How to fix: Google Earth crash on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

I got the following error after executing Google Earth application on Ubunto 10.04 Lucid Lynx

ubuntu@ubuntu:/opt/google-earth$ /usr/local/bin/googleearth
Fatal error in __driConfigOptions line 1, column 0: unknown encoding.
Google Earth has caught signal 6.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Google Earth has crashed.
This is a bug in the program, and should never happen under normal
circumstances. A bug report and debugging data have been written
to this text file:

/home/ubuntu/.googleearth/crashlogs/crashlog-4c5bcaa7.txt

Please include this file if you submit a bug report to Google.

This is how I fix the issue:

[*] Open terminal
[*] Type:
cd /opt/google-earth
OR
cd /home/[your_ubuntu_username]/google-earth
[*] Type:
sudo wget http://librarian.launchpad.net/7037027/libGL.so.1 -O libGL.so.1

You’ll see something like these:
ubuntu@ubuntu:/opt/google-earth$ sudo wget http://librarian.launchpad.net/7037027/libGL.so.1 -O libGL.so.1
--2010-08-06 08:43:39-- http://librarian.launchpad.net/7037027/libGL.so.1
Resolving librarian.launchpad.net... 91.189.89.224, 91.189.89.225
Connecting to librarian.launchpad.net|91.189.89.224|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: https://launchpadlibrarian.net/7037027/libGL.so.1 [following]
--2010-08-06 08:43:42-- https://launchpadlibrarian.net/7037027/libGL.so.1
Resolving launchpadlibrarian.net... 91.189.89.228, 91.189.89.229
Connecting to launchpadlibrarian.net|91.189.89.228|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 445328 (435K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `libGL.so.1'

100%[===============================================>] 445,328 10.2K/s in 39s

2010-08-06 08:44:32 (11.1 KB/s) - `libGL.so.1' saved [445328/445328]

[*] Done, execute Google Earth to verify.

Good luck!

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