Google Earth 7 was released more than a month ago, however, the new version doesn’t work for most Linux users. Here’s how to run Google Earth 7 on Ubuntu right now.
Google Earth 7 (7.0.1) features new 3D imagery and a virtual tour guide which highlights interesting places around the world. You can read the official release notes, here.
Unfortunately, many Linux users get the following error when trying to start the latest Google Earth 7:
Google Earth has caught signal 11.
And the crash log looks something like this:
Stacktrace from glibc:
One of the Google Earth developers has emailed fixed Google Earth builds (pre-release) to some Linux users who have commented about this issue on the Google Earth forums, and it seems a fixed build will be available soon (the exact date is not known) on the Google Earth download page.
Google Earth 7 (188.8.131.5283) running in Ubuntu 12.10
If you don’t want to wait, you can download these fixed Google Earth 7.0.1 builds (deb) for Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Debian below:32bit: google-earth-stable_184.108.40.20683-r0_i386.deb64bit: google-earth-stable_220.127.116.1183-r0_amd64.deb
Besides the “Google Earth has caught signal 11” issue, it seems that the font issue that used to occur for the Google Earth Linux builds has been fixed as well in these new packages.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any rpm files for this new 18.104.22.16883 build.
I will update this post when the Google Earth download page is updated with these fixed builds.
Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.