Installing Google Earth

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    james3

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    Anybody knows if it's possible to install google earth on Linpus Acer Aspire One and how to do that?

    thanks for attention

    greetings
     
    james3, Jul 19, 2008
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    dreniac

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    Well I haven't got a One yet.
    But my guesses are that this will cause some problems.
    First the graphic card might not cope with 3D that easily as with a Desktop.
    Secondly as it is Fedora based, it might cause other problems and some tweaking to get it to work.

    So it would be trial and error. A restore might be required and some Linux knowledge as well.
    Well if you dare (at own riks) you could try using this instructions (after backing up your own files):

    1) Download on the One with Firefox:
    http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html

    2)open terminal (alt-F2 xterm) (see other post on how to do this)

    3)Use the following commands (bold):
    su
    Password:
    cd Downloads (or cd /home/user/Downloads)
    chmod a+x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin


    4) Follow the instructions.

    5) Alt-F2 and type googleearth


    Or you can wait till someone will try this on a fresh system, where a restore is no problem.
     
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    Well .... good news for the patient once ;)

    I have just installed version 4.3 and the first time it takes a little long to load but further it runs just fine (just be patient!! takes some minutes) :cool:
     
    qbic2005, Jul 25, 2008
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    I'll have yet to confirm this for myself, but it could well be that you have to have compiz fusion running for google-earth to work....
     
    qbic2005, Aug 3, 2008
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    roydonaldson

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    I've installed this now and got it working, but realised I don't really have any use. How do I go about
    Uninstalling it ?

    Thanks,
    Roy.
     
    roydonaldson, Aug 14, 2008
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    hintss

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    to install google earth, go to earth.google.com then download the linux binary by clicking the download link. next go to the folder that you saved it to and open a ternimal. Lastly type:

    sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

    Then hit enter. This will start the insatller program for google earth. However once started it is extremely slow.
     
    hintss, Aug 16, 2008
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    roydonaldson

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    You uninstall it, by going into the install directory and there is a uninstall program in there. Open a terminal window in the directory and run the uninstaller and it cleans itself up.

    Not worth having really as it runs so slowly.

    Roy.
     
    roydonaldson, Aug 17, 2008
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    Sorry about bumping such an old post, but I installed Google Earth and after experiencing how poorly it runs I am trying to remove it, but when I run sh uninstall I get an error, Could not find a usable uninstall program. Aborting. Help me please, this program is less than useless on these systems.
     
    Shad0wguy, Sep 16, 2008
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