Wednesday, July 25, 2012

[HOW TO] Install Google Earth in Xubuntu

Google Earth is a virtual globe. Here's how to install it in Xubuntu.

Google Earth running on Xubuntu 12.04
Google Earth running on Xubuntu 12.04

Install

Copy and paste the line bellow on a terminal window.

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - && sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list' && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install google-earth-stable -y

Usage

Google Earth can be accessed via Applications Menu > Internet > Google Earth or typing the following command: googleearth.

References

3rd Party Repository: Google Earth

19 comments:

  1. Mr. Santos, you have my undying gratitude. I have been tearing my hair out trying to get Google Earth installed in Xubuntu 12.04 with no success. I used your command and it's installed and running. Thank you SO much!

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    1. I can confirm that this works in 12.10 as well. I just installed it and so far, so good.
      Thanks for your extraordinarily helpful site, I am SO glad I found it! :-)

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    2. @mrsfixit
      You're welcome and thank you.

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  2. Thanks Wilson 2 hours of serch and finally find the solution!!!

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  3. thank's Wilson :)

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  4. Hi,Wilson. My question is how we can remove google-earth after the installation follow your tutorial?

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  5. Thank you very much. I am just a user, not so familair with commandlines. You helped me very good. Thanks again.........

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  6. Thank you very much!. Great effective solution!

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  7. Hello Mr.Wilson, thanks for your helpful posts
    I have a problem thou with googleearth installation in Xubuntu
    ending with (italian version)

    "
    E: Impossibile impostare il blocco /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Risorsa temporaneamente non disponibile)
    E: Impossibile acquisire il blocco sulla directory di amministrazione (/var/lib/dpkg/). Un altro processo potrebbe tenerla occupata.
    "

    any idea of what's missing?
    thanks in advance anyhow
    matteo

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    1. That usually happens when another package management application is open at the same time (like Synaptic).

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  8. Hello,

    I tried to install GEarth in many ways, but none has been successfull here at Xubuntu. I've downloaded packages from Google Website, and tried also explanation like these:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/404725/google-earth-wont-launch-on-xubuntu-13-10
    http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Google-Earth-on-Ubuntu-Linux

    Then I came to your tutorial and get this error message:
    *
    Os pacotes a seguir têm dependências desencontradas:
    google-earth-stable : Depende: ia32-libs mas não é instalável
    E: Impossível corrigir problemas, você manteve (hold) pacotes quebrados.
    **

    Always this "ia32-libs" package appears in error messages, but I still have not found (ooops :P) how to replace this missing package in a 64bits OS.
    Can you help me? I need to do some work at Google Earth, and don't want to reinstall Windows 7 just for this work :)

    Thanks

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    1. Are you using Xubuntu 13.10 64bits?

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    2. Enough said here.... Thank YOU! just installed in Xubuntu

      anonymous January 18, 2013 at 4:29 PM
      Mr. Santos, you have my undying gratitude. I have been tearing my hair out trying to get Google Earth installed in Xubuntu 12.04 with no success. I used your command and it's installed and running. Thank you SO much!

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