Google Earth for Linux

Derek Broughton derek at
Sat Mar 7 13:53:22 UTC 2009

Chris Mohler wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 1:37 PM, Chris <racerx at> wrote:
>> On Fri, 06 Mar 2009 14:03:10 -0500
>> Rob <robfleet at> wrote:
>>> Has anyone had any difficulty with Google Earth?  I downloaded it and
>>> it seemed to install fine (from the command line) and even installed
>>> it's own menu list/icon in the Internet section of the Applications
>>> list but when I click on the icon (also installed on the desktop), it
>>> "crashes". In other words, it appears about to activate itself but
>>> then disappears completely.
>> Same here. Both new and old version. That being said, if you open a
>> terminal, it will run from there. Odd as that is.
> Try moving or deleting your ~/.googleearth directory...  The installer
> creates a prefs file as root that can choke GE...

And if that doesn't work, start it from the menu, then look in

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