[SOLVED] Cannot launch google earth Debian 9 Stretch 64 bit

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[SOLVED] Cannot launch google earth Debian 9 Stretch 64 bit

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2018-04-07 14:38

Hi!I am a Debian newbie having installed Debian 9 Stretch 64 bit.I have tried installing google earth first by adding the following repository below on /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main

Next I installed the 2 packages below

apt-get install googleearth-package

apt-get install lsb-core

I assumed I had fully installed google earth but I how do I launch it?When I search for applications I cant find it.
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Re: Cannot launch google earth Debian 9 Stretch 64 bit

Postby bw123 » 2018-04-07 15:00

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Nobody can figure out your desktop menu, or what the pkg you installed will do better than you can. The reason is because nobody can guess what desktop or menu system you are using. Most packages have a readme file, or a man page, or some other documentation.

I often use 'apropos' command from a terminal when I can't find something.

Try typing 'apropos earth' from a terminal? Also some menu systems will search for a link when you start typing, so try opening the menu and type GOO and see if that helps. Documentation is usually in /usr/share/doc/PKGNAME

Please make some effort to find the answer before starting a lot of threads. The forum is a friendly place for the most part, but some people discourage a lot of new threads for really simple questions.
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Re: Cannot launch google earth Debian 9 Stretch 64 bit

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2018-04-07 15:28

I have installed google earth ec stable and google earth ec stable from synaptic package manager and I can launch both successfully.
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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot launch google earth Debian 9 Stretch 64

Postby stevepusser » 2018-04-07 18:07

You can now also download debs of Google Earth Pro free directly from Google, though the latest version has known bugs that make it unusable with my Intel Skylake 520 GPU. Since I have an Optimus laptop with Bumblebee working, I can get it working if I start it with optirun so the Nvidia card does the 3D rendering. The bug report I found also had a link to a slightly older deb of GE Pro that did work with the Intel GPU, too.
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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot launch google earth Debian 9 Stretch 64

Postby carthago » 2018-04-09 18:54

i also installed deb file with dpkg and now google-earth does not run the program. how to run it? apropos does find nothing
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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot launch google earth Debian 9 Stretch 64

Postby stevepusser » 2018-04-09 22:18

Exactly what deb file did you install, and how did you do it? Please provide details, including terminal commands and output.
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