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How to put in a normal font in Google Earth and correcting bugs logging in?

I use 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my notebook, Lenovo N500.
I tried the methods from this site and the site www.omgubuntu.co.uk. All methods have failed.

Besides the ugly fonts I can not log into Skype or to log into my Google account in Google Earth. For Skype, not to worry because I do not use it much, and I have it on Windows 8 Consumer Preview and on my Android smartphone, LG Optimus 2X. But Google Earth for Android is not available in my country. Given that I use Ubuntu more than Windows this represents a problem to me.

What should I do?

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What methods have you tried? –  Oli Mar 26 '12 at 14:36
    
I tried metods from various sites dedicated Ubuntu fans. –  ZDroid Mar 26 '12 at 14:38
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But what (exactly) have you tried? How do I know what not to suggest? –  Oli Mar 26 '12 at 14:39
    
I tried the method for Ubuntu 11.10 from the site www.omgubuntu.com, because there are no methods for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. –  ZDroid Mar 26 '12 at 14:41
    
@legospace9876 - there is a step by step guide here - does it work for you? askubuntu.com/questions/41562/… –  fossfreedom Mar 26 '12 at 19:56

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You might want to try this, if you haven't already: http://omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/01/how-to-make-google-earth-look-native-in-ubuntu

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This method does not work because I have no authority for editing sistem files in Gedit. –  ZDroid Mar 27 '12 at 12:48
    
Skip that part, and just install the libfreeimage3 package from Ubuntu, instead of downloading the random binary file from the Internet. –  dobey Mar 27 '12 at 13:05
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to use Gedit with Super User privileges, hit alt+f2 and type gksudo gedit -> then enter your password. HTH –  Jayson Rowe Mar 28 '12 at 4:23
    
It works 3 secs and Google Earth is closed. –  ZDroid Apr 1 '12 at 19:21
    
Sounds like perhaps Google Earth is crashing for some reason then. You'll have to find out where and why it's doing so. –  dobey Apr 1 '12 at 20:09

Install a linux version of microsoft fonts. Check it out here http://www.webupd8.org/2012/01/google-earth-62-released-with-new-way.html

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It works 5 secs. and bye Google Earth. –  ZDroid Apr 2 '12 at 12:04

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