QuickTip: How To Properly Install Google Earth 6 On Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the ia32-libs library has been removed from the default repositories of Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamanader and so, Google Earth cannot be used on (AMD64) 64 bit Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander anymore, or at least, not without doing some tweaking.

For those who don’t know, the ia32-libs library enables the users to install 32 bit packages on 64 bit systems.

QuickTip: How To Properly Install Google Earth 6 On Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

In this guide I will show you what you have to do in order to successfully install Google Earth 6 on 64 bit Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander systems. Follow the instructions exactly, and everything should run smoothly:

$ wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/209784349/mix/googleearth-package_1.1.0_all.deb
$ sudo dpkg-i googleearth-package_1.1.0_all.deb
$ sudo apt-get install-f
$ make-googleearth-package
$ sudo dpkg-i-googleearth_6.2.2.6613 r0_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install libfreeimage3 lsb-core libcurl3 libsm6 libfontconfig1 libxt6 libxrender1 libxext6 libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri
$ sudo apt-get install -f

If you have font issues, this is how you fix the issue:

$ sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts p7zip-full
$ wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxfreedomfor/files/Font/replacement.7z
$ 7z x replacement.7z
$ cd replacement/
$ sudo cp -r * /opt/google/earth/free/

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4 comments on “QuickTip: How To Properly Install Google Earth 6 On Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander
  1. Mehraj says:

    After doing search from last two days. I finally got it. Thanks to you.

  2. noop says:

    It works perfect,after a slight change. THX Geekster!
    This is how I did it:
    1: $ wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/209784349/mix/googleearth-package_1.1.0_all.de^C
    2: $ sudo dpkg -i googleearth-package_1.1.0_all.deb
    3: $ sudo apt-get install -f
    4: $ make-googleearth-package
    !!so far so good, but then…
    5: $ sudo dpkg -i googleearth_6.0.3.2197+1.1.0-1_amd64.deb
    then again like above…
    6: $ sudo apt-get install -f

  3. mike says:

    Thanks, this one works
    (I used the noop way)

  4. leoamaro says:

    Thanks, everyone, especially noop! It’s finally working!

    Leo

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