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

One thought on “Using SketchUp 8 in Linux (wine)”

  1. Thanks..

    This works perfectly well for Sketchup 8 running Lubuntu 14.04 , Intel Corporation Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller.

    with the Error message : ” SketchUp was unable to initialize OpenGL!
    Please make sure you have installed the correct
    drivers for your graphics card.

    Error: ChoosePixelFormat failed

    All the best.. cheers.

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