how to install google earth in Linux

Question :

How to install googleearth in Linux.

Answer: to install google-earth for Linux (redhat ubuntu devian opensuse …. others)

First step go to google earth website

download the laast bin file of google earth for Linux

download the file to /tmp or home directory

su  -   (root)
chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin

start the installation with


after the install procedure . please check the install directory /opt and check if the program exist under your new applications.
now start and enjoy

  • Dariush


  • Nobby

    I tried to install GoogleEarth on PCLinuxOS 2010 but get the error message “No protocol specified”.
    What is that all about?

  • pirat9-

    should be run under normal user not root,

    n be sure that that you are the only one logged on the system

  • jen

    try to install on pclinuxos 2010 but get error, chmod: cannot access `GoogleEarthLinux.bin’: No such file or director.

  • pirat9

    jen . did you do
    chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin

  • Leo


    I’ve downloaded GoogleEarthLinux.bin which is 30.00MB, but when I try to install using ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin, I get the following error message:
    "Verifying archive integrity… All good.
    Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux…………………………………………………….. parser error : Document is empty

    ^ parser error : Start tag expected, ‘

  • John H

    hmm. downloaded version 6 for Ubuntu-Debian and it install with a click, it opens the Ubuntu Software Centre and installs itself when you click the install button!

    Real Easy. [color=silver][color=purple]If it goes on like this they will say its as easy as Windows[/color].[/color] (actually it is already easier – especially if you have older or non standard hardware – no need to hunt working drivers!)

  • Divething

    this simply doesn’t work.  i am an ubuntu novice and the su command didn’t work, the downloaded file is  google-earth-stable_current_amd64 with a .rmp ot .deb
    any idea/

  • HDeniz

     I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and downloaded the deb file from the  google earth website then installed it via Ubuntu Software center and it worked like a charm.