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    Default Can't install Google Earth

    I download the RPM and just as soon as I click the continue button I get this error:

    "[PK_TMP_DIR|dir:///var/tmp/TmpDir.Awtb8z] Repository already exists."

    Any help getting this app installed will be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Can't install Google Earth

    I think it is installed but just won''t load

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    Default Re: Can't install Google Earth

    Am 26.06.2012 20:26, schrieb coasterad:
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    > I think it is installed but just won''t load
    >
    >

    open a terminal and type: google-earth

    what messages do you get?

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    Default Re: Can't install Google Earth

    Code:
    y8y3:/home/bilbo # google-earth
    ./googleearth-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or director

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    Default Re: Can't install Google Earth

    google earth needs the 32bit libraries, install Mesa-32bit if you are
    running openSUSE 64 bit and try again if another library is missing.
    In a terminal
    Code:
    su -
    zypper in Mesa-32bit
    or do it with yast.

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    Default Re: Can't install Google Earth

    That fixed it.

    Thank you for your time kind sir.
    PS
    How do I move my system panel from the top to the bottom?

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    Default Re: Can't install Google Earth

    On 06/26/2012 09:06 PM, coasterad wrote:
    > y8y3:/home/bilbo # google-earth


    why are you running that as root??

    google earth is an internet application and if run it as root it is a
    FAR too easy attack vector..

    never ever run any mail program, browser or internet app (like google
    earth) as root...ever..

    if you ran it as root because you logged into KDE, GNOME or other
    desktop environment as root, then don't do that either..

    if you want to know how to do admin duties while logged in as yourself,
    just ask....i can point you to some good (system saving) stuff, like:

    http://tinyurl.com/593e4c
    http://www.linfo.org/root.html

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    Default Re: Can't install Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by coasterad View Post
    That fixed it.

    Thank you for your time kind sir.
    PS
    How do I move my system panel from the top to the bottom?
    Please start a new thread for this one, indicating your openSUSE version, desktop used etc. The more you provide us with information, the faster and better we can help you.
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    Default Re: Can't install Google Earth

    I was running as root because I had another issue that required me to root - I just forgot to close the session for this issue

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    Default Re: Can't install Google Earth

    Never ever log into a GUI as ROOT you can damage your system very accidentally. Any time you need to be root you can do it from a console or terminal or use kdesu or gnomesu to start a GUI process as root such as a file browser.

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