Oct 16, 2010

How to install Google Earth in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

Installing Google Earth in Ubuntu Maverick is very simple. For Ubuntu Maverick 64 bit users,they need to install the dependance package: ia32-libs and lib32nss-mdns.

Open up a terminal window from Applications -> Accessories menu and run:
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs lib32nss-mdns

After the installation of ia32-libs and lib32nss-mdns complete.
Then install googleearth-package from the default repository using this command:
sudo apt-get install googleearth-package

Then run the command:
make-googleearth-package --force

it will take a moment and finally generate a deb package.
Install the deb by the command (change the package name to yours):
sudo dpkg -i googleearth.deb

Finally,launch Google Earth from Applications – > Internet menu.

How to install Google Earth in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick


i have tried every which way including your method of installing Google Earth in Maverick 32bit, medirepository, and using your terminal commands, its a no go. if i use sh to uncompress the .bin file it says file is empty. i ve also tried this on 2 systems with 10.10, same result, for those using 10.04 i recommend getting google earth first with mediubuntu repository