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I've tried installing Google Earth on Oneric (11.10) following instructions here: To do list after installing ubuntu 11.10

(Scroll way down or search the page for "google earth")

However with either method I end up with a very strange looking GE. I assume it is related to fonts, but I did install the mscorefonts as required by the created package.

Does anyone have suggestions?

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I can confirm that you need to install ttf-mstcorefonts-installer.

If you start the application after installation you get the picture shown in your question.

However on logout and login the fonts in the application behaves correctly...

enter image description here

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I would just add that in my case I needed to reboot after installing the fonts in order to see google earth properly. Many thanks! – user72829 Jun 23 '12 at 21:54
Doesn't work for me at all… – Joshua Robison Dec 5 '12 at 12:11
@JoshuaRobison - yours is a very different question so I'm not surprised this solution doesnt work for you. – fossfreedom Dec 5 '12 at 12:31

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