installing programes on peppermint

I’m looking to install a few programs that I couldn’t on linpus
the main one google earth
i’ve looked in the software manager where it says it does not integrate into debian very well,
any tips of does and don’ts when downloading to linux

First tip … DON’T download applications from the internet and install them … instead ALWAYS install them through your package manager(s) so they come from the official repositories … if it isn’t in the official repositories, look for a PPA and add that to the repository list … THEN install it from the package managers.

Downloading software from the internet for installation is (on the whole) a bad Windows habit you’ll need to break :wink:

OK, Google Earth (from the Official Google repo for Google Earth stable)

Open a terminal and enter these 4 commands …

to add the key for the PPA repository you’re about to add:

wget -q -O - "" | sudo apt-key add - 

to add the official Googe Earth Stable repository to your sources:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'

to update the package cache:

sudo apt-get update

to install the google-earth-stable package:

sudo apt-get install google-earth-stable

You’ll then find it in the menus at Internet>Google Earth

The first time you start it it will warn you the screen resolution isn’t optimal (ie is less than 1024x768) … just carry on, it appears to work fine as far as I can tell.

To remove it, should you want to …

sudo apt-get remove google-earth-stable

then (if you also want to remove its dependencies)

sudo apt-get autoremove

If at any stage you are warned about “duplicate entries in the sources.list

Fire up System Tools>Synaptic Package Manager

Then in Synaptic, got to Settings>Repositories>Other Software (tab)

and see if there are 2 entries that read stable main

if there are 2 … either UNTICK one of them, or REMOVE one of them.

Written and tested (in PeppermintOS) on an AA1 kindly donated by Kath C so it could be used to help other AA1 users … thanks Kath :slight_smile:

thanks again
just 4 commands, you make it easy
downloaded and working fine.

so many things are working perfect in pepperment, just little thing like suspend when lid is closed, couldn’t do that b4,
the one impressive thing though is the speed, lightning fast