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#1 snglnluvnit

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:27 PM

I installed Google earth, font is terrible, figured there should be a way to change the font. found this <http://www.ubunturoot.com/2011/05/how-to-install-ms-fonts-in-ubuntu.html>. When I run the 'sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts" it gets to a screen that I can't seem to get past (see image01). If I just close it, I get a warning that there is still a process running. But since I was stuck I closed it anyway. Next time I run above command it tells me that it can not lock a directory see (image02). So I log out or reboot, and rerun above command and I get this (see image03), which I do and and retry above command again which brings me back to image01..Being new to Ubuntu, I can see that I need some assistance here!!

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Scott
http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q524/snglnluvnit29/image03.jpg
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#2 1002 Richard S

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:06 AM

Hi,
Those screenshots don't seem to work, but this site suggests using this command in Ubuntu 11.04 - is that the version of Ubuntu you have?
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

http://ubuntuguide.net/install-google-earth-and-fix-ugly-fonts-in-ubuntu-11-04-natty


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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:19 AM

Sorry about the screen shots, I think I got it right this time. Anyway, I am running 11.10 64 bit. I tried your suggestion, same thing happens. I'll look for more info today, I appreciate your suggestion though!

Scott

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:57 AM

Hey 1002 Richard S, just thought I would let you know that just a few minutes ago my Update Manager informed me of updates available. There was a message that only part of the updates could be installed "broken system" was part of the message. So I ran the "sudo dpk --configure -a' command again and then rechecked for updates, and all went well. Unfortunately the fonts in Google Earth still suck!!! lol. Oh, and the Update Manager installed the "ttf-mscorefonts" version not the one I originally posted, so I must be getting closer.

UPDATE. I don't know why I did not try this before posting, but I logged out, and back in and opened Google Earth, and JOY!!!!! font was changed, and readable!!

THANKS for your help!!
Scott

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:44 AM

Glad to read that ou solved it!!




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