This simple and brief tutorial shows you how to install and use Google Earth in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. If you’re currently using Google Earth in Windows or other systems and want to do the same in Ubuntu, then this tutorial will show you how to accomplish that. As with our previous tutorials, this one should be quick and easy and new users to Ubuntu will appreciate it.
To get started, go to Ubuntu Software Center from Ubuntu’s launcher.
Then search for and install googleearth-package
Also install lsb-core
After installing the two programs above, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When Terminal opens, type the command below to install Google Earth Package.
sudo make-googleearth-package --force
Wait for Google Earth Package to finish downloading. Then go to your Home Folder.
Double click googleearth_6.x.x.x.deb
If Google Earth Package will not install via Ubuntu Software Center, open Terminal and run the command below:
sudo dpkg -i googleearth_6.x.x.deb
If for some reasons the fonts are not showing ok, install this program and try again.
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer