Installing Google Earth in Ubuntu Maverick is very easy.I’m running Ubuntu Maverick 64 bit,so I need install the dependance package: ia32-libs and lib32nss-mdns.

Open up a terminal window from Applications -> Accessories menu and run:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs lib32nss-mdns

Now let’s start installing:

First install googleearth-package from the default repository using this command:

sudo apt-get install googleearth-package

Then run the command:

make-googleearth-package --force

it will take a few minutes and finally generate a deb package.
Install the deb by the command (change the package name to yours):

sudo dpkg -i googleearth_5.2.1.1588+0.5.7-1_amd64.deb

Finally,launch Google Earth from Applications – > Internet menu.