How to Install Google Earth in Linux With One Command

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Introduction: How to Install Google Earth in Linux With One Command

Installing software in Linux can be tricky sometimes for the beginners. In this instructable, you can install Google Earth with only one command.

Step 1: Installation

Just go to terminal, paste this command and press enter and it will download and install it for you:

wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin && chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin && ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin

It can't get any easier.

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    This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!

    This does not work for me.

    once downloaded in terminal I'm told to type "googleearth" to launch well when I do this it reports back " unable to find command.

    some advice please

    regards

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    Longshanks66 - The "unable to find command" is a bash (or whatever command-line shell you are using) output. You usually find a compiled binary in the folder that it was compiled in. Sometimes when you download an installer/compiler it makes it's own folders, and you will usually find the compiled binary in THAT folder. IF the installer/compiler binary (unlikely though) copies the output-binary, in this case "googleearth", to /usr/bin/ or some other folder where the system usr has permissions to execute, then running "googleearth" with bash, will look in those folders and then execute it. Apparently not in this case. So. It's likely that you need to precede ./ to the command, thus: ./googleearth OR you could precede the command with /home/Longshanks66/googleearth.

    Well, that easy one step didn't work for me.

    That link has Google Earth for GNU/Linux 6.0.3.2197

    While the download page leads to 7.1.7.2606-r0 (which can't install in my case)

    Nothing is ever easy in Linus for a newbie. First, chmod is not allowed, so you get an error. Tried running the chmod with its own sudo. No joy. Tried from gui file manager. No joy. So the file is in my home directory, but I'm not allowed to use it. Finally got permissions changed (had to use a+x) on Mint 18. Tried running from terminal and from file manager. System asks what I want to use to "open" it. Sigh ...

    Wow that was too easy! I have been struggling for an hour going through all the Google links on how to install "Google earth on Linex" Than came to yous. Fantastic so easy.

    Thank you

    ed@sarava ~ $ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleE... && chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin && ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    --2015-11-11 17:53:22-- http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleE...
    Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)... 189.6.76.157, 189.6.76.178, 189.6.76.152, ...
    Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)|189.6.76.157|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 33688483 (32M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: ‘GoogleEarthLinux.bin’

    100%[======================================>] 33.688.483 128KB/s in 4m 53s

    2015-11-11 17:58:16 (112 KB/s) - ‘GoogleEarthLinux.bin’ saved [33688483/33688483]

    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 6.0.3.2197.............................................................................................
    loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option

    loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option

    loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option

    Installing mimetypes...
    Installing desktop menu entries...
    Installing desktop icon...
    /home/ed/googleearth: 18: exec: ./googleearth-bin: not found

    so, what happens???

    can i do something?

    linux mint

    It is easier, than using this guide. You just go to

    http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html, google will check your user agent and automatically give you a link to the package that you need for your OS. If you aren't specifically using a distribution that doesn't have a GUI for installing packages then you will be able to install it with a couple clicks.

    Hi, how do I remove it after installing it this way? Just deleting the whole folder?

    Your command, as shown, worked perfectly with Linux Mint 17 KDE. I appreciate your work and thanks, J.Dwyer / RaymondTerryAuthor.

    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 6.0.3.2197.............................................................................................
    This version of Google Earth requires LSB 4.0 support which you
    do not seem to have.
    ./setup.sh: 285: [: missing ]
    No passwd entry for user 'yum install redhat-lsb'
    loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option

    loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option

    loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option

    Installing mimetypes...
    Installing desktop menu entries...
    Installing desktop icon...

    can anybody suggest the remedy.... please

    I am using LINUX BOSS

    this will run on the pi as well right?

    it can get easier. You just speak a voice command

    Wow, lots of work for something that should be simple.
    How about explaining what each part of the command means?
    I'm thinking of installing Linux (played with and was impressed with a live CD), but
    if I have to use the Terminal to install a program... I might as well re-install MS-DOS.
    One thought, some are having problems but are using an outdated version of Ubuntu, eg v8.04 and v9.10., Have you ever thought that what you need to run Google Earth is probably part of a more resent version of your OS?

    erm... would be great... but here is my result!

    $ sudo wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin && chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin && ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    [sudo] password:
    --2011-09-27 13:57:31-- http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    Resolving dl.google.com... 74.125.153.136
    Connecting to dl.google.com|74.125.153.136|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 33688483 (32M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `GoogleEarthLinux.bin.2'

    100%[======================================>] 33,688,483 37.9K/s in 15m 38s

    2011-09-27 14:13:11 (35.1 KB/s) - `GoogleEarthLinux.bin.2' saved [33688483/33688483]

    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 6.0.3.2197.............................................................................................
    setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Document is empty

    ^
    setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Start tag expected, '<' not found

    ^
    Couldn't load 'setup.data/setup.xml'
    $

    any ideas please, using (x)ubuntu?

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    found another way to do it!
    http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-google-earth.html

    Awesome, wait, what, you don't have to use any commands in windows or mac? (don't get technical please) you just drag it or double click, HOLY CRAP I WISH I FOUND THIS OUT SOONER, DOUBLE CLICK INSTALLATIONS ARE AMAZING.
    lol ;)