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Old 21-02-2009
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How to install Google Earth in Ubuntu

Two methods to install Google Earth
  • Download Google Earth 5.0
  • Make the file executable
  • Type chmod + x. / GoogleEarthLinux.bin
  • 1.1.3. Start the installation
  • Type: sudo. / GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    and follow the installation (you can leave the defaults)

Add a shortcut in the main menu
  • Menu "System"> "Preferences"> "Main Menu".
  • Choose one of the menus (for example, "Education") and click on "New Item".
  • Type: Application
  • Name: Google Earth
  • Command: / usr / local / bin / googleearth
  • For the icon, click "No icon" and enter: / opt / google-earth / googleearth-icon.png
    Confirm everything.
  • And now: Google Earth has been added to our menu.

Deinstall Google Earth
  • Remove the directory / opt / google-earth and everything in it.
  • Delete the shortcut / usr / local / bin / googleearth
  • Delete the preferences directory ~ /. Googleearth
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Old 21-02-2009
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Re: How to install Google Earth in Ubuntu

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Google Earth is not available in the repositories of Ubuntu by default, but in the Medibuntu repositories.

Add Medibuntu Repositories source software

Add this source for Ubuntu Hardy:

deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ hardy free non-free

or this one for Ubuntu Intrepid

deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ intrepid free non-free

via "System"> "Administration"> "Software Sources"

It must then import the authentication key: for this, type:

wget-q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg-O-| sudo apt-key add --

Install Google Earth

Open a terminal and type: sudo aptitude install googleearth-4.3

When installation is complete, the shortcut is in the "Application"> "Internet".

Uninstall Google Earth

Just type sudo aptitude remove googleearth-4.3
or sudo aptitude purge googleearth-4.3 to remove the configuration files directory.
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