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:


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
cd /home/[your_ubuntu_username]/google-earth
[*] Type:
sudo wget -O

You’ll see something like these:
ubuntu@ubuntu:/opt/google-earth$ sudo wget -O
--2010-08-06 08:43:39--
Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: [following]
--2010-08-06 08:43:42--
Connecting to||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 445328 (435K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `'

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

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

[*] Done, execute Google Earth to verify.

Good luck!

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