If you have failures trying to install the latest googleearth-xxx.bin the
following hack worked for me, 2-Apr-2011. Thought it worth repeating.

run the downloaded Google Earth bin with --target /tmp/google .
(You can make the target whatever you want, just adjust the paths below if you
change this.)
cd /tmp/google/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/
mv setup.gtk setup.gtk2
ln -s /lib/ld-linux.so.2 /lib/ld-lsb.so.3 
(note that you are symlinking to a symlink...I figure this is somewhat safer
than symlinking to the library as an updated arch package will likely update the
first symlink too)
cd /tmp/google