Initially, when I updated to the 220.127.116.1113 version, it worked just fine. However, next time I booted up, the icon for Google Earth was missing from the panel (in both LXDE and KDE).
When I tried to enter GE from the Applications Menu in LXDE, it started, and then quit.
In both desktops, I went back into Synaptic and searched for Google Earth and re-installed it.
After that, I was able to put the icon back into the panel and get the package to start properly.