Using SketchUp 8 in Linux (wine)

You will possibly get a “SketchUp was unable to initialize OpenGL” error when trying to use SketchUp 8 under Wine 1.5 (and sometimes under Windows XP on older hardware).

To fix this OpenGL error for SketchUp8 on Windows XP or Linux/Wine, type “regedit” and then edit the key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Google/SketchUp8/GLConfig/Display
to have a value of 1.

Reference:

http://www.brighthub.com/internet/google/articles/118016.aspx