Install Google Earth in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

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To successfully install Google Earth on Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit), you will need to install the 32bit package and its dependencies. This is due to the required ia32-libs which is deprecated and no longer available in Ubuntu 14.10.


Change log of this version

  • The “Enable Controller” option in user preferences is now turned off by default.  This prevents red directional arrows from displaying as a result of uncalibrated joysticks and other controllers being connected to Earth at startup.
  • For enhanced security, “Use HTTPS for Google connections” is now toggled on by default.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the cache size rose above user-specified limits.
  • Fixed a crash resulting from searching on some Windows machines.
  • Updated the LEAP API to version 1.0.8.
  • Reduced LEAP controller sensitivity to user hand motions.  This enables a smoother flight and greater control over your flight path when using a LEAP.
  • Imagery no longer stays blurry upon zooming in when the cache is full.
  • Certain NVIDIA cards, notably the GeForce 6600, 6800 and 7950, no longer suffer corrupted text or navigation controls in DirectX mode.
  • Font and tilt settings now stick between sessions.

Install Steps

32bit OS

wget -O google-earth32.deb http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i google-earth32.deb

sudo apt-get -f install

rm google-earth32.deb

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64bit OS

sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libsm6:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libxext6:i386 libxrender1:i386 libx11-6:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 lsb-core

wget -O google-earth64.deb http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i google-earth64.deb

sudo rm google-earth64.deb

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