Install Google Earth in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

This brief and simple tutorial shows you how to install Google Earth in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). This is going to be short and easy, and if you ever wanted to correctly install Google Earth in Ubuntu, then follow the below steps carefully.

Without wasting anymore of your time, lets’ get going.

Objectives:

  • Install Google Earth in Ubuntu 12.04
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When Terminal opens, run the commands below to download the current version of Google Earth.

wget http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb

 

google_earth_precise_1

 

Next, run the commands below to install Google Earth.

sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb

 

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If you receive errors after running the above commands because of missing dependencies, run the commands below to force the installation and to install all dependencies.

sudo apt-get install -f

 

google_earth_precise_3

 

Enjoy!

 

google_earth_precise

 

For 64-bit systems, download Google Earth 64-bit from here and follow the guide above to install it.

wget http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb

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28 Comments

  1. Thanks for the installation guide but it does not work for me. Google earth crashes upon startup giving out error messages: Major Version 7
    Minor Version 0
    Build Number 0002
    Build Date Dec 13 2012
    Build Time 17:54:43
    OS Type 3
    OS Major Version 3
    OS Minor Version 2
    OS Build Version 0
    OS Patch Version 0
    Crash Signal 11
    Crash Time 1361874971
    Up Time 1.04088

    Stacktrace from glibc:
    ./libgoogleearth_free.so(+0x1e9fab)[0x3d5fab]
    ./libgoogleearth_free.so(+0x1ea1f3)[0x3d61f3]
    [0x759400]

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    Google Earth has caught signal 11.

    We apologize for the inconvenience, but Google Earth has crashed.
    This is a bug in the program, and should never happen under normal
    circumstances. A bug report and debugging data have been written
    to this text file:

    Any Ideas what to do? I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

    Thanks.

  2. Thank you very much for your help!
    It is very wonderful to find in the web people like you, who helps other people with lesser knowledge, like me.
    From Buenos Aires, Argentina: cheers and have a nice day. Thank you.
    Cleto

  3. I didn’t notice the 64 bit instructions until I had already installed the 32 bit.

    Google Earth showed up in my menus, but wouldn’t run.

    Then I did my best to install the 64 bit.

    Google Earth still shows up in the menus, once, but still nothing happens when I click it.

  4. I installed Google earth on Ubuntu 12.04. When I run it I am not seeing the satellite images of the earth. I do get the boundaries, the streets even 3D buildings. What am I missing.

  5. hi guys
    i can’t install google earth on ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. i got follow message and i don’t know what should i do?
    please , help me.

    sudo apt-get install lsb-core
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    lsb-core : Depends: libc6-i386 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: lib32z1 but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

  6. I’ve installed Google Earth 6.0.3.2197 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTC and it was working for some time. Now it does nor work with the message: “Google earth can’t connect to input server. Check your internet connection and try again. Error code c000000c”. Internet connection is OK, but GE does not work. Any ideas?

  7. Also tried all the instructions suggested by Richard. It still wont run. Does having a Wubi install of Ubuntu make a difference? I used to run a wubi install of ubuntu 11.10 before upgrading. Google earth worked just fine then. Ever since i upgraded to to 12.04 it just wont work.

  8. hello,

    thank you very much for this tutorial….but I am new with ubuntu aftre 30 yers with windos…i did everything ….I find the icon google heart in my desk…but this not boot…..what could i do
    regards
    guy-michel

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