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    I am running Open Suse 11.4 and have been trying to install Google Earth, but after trying some of the fixes showed on the Internet have had no luck, what do I have to do to get it to install and work on Open suse 11.4......thanks

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    Default Re: google earth

    On 03/24/2011 04:36 AM, nitewalker41 wrote:
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    > I am running Open Suse 11.4 and have been trying to install Google
    > Earth, but after trying some of the fixes showed on the Internet have
    > had no luck, what do I have to do to get it to install and work on Open
    > suse 11.4......thanks


    where on the internet have you been looking?

    this is openSUSE, and it best to look to folks who use openSUSE *first*

    for example: http://tinyurl.com/6dcotau

    and, tell us in what way and when during the install process are you
    having what kinds of failures..

    i outline here the entire process:

    you go to google earth <http://www.google.com/earth/download/> select
    and down load and do you pick the correct package for you 32 or 64 bit
    openSUSE, click accept/download and select to open with Install/Remove
    Software....and click ok..

    and then it asks you for your root password, so you give that and
    click ok again..

    and, software manager starts wanting to install google earth, and you
    click the accept button..

    and, it whirs and blinks a few moments, downloads some stuff...and
    when all activity has ended you click Finish..

    then you go to the system menu, and find the google earth icon and
    click on it, and it works..(or it does here, just that easy....when,
    where and how did it go bad for you???)

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    The current version of gogole earth straight from their website installed and ran without a problem for me.

    There is a suse rpm available. I DL'd it and ran (as root):

    rpm -Uvh google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

    This way it was installed and added it's repository to the repos (funny how?).

    Never the less, it runs excellently, with the little person to go down to 3D street mode .

    For further questions I will help, go ahead.
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    Still not working, I redownloaded the program from Google and followed step by step as DenverD mentioned, download went alright and install seemed to work alright [it poped up saying it was already installed and did I want to replace old file, I said yes to replace old file], and it was added as new app, but when I clicked on it nothing happened, I then ran the rpm thatmieszkaniec_lasu mentioned and got following results...

    nitewalker@linux-w71t:~> rpm -Uvh google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
    error: open of google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm failed: No such file or directory
    nitewalker@linux-w71t:~>

    When I ran ls -l got following:

    nitewalker@linux-w71t:~> ls -l
    total 44
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 23 10:50 bin
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 24 11:47 Desktop
    drwxr-xr-x 5 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 23 10:24 Documents
    drwxr-xr-x 3 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 23 08:35 Downloads
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 21 09:46 Music
    drwxr-xr-x 24 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 24 20:57 MyFiles
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 25 09:05 Pictures
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 21 09:46 Public
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 21 09:45 public_html
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 21 09:46 Templates
    drwxr-xr-x 3 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 23 08:18 Videos

    What am I doing wrong? thanks in advance for you help

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    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    Which repository has the RPM for Suse? I would like to add the repo then install the RPM.
    The thing added to my repos is
    http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/rpm/stable/x86_64

    http://wstaw.org/m/2011/03/26/blog-googleearth1.png

    but

    I've got...



    BUT ! :

    When clicking "Download Google Earth", in next site you are presented with the options:



    - choose yer system's architecture (32 or 64 bit).

    And after this download, open a terminal window, cd to the directory where you downloaded it to and run the following commands:

    su -

    rpm -Uvh google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

    If your architecture is 32 bit, this wil not contain x86_64 in it's name, but i586, i686, i386.

    This RPM works perfectly here!
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    Default Re: google earth

    Got it
    Thanks for the link
    Runs well for me -- on Tumbleweed FWIW
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    Quote Originally Posted by mieszkaniec_lasu View Post

    ...And after this download, open a terminal window, cd to the directory where you downloaded it to and run the following commands:

    su -

    rpm -Uvh google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

    If your architecture is 32 bit, this wil not contain x86_64 in it's name, but i586, i686, i386.

    This RPM works perfectly here!
    Actually, the order is following:

    1. cd /home/your_user/where_you_downloaded_the_RPM/
    2. rpm -Uvh google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

    @Swerdna, I am glad it helped. I appreciate your samba instructions. All sharing and printing here at home over wireless.

    Best regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitewalker41 View Post
    Still not working, I redownloaded the program from Google and followed step by step as DenverD mentioned, download went alright and install seemed to work alright [it poped up saying it was already installed and did I want to replace old file, I said yes to replace old file], and it was added as new app, but when I clicked on it nothing happened, I then ran the rpm thatmieszkaniec_lasu mentioned and got following results...

    nitewalker@linux-w71t:~> rpm -Uvh google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
    error: open of google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm failed: No such file or directory
    nitewalker@linux-w71t:~>

    When I ran ls -l got following:

    nitewalker@linux-w71t:~> ls -l
    total 44
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 23 10:50 bin
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 24 11:47 Desktop
    drwxr-xr-x 5 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 23 10:24 Documents
    drwxr-xr-x 3 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 23 08:35 Downloads
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 21 09:46 Music
    drwxr-xr-x 24 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 24 20:57 MyFiles
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 25 09:05 Pictures
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 21 09:46 Public
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 21 09:45 public_html
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 21 09:46 Templates
    drwxr-xr-x 3 nitewalker users 4096 Mar 23 08:18 Videos

    What am I doing wrong? thanks in advance for you help
    You are not navigating to the subfolder, where you've downloaded google-earth


    To navigate there use cd subfolder
    After this run ls -l again.

    To navigate to an upper folder run this command:

    cd..

    When in the folder, where oyu donloaded, run this command:

    rpm -Uvh google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm


    I hope that's clear, if not, put a post here
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    Did what you suggested, still no go, this is what I am getting when I try and run the command, also is a copy of my directory where I downloaded google earth to......

    nitewalker@linux-w71t:~/Downloads> ls -l
    total 33856
    -rw-r--r-- 1 nitewalker users 2868032 Mar 21 10:14 download.png
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 nitewalker users 31794738 Mar 26 17:47 google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
    nitewalker@linux-w71t:~/Downloads>

    nitewalker@linux-w71t:~/Downloads> rpm -Uvh google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
    warning: google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm: Header V4 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 7fac5991: NOKEY
    error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/.rpm.lock (Permission denied)

    help please.....thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitewalker41 View Post
    Did what you suggested, still no go, this is what I am getting when I try and run the command, also is a copy of my directory where I downloaded google earth to......

    nitewalker@linux-w71t:~/Downloads> ls -l
    total 33856
    -rw-r--r-- 1 nitewalker users 2868032 Mar 21 10:14 download.png
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 nitewalker users 31794738 Mar 26 17:47 google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
    nitewalker@linux-w71t:~/Downloads>

    nitewalker@linux-w71t:~/Downloads> rpm -Uvh google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
    warning: google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm: Header V4 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 7fac5991: NOKEY
    error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/.rpm.lock (Permission denied)

    help please.....thanks
    nitewalker41 Because you are NOT doing it as ROOT.

    First you need to run the command su - (don't forget the minus sign!!) and press Enter.
    Give your root password.
    You will know, you became ROOT because your cursor will become RED LIKE THIS:



    ... and now you can run the
    rpm -Uvh google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm command.

    After you install the package, in the console LOG OUT from root account, by pressing Ctrl D and your cursor will not be RED anymore.

    Now type google-earth and hit Enter
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