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!!
Edited by snglnluvnit, 28 February 2012 - 10:00 AM.