How to run Google Sketchup 7 on eeePC 901 with a Debian Lenny OS ?

This tutorial makes possible to run Sketchup but it will crash when you will try to save a document… Any tricks are welcomed!

We have to

  1. disabled DRI on Xorg
  2. use a special version of Wine
  3. install google sketchup 7

Disable DRI

  • Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add this option in the "Device" section:
     Option "DRI" "False" 
  • Restart your ServerX

Install Wine 1.1.13

  • Edit /etc/apt/sources.list, add this line:
    # wine
    deb lenny main
  • Then run these commands:
    apt-get remove libwine wine
    sudo wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -
    apt-get update
    apt-get install wine

Install Google Sketchup 7

  • Download the windows executable:
    cd /tmp ; wget
  • Run the installer with Wine:
    wine /tmp/GoogleSketchUpWEN.exe
  • Run sketchup a first time but if it crashes, run:
    wine regedit
  • Edit these entries:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\SketchUp7\GLConfig\Display\
      • change [HW_OK] to 1
      • [FIRST_TIME] = 0 (create dword value)
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\SketchUp7\Preferences\
      • change [EnableCheckValidity] to 0
  • Run again sketchup, it should be ok now.


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