@lynne you are overlooking two crucial points:
First, people come to forums like this for help not to say they are having no problems. So, of the tens (hundreds?) of thousands (millions?) of SketchUp users when a tiny fraction show up here with a hardware issue it just indicates that lack of standardization in the Windows world leaves room for all sorts of special cases.
Second, the fact that your specific setup works for you does not provide proof that this is due to Linux or that anyone else who runs SketchUp under Linux will avoid hardware/driver issues regardless of their system. We also see queries here from people who have trouble getting SketchUp to run using Wine or a VM under Linux. There are fewer such partly because there are fewer people trying it and partly because Linux users as a group tend to be much more computer savvy than Windows or Mac users.
And, as Box also said, what annoys us here is your off-topic meanderings, not your liking of Linux as such.