Google Earth only works as "sudo"

Graham Watkins at
Wed May 21 15:41:56 UTC 2008

Tommy Trussell wrote:
> I found a discussion on the ubuntu forums that discusses this:
> according to that discussion, the problem occurs when you run Google
> Earth as sudo the first time, so the permissions get set wrong.
> According to that discussion, the simple fix is to open a terminal and
> type two commands. (You can copy each line straight from these lines
> and paste them into your terminal -- the $USER variable should
> automagically be replaced by your username.)
> sudo chown $USER:users ~/.googleearth -R
> sudo chown $USER:users ~/.local -R
Fixed. Thanks a lot!

Graham Watkins

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