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Re: Sketch-up Installation under Wine - Ubuntu 11.10

Aerilius* Mar 19, 2012 5:58 AM
Posted in group: SketchUp

Categories: Linux :

you don't need to install any driver, because a) that driver is made for Windows only and Wine can not run Windows drivers by design, and b) your Ubuntu comes already with probably all drivers that you need (Intel is a benevolent contributer and develops its drivers opensource).

So you have finished the installer successfully and then tried to launch SketchUp.
The OpenGL error that SketchUp reports is normal, it means SketchUp tries first to use OpenGL without hardware acceleration (=without using your graphics card), but Wine can't do that. Following the tutorial, we now need to set SketchUp to use hardware acceleration. Open Nautilus, navigate to this file and launch it with Wine (by right-click):
This is the Windows program that allows to view and change settings in the Windows registry (a database for settings).
It shows a tree structure. Navigate to this registry key:

In the right pane it shows one or more properties. Double-click the property "HW_OK" and change its value from 0 to 1.

Then navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\SketchUp8\SnappyInstructor and change "Show" to 0.

Tell me what happens now when you launch SketchUp again.