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    Default Sketch up for Open Suse 11.3

    I have Sketchup from Google on my windows OS but would prefer it in Linux. Doing a internet search, I find it under WINE application, but I honestly do not know what WINE is. Has anyone seen or been working on getting this application ported to OpenSuse. My desire is to utilize Sketchup with Google Earth to incorporate latitude, longitude and topography for optimizing solar system layouts around buildings, trees, hills, etc.

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    Default Re: Sketch up for Open Suse 11.3

    On 08/01/2012 05:56 PM, munichtexan wrote:
    > My desire is to utilize
    > Sketchup with Google Earth to incorporate latitude, longitude and
    > topography for optimizing solar system layouts around buildings, trees,
    > hills, etc.


    i'm pro-solar energy so i like what you wanna do......but, i guess can
    wait a long time before someone ports that app to Linux...so, if you
    have read that it works with WINE, then you just need to install WINE
    and learn how to use it...what it does is it allows you to run windows
    software in Linux...

    i see several tutorials in this google:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Sketchup+OR+"sketch+up"+in+linux

    you can use YaST Software Management to install WINE...

    oh, btw: 11.3 has exceeded its end-of-life and you should first move to
    a supported version (11.4 or 12.1)...or, just don't expose that 11.3 to
    the nasties on the net....(and, it is openSUSE, not "Open Suse")

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    Default Re: Sketch up for Open Suse 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by munichtexan
    I have Sketchup from Google on my windows OS but would prefer it in
    Linux. Doing a internet search, I find it under WINE application, but I
    honestly do not know what WINE is. Has anyone seen or been working on
    getting this application ported to OpenSuse. My desire is to utilize
    Sketchup with Google Earth to incorporate latitude, longitude and
    topography for optimizing solar system layouts around buildings, trees,
    hills, etc.

    Hi
    I use crossover to run it, works fine, either try the trial version of
    that, else just install wine from the repositories then it would be
    command line to run the installer....

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    Default Re: Sketch up for Open Suse 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by munichtexan View Post
    I have Sketchup from Google on my windows OS but would prefer it in Linux. Doing a internet search, I find it under WINE application, but I honestly do not know what WINE is. Has anyone seen or been working on getting this application ported to OpenSuse. My desire is to utilize Sketchup with Google Earth to incorporate latitude, longitude and topography for optimizing solar system layouts around buildings, trees, hills, etc.
    WINE emulates Windows on Linux. You likely won't find it for 11.3, as that is no longer supported, and 11.4 will be discontinued in September. Consider upgrading.

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    Default Re: Sketch up for Open Suse 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by munichtexan View Post
    I have Sketchup from Google on my windows OS but would prefer it in Linux. Doing a internet search, I find it under WINE application, but I honestly do not know what WINE is. Has anyone seen or been working on getting this application ported to OpenSuse. My desire is to utilize Sketchup with Google Earth to incorporate latitude, longitude and topography for optimizing solar system layouts around buildings, trees, hills, etc.
    You can install wine then download and save the sketchup installer file (.exe)
    Mouse right click the .exe and open with wine, wine will do the rest for you.

    I use sketchup in linux using wine, it's not as flawless like in windows but it works.
    I heard it's best to use in linux using the nvidia graphic card.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Sketch up for Open Suse 11.3

    On 2012-08-01 18:36, chief sealth wrote:

    > that is no longer supported, and 11.4 will be discontinued in September.


    November, at least. Rule is 2 months after release of the next plus one version. Then there
    might be evergreen.

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    Default Re: Sketch up for Open Suse 11.3

    On 2012-08-01 18:36, chief sealth wrote:
    > WINE emulates Windows on Linux.


    WINE stands for "Wine is Not an Emulator" ;-)

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    Carlos E. R.
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    Default Re: Sketch up for Open Suse 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by conram View Post
    You can install wine then download and save the sketchup installer file (.exe)
    Mouse right click the .exe and open with wine, wine will do the rest for you.

    I use sketchup in linux using wine, it's not as flawless like in windows but it works.
    I heard it's best to use in linux using the nvidia graphic card.
    I installed wine for 11.3, used winetricks to install sketchup, as suggested elsewhere. Sketchup starts and then when I click on templates, the templates come up, click on templates and hit start sketchup, the following pop up comes up:
    "Sketchup was unable to initialize OpenGL! Please make sure you have installed the correct drivers for your graphics card. Error: ChoosePixelFormat failed"

    I am getting an error - sha1sum mismatch! rename GoogleSketchUpWEN.exe. Did this and used winetricks to reinstall, same problem.

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    Default Re: Sketch up for Open Suse 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by munichtexan View Post
    I installed wine for 11.3, used winetricks to install sketchup, as suggested elsewhere. Sketchup starts and then when I click on templates, the templates come up, click on templates and hit start sketchup, the following pop up comes up:
    "Sketchup was unable to initialize OpenGL! Please make sure you have installed the correct drivers for your graphics card. Error: ChoosePixelFormat failed"

    I am getting an error - sha1sum mismatch! rename GoogleSketchUpWEN.exe. Did this and used winetricks to reinstall, same problem.
    I advice you to please visit the wine site.
    When you're there try to find(search) the error that you encountered.
    There is a workaround for that error in the wine site and you need to edit the
    wine registry for opengl to work. Sorry I have no time for now to link it here, but it is easy to find.

    Good luck.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Sketch up for Open Suse 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by conram View Post
    I advice you to please visit the wine site.
    When you're there try to find(search) the error that you encountered.
    There is a workaround for that error in the wine site and you need to edit the
    wine registry for opengl to work. Sorry I have no time for now to link it here, but it is easy to find.

    Good luck.
    Here's the link
    GoogleSketchup - The Official Wine Wiki
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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