**My apologies in advanced if I have not posted this into the right forum section, please move to the appropriate section if so. Thanks.**
I'm going to share with all of you my experiences with getting Google SketchUp 6 to work using Wine 1.0 rc3 in Ubuntu 8.04 aka Hardy Heron.
My System Specs: (Possibly Important)
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
Wine 1.0 rc3
When I first installed SketchUp via Wine, I would always get this error upon launching of the program.
Then I installed EnvyNG and selected the option "Install the ATI Driver (Automatic)" and clicked "Apply".Sketchup was unable to Initialize OpenGL!
Please make sure you have installed the correct
drivers for your graphics card.
Error: ChoosePixelFormat failed
Doing this then gave me no errors on SketchUp startup, but it didn't give me a working SketchUp either. It gave me the basic outline of the SketchUp Window but didn't load anything else and then auto closed.
So to fix that I followed these instructions:
Doing that gave me a non-auto closing SketchUp with a black screen where you usually draw/create your models. But the second I clicked on anything it would once again auto-close on me.Fix:
Open your wine menu and open the C drive (/home/user/.Wine)
Open the Windows Folder
Find Regedit.exe and run it with Wine
Find: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\SketchUp6\GLConf ig\Display
There are three entries - Look at the bottom one, name 'HW_OK"
Double click it and change the data from a 0 to a 1
Run Sketchup 6
So to fix that I opened up Terminal and entered this code.
Now I had SketchUp up and running without hitch or error and no auto-closing, but the screen where you draw/create your models was still black and therefore unusable. So to fix this problem all I did was uninstall my graphics drivers using EnvyNG. Now I have SketchUp working perfectly!Code:sudo metacity --replace &
Hope this helps some of you out there! It worked for me so hopefully it will work for you too!
Major thanks to "Crazy Buddhist" of TheBestCaseScenario.com! I couldn't of done this without you pal.
(Note: I am however stuck in 800x600 resolution because of the uninstallation of my graphics driver. I am downloading the proper driver from ATI/AMD for Linux as we speak, will post update if I solve the screen resolution problem.)