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Installed Googleearth is not on menu

Postby Mintdajim on Thu May 22, 2014 6:45 pm

So I installed Googleearth with Software Manager in Linux Mint Debian. It does not show on the menu. Any ideas why? I am a linux novice.
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Re: Installed Googleearth is not on menu

Postby tdockery97 on Thu May 22, 2014 6:56 pm

Google Earth is known for being problematic on Linux. First thing to try: Open Terminal and type:
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sudo apt-get -f install

If any dependencies failed to install this should install them.
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Re: Installed Googleearth is not on menu

Postby Mintdajim on Fri May 23, 2014 11:23 am

I ran sudo apt-get -f install. there is no change, any other ideas?
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Re: Installed Googleearth is not on menu

Postby GeneBenson on Fri May 23, 2014 6:47 pm

Hi Mintdajim,

Give this a try. In your File Manager go to: /usr/share/applications
See if you can find Googleearth in there. If you can't find it by name then perhaps you can recognize the icon. Open the file with your text editor and look for a line: OnlyShowIn=????;
If ???? is, for example GNOME, and you are running MATE then it will not show in the menu. You could edit the file in place, as Root, and remove the line. Even better would be to copy the file to your Home folder to: ~/.local/share/applications and edit it there. That's a hidden folder so make sure you can see them in your File Manager.

Hope this helps. :D
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Re: Installed Googleearth is not on menu

Postby Stickytoffeedog on Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:55 am

http://www.noobslab.com/2014/03/install ... linux.html This seems to have worked for me. I used the last one listed:
>> Alternative method For 64bit (Ubuntu 14.04/13.10)
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