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Install Google Earth on AMD64 via chroot

Some people are able to install Google Earth on AMD64. I was unable to. Here is a method to install it in a 32 bit chroot:

  1. Step 1:Follow the instructions at: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=24575 to install a 32 bit chroot.
  2. Step 2:Download Google Earth from http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
  3. Step 3: Move downloaded file, GoogleEarthLinux.bin to /chroot/home/user/ where "user" = your user name.
  4. Step 4:Open terminal and cd to /chroot/home/user/
  5. Step 5:enter dchroot
  6. Step 6:enter chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
  7. Step 7:enter ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
  8. Step 8: Follow the prompts to complete the installation.


I own Drake in 3DVD, and with synaptic it's written that kubuntu and dependances are installed.But when I disconnect and reconnect, I don't have KDE among choices.How to do ?


    how to graphicaly login  Drake under root ?

unable to install amarok

hii have just switched over to linux, so forgive me if i ask 'basic' questions!i followed the procedure given to install amaroksudo apt-get install amarokafter the files were extracted i got a message some files missing. use apt-get upgrade.i did that and was successfully completed. however, amarok is not installed as yet.please help!

Installing ubuntu over (instead of) SuSE

Obviously I'm a newbie.Partly because of a nice writeup on the web about installing SuSE 10.1 I did so.  I do like it BUT:Probably because of a Win-only wireless card in my laptop I have never been able to establish a network connection.  I have ordered a PCMCIA wireless card which hopefully will solve this problem.When I tried to print a test document from OpenOffice all I got was  a series of pages, each  with a line of gobbledigook.  Looks like a driver problem but HP site has only drivers for Win versions.I've heard so many good words about ubuntu I would like to install it instead of SuSE (I'm currently dual booting with Windows XP.)  How can I get rid of SuSE so I can replace it with Ubuntu?  I fear just installing it would result in either a three-boot or a cobbled up system that won;t do anything right.Thanks for any suggestions.

6.06 New Graphic Install Very pretty but no use for me.

    I had been using Kubuntu up until a few weeks ago, but I'm not a great KDE fan soI bought a book with 5.10 distro included and off I went. Great!, installed like a dreamran the updates then it tells me about 6.06. OK!, Pity I did'nt know that before I boughtthe book. Anyhow I decide to download the 6.06 DVD iso image. Three hours later off Igo and install it. New graphic install screens and the whole process is really great.Pick the language, pick the time zone etc., etc., partition my disks, install proceeds,install finishes, I wait to be asked where I want to put GRUB, I wait and I wait and thenwe go into re-boot. I am definitely NOT impressed with the fact that Ubuntu now decideswithout asking me, that my MBR is where it's going to install Grub. I use WINDOWS XPas well as SuSE 10.1 and I want to decide where my boot loaders go. I had to go back againand re-install in text mode to get what I wanted. I'll be staying with text installs until they

Debian etch beta 3 graphical mode installation with screenshots

Debian etch beta3 installation using graphical interface this is really nice installation walkthrough with each step screenshots.This is new feature in debian upcoming release version called etch.http://www.debianadmin.com/debian-etch-beta3-graphical-mode-installation-with-screenshots.html

Ubuntu boots in a black window

Hello everybody, I'm a newbie and here's my problem: I installed Ubuntu, so I installed the official ATI drivers but the 3D acceleration wasn't running ok. Then I installed the fglrx following the instructions found in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
#head-5ead174a0b3294527486cd4d71ded66b40003f25 My problem is that when the system boots the monitor is turned off. I can change the session with control+alt+F* but F7 is allways whith the monitor turned off.Anyway, I can insert an user (enter) and the password (enter) so the session is correctly initiated. I can also change the resolution and everything works OK (even the 3D acceleration!), but when I close the session or I try to change the user, the monitor is turned off again and the GDM doesn't work ok. I reinstalled the GDM but the problem continues. I red this post http://www.ubuntux.org/help-ubuntu-6-graphical-login-not-working but it didn't resolved my problem.


I would love the repositories to allow me to easily install Compiz on amd64 with ATI Radeon. I've followed dozens of installation guides, reinstalled everything, and finally given up (for now). My one consolation is that the xserver-xgl package by itself improves/enables transparency in KDE.

Ubuntu I is here!

I have had Ubuntu installed for about 3 months now and I am LOVING it! I have used debian in the past and have enjoyed it. Ubuntu has taken my favorite distro to the next level.Thanks guys (and gals)!LeeNIX

Playing MP3 songs in Ubuntu !

Hi All,Today, well actually yesterday I installed XMMS player in Ubuntu and it works like a charm. It is very simple to do so. Just go to the Add/Remove program menu from the Ubuntu main menu, and search for XMMS (or amaroK) in the search box. (This program is called Automatix, similar to YaST in SuSE). It searchs for the appropriate app and asks you whether you want to install it. Once you say yes, it downloads the app to your PC and then installs it. You can then access it from  Applications>XMMS. It plays MP3 files without any glicthes. I will soon post shot by shot on how to install XMMS in your PC in Ubuntu. I have also posted this in our forum ... so check it out also.The link is

re-partitioning an NTFS drive

So I have about ~30 gigs of free space on my NTFS XP partition and I was wondering if I could cut out a partition of that to install Ubuntu. Can i cut into this partition to create the Ubuntu partition without losing any data? If so is this utility included as part of the Ubuntu installation disc?sorry for the n00b questions.Stuart

My first Ubuntux Blog!

Hi I am very excited and happy that I got Ubuntu in my PC ... I am now ready to get things going!

Info for audio app "Listen"

Has anyone ever seen the app pictured at this site?http://system76.com/index.php/cPath/45_57It's called "Listen". I can't find any info on it.Sounds interesting!Juan

fglrxinfo: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1

Look around the web for a simple solution to this fglrx error. Find anything?

Try this only after verifying that you do in fact have the identified files in the stated locations.
sudo unlink /usr/lib/libGL.so.1
sudo unlink /usr/lib32/libGL.so.1
sudo rm /usr/lib/libGL.so.1.2
sudo synaptic

From there just browse to fglrx and choose the "reinstall" option. Test with glxgears.