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Fixing Google Earth Linux Install

Ive noticed on several computers now, Google Earth is not installing properly anymore. I’ll get an error message like this one…

Verifying archive integrity… All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 5.2.1.1588……………………………………………………..
I/O error : No such file or directory
setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Document is empty
^
setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Start tag expected, ‘<‘ not found ^ ./setup.sh: line 158: 6765 Segmentation fault “$setup” “$@”

Not to worry. I’ll download their “GoogleEarthLinux.bin” file to my home directory, right click the file and go to the properties and permissions tab, setting it to allow executing of the file as a program. and then in the terminal type this:

./GoogleEarthLinux.bin –target /tmp/ge
cd /tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/
mv setup.gtk setup.gtk2
cd /tmp/ge
./setup.sh

The last line of the code above, “./setup.sh” will require you to press enter again in the terminal and then the Google Earth install will launch fine. Install as you wish and you should be good to go!

Photo above is from the “flight simulator mode” flying into Catalina Island, California. If you are reading this late into the night, grab a couple beers and try out flying underwater. Maybe we can find Atlantis…

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I am a linux user for over 10 years and Ubuntu linux is my only operating system. I originally made the jump from Windows to Ubuntu and open source back in early 2007 (using Ubuntu 6.10) for privacy and virus concerns.

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