'How to install Google Earth in Ubuntu' is one of the most commonly asked questions by our readers. Most of them tries to search for Google Earth in Ubuntu Software Center and gets the googleearth-package. Obviously, its not what you are looking for. Here is how you install Google Earth in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal the right way.
How to Install Google Earth in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal?
- You need to install the following packages in Ubuntu first of all. Open Terminal and copy paste the following command.
sudo apt-get install googleearth-package lsb-core
- Now, make Google Earth package.
sudo make-googleearth-package --force
- Done. Latest Google Earth DEB package will be now downloaded to your system. Mine was called googleearth_126.96.36.1997+0.6.0-1_i386.deb and will normally be available in your Home partition. Numbering might change depending on the version downloaded at the time. Simply Double Click to install it.
- OR if the double click doesn't worked, do the following in Terminal.
sudo dpkg -i /PATH/TO/googleearth_188.8.131.527+0.6.0-1_i386.deb
- Replace the /PATH/TO with the location of Google Earth DEB package in your Ubuntu.
- Done. Google Earth is now successfully installed in your Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. Simply search for it in Ubuntu Dash.
Hope it works smoothly for you. If you are not able to successfully install Google Earth in Ubuntu following the steps above, feel free to leave a comment. Thank you for reading.