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How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« on: March 25, 2021, 11:43:06 AM »
 

Kenneth Taylor

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I have a simple goal:  to download and install Google Earth in Lenux Lite so that I can open the program by clicking on icon or selecting it from a menu.  I have been unsuccessful in getting there.  I have searched the internet for instructions.  I have copied codes and pasted them into my terminal.  I have followed instructions on at least five webpages.  I have become frustrated.

Should I give up and return to Windows?
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Re: How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2021, 11:57:20 AM »
 

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Hello Kenneth Taylor,

have you tried this tutorial ?
https://itsfoss.com/install-google-earth-ubunu/

Or this one ?
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GoogleEarth
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Re: How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 12:01:38 PM »
 

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I just got this link from the browser version of Google Earth. Worked great.
https://www.google.com/earth/versions/#download-pro

I think you just double click the .deb file to install but it's been a while. :-)The default is to open with GDebi Package installer or you can save the download. Click on "install package" and it will install.
The link to open it after it is installed will be in the internet section of the menu.
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Re: How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 01:41:37 PM »
 

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Not one of these suggestions worked.  I still cannot click on an icon or go to a menu and open the program. 

Also, I have tried all of the above several times already.

Unless somebody knows how to make this work, I give up.
 

Re: How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2021, 01:51:41 PM »
 

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Re: How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2021, 02:15:44 PM »
 

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I added an icon that did not open Google Earth.  And the program is not even on "All Applications."  I GIVE UP.
 

Re: How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2021, 02:17:32 PM »
 

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Installing programs in Windows is easy.
 

Re: How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2021, 02:20:07 PM »
 

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I added an icon that did not open Google Earth.  And the program is not even on "All Applications."  I GIVE UP.

Follow this and post the screenshot of the results for the Google Earth Installation -
https://askubuntu.com/questions/87415/how-can-i-find-out-if-a-specific-program-is-installed
 

Re: How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2021, 02:23:35 PM »
 

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I have already moved past that screen, which is gone. 

Besides, I have wasted too much precious time on this matter already. 

The replacement for my dying computer will have MS Windows.
 

Re: How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2021, 02:32:49 PM »
 

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The link is to allow you to name/specify, any software and it checks if it is installed on your computer.
 

Re: How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2021, 02:34:29 PM »
 

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To be clear, my newer computer (with Linux Lite) was supposed to replace my dying computer, the one with MS Windows.  That dying computer still sets on my desk.  I have Google Earth on it.  The replacement for that computer will have MS Windows, too, and I will even get to keep using MS Word, too.  I will keep the Linux computer, but know better than to waste time trying to download certain programs (such as Google Earth) onto it.
 

Re: How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2021, 02:35:32 PM »
 

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Windows is much simpler than Linux.
 

Re: How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2021, 11:00:24 AM »
 

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Linux Lite comes with the Gdebi installer onboard and google earth will install automatically with it from the GUI. Reply #2 was correct in that assumption and correct about where the icon will appear. Linux Lite is based on Ubuntu but it is not Ubuntu and so it is generally is less buggy. Ubuntu web pages do not necessarily address buggy behavior in Linux Lite and so do not always give sensible instructions for using Linux Lite. If you would have asked here FIRST you wouldn't be having the trouble you are having. Your problem now is that you have several failed attempts at incorrectly installing software thus disallowing further successful attempts without cleaning up the mess first.

RT*M = https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/software.html?q=gdebi&x=4&y=8&per_page=7&matchtype=0

Though it is likely beyond your skill set, there is also software available in synaptic to build your own personal Debian package of google earth. If you think Windows is simpler, I wish you luck with that. Installing fatware (programs laden with trackers) in Windows is easy for a reason... $$$$$ to the devs via ads and other paid analytical incentives. Google earth is that kind of proprietary code as well, so with Linux security, performance will be slightly decreased.

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Re: How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2021, 11:30:02 AM »
 

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I never have any difficulty installing a program in Windows, unlike Linux.
 

Re: How do I install Google Earth in Linux Lite?
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2021, 01:06:44 PM »
 

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I never have any difficulty installing a program in Windows, unlike Linux.

Have you a MAC?
What about day 1 windows... You are somewhat correct in the statement - double clicking a exe or msi is easy.. That is the same for .deb.. I find apt install even simpler.
Its not necessarily the install - but what you're looking for.

Example - any application in Lite Software will be easy (made that way) anything in Synaptic will be fairly easy as is apt ... PPA's can be easy to install from (keeping them up to date is another).

There is a lot of great info on these forums and a lot of helpful folks here.
If you find yourself thinking its going to be too much, it doesn't hurt to ask first... Heck your 1st response was in 10 minutes...

Depending on what you've tried - it maybe better to start fresh...
And if you haven't yet this would be a good for future...

Having a restore point is generally a good idea.. In LL its Time Shift, you can easily back and restore - I highly suggest making a restore point prior to installing or by habit do it monthly.
You can easily revert back to a good set up and can be easier that attempting to undo (depending on what you doing)..
*this should be done in Windows - any BSOD has taught us that...

If anything your time has not been wasted - you're trying something new and learning along the way...

Good luck

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