when you try to open it, Google Earth opens, and after ferw seconds, closed in trash? if thisis your problem , post here, because it is a Bug in Google Earth.
The solution, is imediate close the TIP OF DAY Window, then DEACTIVATE it in the options. It is know bug in all linux google earth, some versions.
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