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  1. #1

    Default Google Earth

    I was just trying to install Google earth and I got the following error message:

    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.3.7284.3916..............................................................
    You don't seem to be running an X server (no DISPLAY set).
    Google Earth and its installer both require X11.
    Aborting...

    The command I used to try to install the bin file was:
    sudo sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

    Same is the case when I tried to install some other apps.

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    Default Re: Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by jaikjoel
    I was just trying to install Google earth and I got the following error
    message:

    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux
    4.3.7284.3916..............................................................
    You don't seem to be running an X server (no DISPLAY set).
    Google Earth and its installer both require X11.
    Aborting...

    The command I used to try to install the bin file was:
    sudo sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

    Same is the case when I tried to install some other apps.
    Hi
    You install it as your user, then it will create the google directory,
    shortcut etc in your home directory.

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  3. #3
    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Google Earth

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    Any particular reason you are trying to install as 'root'? The last
    time I installed it I was able to just install as a regular user so I
    didn't have to do any magic exporting X or anything. It installs nicely
    in a home directory (or wherever) and runs from there.

    Good luck.





    jaikjoel wrote:
    > I was just trying to install Google earth and I got the following error
    > message:
    >
    > Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    > Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux
    > 4.3.7284.3916..............................................................
    > You don't seem to be running an X server (no DISPLAY set).
    > Google Earth and its installer both require X11.
    > Aborting...
    >
    > The command I used to try to install the bin file was:
    > sudo sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
    >
    > Same is the case when I tried to install some other apps.
    >
    >

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  4. #4

    Default Re: Google Earth

    Ok will try to install in my user instead of root.
    But any idea why I am having probs installing as root?

  5. #5

    Default Re: Google Earth

    Ok I managed to install it, but any idea why I cant perform the install as root?

  6. #6
    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Google Earth

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    You haven't propery exported your display.

    sux -
    /path/to/the/installer.bin

    Good luck.





    jaikjoel wrote:
    > Ok will try to install in my user instead of root.
    > But any idea why I am having probs installing as root?
    >
    >

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  7. #7

    Default Re: Google Earth

    Which means what exactly? I need someone to explain what proper exporting of video is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaikjoel
    Ok I managed to install it, but any idea why I cant perform the install
    as root?
    Hi
    When you run the sudo command the environment variable $DISPLAY is not
    exported, therefore the application (which requires an X display)
    doesn't know where/how to run.

    The question begs to be asked though, why would you wish to install as
    root user, googleearth only installs at a user level, not system wide?

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  9. #9
    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Google Earth

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    Good question, and I'm not sure how technical to go, so Google will help
    you:

    export x windows

    Anyway, Google for that and if you have specific questions I'll try to
    help. Basically it means redirecting X output to/from an X windows
    server... kinda. Well anyway that's what your error means. The
    commands I posted should get you around it.

    Good luck.





    jaikjoel wrote:
    > Which means what exactly? I need someone to explain what proper
    > exporting of video is.
    >
    >

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  10. #10

    Default Re: Google Earth

    Ok Thanks will try that.

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