Google Earth on LMDE Debian

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Google Earth on LMDE Debian

Postby Pepi » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:53 am

Any good sites or information on how to install it? I did a little searching and it wore me out :mrgreen: Appears Good Earth and Debian aren't friends :evil:

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Re: Google Earth on LMDE Debian

Postby phd21 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:05 am

Hi "Pepi",

How about using their easy to install Linux deb file?

I have read that this should be installed first

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sudo apt-get install lsb-core


Google Earth download page
https://www.google.com/earth/download/gep/agree.html

How to install Google Earth on Debian Stretch?
https://superuser.com/questions/1029983/how-to-install-google-earth-on-debian-stretch



Hope this helps ...
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Re: Google Earth on LMDE Debian

Postby Pepi » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:35 am

Thanks Phd21. I tried the below before posting and had no luck. The Google Earth client will run but it will only show my desktop wallpaper. If I click on go to browser mode it will run in the 'Lite Mode' through my browser. Must be a video problem with the client version?

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pepi@pepi ~ $ inxi -Fxzd
System:    Host: pepi Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.4)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.14.5+4)
           Distro: LinuxMint 2 betsy
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: G73Jh v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: G73Jh.205 date: 01/26/2010
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7 Q 720 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 13664
           Clock Speeds: 1: 933 MHz 2: 933 MHz 3: 933 MHz 4: 933 MHz
           5: 933 MHz 6: 933 MHz 7: 933 MHz 8: 933 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Broadway XT [Mobility Radeon HD 5870]
           bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.31hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD JUNIPER
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Juniper HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5700 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.0-4-amd64
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet
           driver: atl1c v: 1.0.1.1-NAPI port: a000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath9k bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 282.1GB (2.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Crucial_CT250MX2 size: 250.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Card_Reader size: 32.0GB
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT30N
           rev: AS02 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
           Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 230G used: 6.5G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 70.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 224 Uptime: 1:24 Memory: 1108.0/5910.1MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.9.2
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.1.28
pepi@pepi ~ $

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Re: Google Earth on LMDE Debian

Postby phd21 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:26 am

Hi "Pepi",

The command is just "inxi -Fxzd", can you please re-run and post those results or update your last ones? I would like to see the video info and other info. Your CPU and its cores and threads do not seem to be running at optimum levels either.

You can try this...
How to Install Google Earth in Linux With One Command
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-Google-Earth-in-Linux-the-easy-way/


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Google Earth on LMDE Debian

Postby Pepi » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:00 am

phd21 wrote:Hi "Pepi",

The command is just "inxi -Fxzd", can you please re-run and post those results or update your last ones? I would like to see the video info and other info. Your CPU and its cores and threads do not seem to be running at optimum levels either.

You can try this...
How to Install Google Earth in Linux With One Command
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-Google-Earth-in-Linux-the-easy-way/


Hope this helps ...


Tried this but it failed install ... I did edit the last post with the correct inxi -Fxzd. My Laptop doesn't run slow it's very fast

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pepi@pepi ~ $ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin && chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin && ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--2017-08-15 10:57:34--  http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)... 172.217.1.46, 2607:f8b0:4009:802::200e
Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)|172.217.1.46|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 33688483 (32M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘GoogleEarthLinux.bin’

GoogleEarthLinux.b 100%[=================>]  32.13M  1.86MB/s   in 17s   

2017-08-15 10:57:52 (1.90 MB/s) - ‘GoogleEarthLinux.bin’ saved [33688483/33688483]

Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 6.0.3.2197.............................................................................................
setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk2: error while loading shared libraries: libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk: error while loading shared libraries: libSM.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
The setup program seems to have failed on amd64

Fatal error, installer failed to run at all!
pepi@pepi ~ $

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Re: Google Earth on LMDE Debian

Postby phd21 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:28 am

Hi "Pepi",

I am not that familiar with the Debian versions of Linux Mint (LMDE), perhaps someone else who is can respond.

From what I just read about your computer's "Quad core Intel Core i7 Q 720" and its 8 processing threads, it should be running at 1.6ghz, but your results are showing just over half of that, perhaps when you are running stuff it will increase. You could change that to always run in performance mode, if you want. And, your bios is from 2010, have you checked for bios updates?

Google Earth installed on LMDE 2 "Betsy" 64bit
https://www.taringa.net/posts/linux/18555623/Instalar-Google-Earth-en-LMDE-2-Betsy-64bit.html

Here is another post where a user is having weird video display issues...
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=251204



Hope this helps ...
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Re: Google Earth on LMDE Debian

Postby kevinthefixer » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:49 pm

I had no problems at all simply downloading and installing Google's installer. Been a few years now but it still works. However, I checked in Software Manager, and there is a package there that creates a Debian package for it. It's called Googleearth-package. BTW I use LMDE2 Mate.


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