Saturday, January 28, 2012

Google Earth 6.0.3 on Slackware

It's just a few minutes after my previous post about a broken Google Earth 6.0.3 on Slackware and now i have found the solution for that kind of problem, so here's the solution to install the latest Google Earth on Linux (tested here on Slackware Linux):
./GoogleEarthLinux.bin --target /tmp/ge --noexec
cd /tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/
cd /tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86_64/ (64-bit)
mv setup.gtk setup.gtk2
cd /tmp/ge
./setup.sh (it can be installed using root or normal account)
If for some reason you failed to launch the Google Earth, make sure you have created a symlink to comply with LSB that Google requires by running this as root:
ln -sf /lib/ld-linux.so.2 /lib/ld-lsb.so.3

Here's a screenshot to a working Google Earth installation on my desktop: