Install Google Earth in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

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

sudo dpkg -i google-earth32.deb

sudo apt-get -f install

rm google-earth32.deb


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

sudo dpkg -i google-earth64.deb

sudo rm google-earth64.deb

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