................
No protocol specified
any ideas on the failure mode?
Old 07-15-2007, 05:05 PM   #2
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I think you used "su" in a terminal window to switch to root. Google installer needs to use X windows and probably it can not do so in your case. Try doing

xhost +

before you su into root. When you're done, don't forget to do

xhost -

(for security reasons).
Old 07-15-2007, 05:08 PM   #3
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Try scripts from I just installed GoogleEarth (4.1.7076.4458) from here and works fine.
Old 07-15-2007, 05:47 PM   #4
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ok, xhost +/- did the trick. i did not see google earth over at slackbuild. i did a search with no results and looked the various
cats. i am sure i just missed it.


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