How to install Google Earth on Linux Mint 17 64bit properly

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How to install Google Earth on Linux Mint 17 64bit properly

Postby Zorba on Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:32 am

As most of us have noticed Google Earth has been increasingly unstable on the lates Linux Mint/ Ubuntu releases, mainly 64bit versions. The most common issue is the application closing unexpectedly shot time after we launch it. Below is the best solution to avoid any hussle.

1- Add 32bit architecture:

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sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 && sudo apt-get update


2- Install 32bit libraries:

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sudo apt-get install ia32-libs


3- install googleearth-package:

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sudo apt-get install googleearth-package



4- Install google-earth-stable:i386 and not google-earth-stable:

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 sudo apt-get install google-earth-stable:i386



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Re: How to install Google Earth on Linux Mint 17 64bit prope

Postby kc1di on Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:01 am

Thanks for the how to, You can also install it from the software manager. works well for me.
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Re: How to install Google Earth on Linux Mint 17 64bit prope

Postby foole on Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:25 pm

I always had this instability with Google Earth. I am using Mint 17 64 bit Cinnamon. GE would always disappear immediately after opening. Same in Mint 16 and 15.

Thanks to the above instructions, GE works well.

Why can't this work right in 64bit? Why the need to revert to the 32bit version?
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Re: How to install Google Earth on Linux Mint 17 64bit prope

Postby kc1di on Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:05 am

foole wrote:I always had this instability with Google Earth. I am using Mint 17 64 bit Cinnamon. GE would always disappear immediately after opening. Same in Mint 16 and 15.

Thanks to the above instructions, GE works well.

Why can't this work right in 64bit? Why the need to revert to the 32bit version?


The problem is that GE is a 32 bit program and their is a problem with the ia32libs and other 32bit files it needs.
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Re: How to install Google Earth on Linux Mint 17 64bit prope

Postby foole on Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:34 am

kc1di wrote:
foole wrote:I always had this instability with Google Earth. I am using Mint 17 64 bit Cinnamon. GE would always disappear immediately after opening. Same in Mint 16 and 15.

Thanks to the above instructions, GE works well.

Why can't this work right in 64bit? Why the need to revert to the 32bit version?


The problem is that GE is a 32 bit program and their is a problem with the ia32libs and other 32bit files it needs.




Did not know that. Thanks for the info.
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Re: How to install Google Earth on Linux Mint 17 64bit prope

Postby zumarra on Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:04 pm

Hi!

Yes, the program works fine but Panoramio don't works...

I have uninstalled this version 7 and I have installed the 6 from here: http://google-earth.en.malavida.com/linux/download
and now the images look good.
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Re: How to install Google Earth on Linux Mint 17 64bit prope

Postby Darcy on Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:42 am

I wonder if people are reading the requirements when they download GE. It says on the right side of the DL screen that you need Linux - LSB 4
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