Davinci Resolve: How to install and get it working?

I’ve attempted installing it via buah but it just doesn’t work. I can’t even find it on Octopi.

Moved to #support:aur as has nothing to do with #support:manjaro-hardware

First you have to make sure your system is updated:
sudo pacman-mirrors -f && sudo pacman -Syyu
Install some requirements
sudo pacman -S base-devel
and for Octopi you need an aur helper like yay or trizen and then enable AUR (the alien head) in the search, or install from Terminal:
yay -S davinci-resolve

No clue about their flatpak or snap support …

I was just about to say “It works” when it suddenly crashes. But it appears to be installed, which is a good start.

In the startup banner, I could see that it said ‘Looking for control surface’. I could show you a picture but pictures and links aren’t allowed and I’m not going to bother trying to argue with the admins.

Oh nevermind. I CAN post links after all. :unamused:

https:/ /files.catbox.moe/gw0hos.png (Just remove the space between the // )

Well, Blackmagicdesign has a dedicated support forum
They know exactly on what hardware it works, what drivers are required.
We can help you install, chose the proper drivers if you provide inxi -Fxza --no-host, but the rest is their area of expertize.

When it says “Looking for Control Surface”, I think it’s talking about one of these: https:/ /files.catbox.moe/jk1jcd.png

I remember it working fine on Windows 10, so it’s not essential. The fact that it doesn’t just ‘work’ tells me that there’s not much they’ll be able to do.

The result of inxi -Fxza --no-host

System:
⠀Kernel: 5.7.17-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0
⠀parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.7-x86_64
⠀root=UUID=8febd463-d25b-4d96-b61c-b28a9bd421c2 rw quiet apparmor=1
⠀security=apparmor resume=UUID=60021d2c-5297-4f90-bc10-801230104892
⠀udev.log_priority=3
⠀Desktop: GNOME 3.36.5 tk: GTK 3.24.23 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.36.3
⠀Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:
⠀Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME X570-PRO v: Rev X.0x
⠀serial: UEFI: American Megatrends v: 2407 date: 07/01/2020
CPU:
⠀Topology: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2
⠀family: 17 (23) model-id: 71 (113) stepping: N/A microcode: 8701021
⠀ L2 cache: 3072 KiB
⠀flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
⠀bogomips: 86271
├─ Speed: 2056 MHz min/max: 2200/3600 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz):
⠀1: 2095 2: 4108 3: 2196 4: 2194 5: 2073 6: 2196 7: 2195 8: 2196 9: 2075
⠀10: 4097 11: 2074 12: 2196
⠀Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
⠀Type: l1tf status: Not affected
⠀Type: mds status: Not affected
⠀Type: meltdown status: Not affected
⠀Type: spec_store_bypass
⠀mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
⠀Type: spectre_v1
⠀mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
⠀Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP:
⠀conditional, RSB filling
⠀Type: srbds status: Not affected
⠀Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
⠀Device-1: AMD Navi 14 [Radeon RX 5500/5500M / Pro 5500M] vendor: Gigabyte
⠀driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 0a:00.0 chip ID: 1002:7340
⠀Display: x11 server: X. org 1.20.8 compositor: gnome-shell
⠀driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,vesa
⠀resolution:
⠀OpenGL: renderer: Radeon RX 5500 XT (NAVI14 DRM 3.37.0 5.7.17-2-MANJARO LLVM 10.0.1)
⠀v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.7 direct render: Yes
Audio:
⠀Device-1: AMD Navi 10 HDMI Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel
⠀v: kernel bus ID: 0a:00.1 chip ID: 1002:ab38
⠀Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
⠀driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 0c:00.4 chip ID: 1022:1487
⠀Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.7.17-2-MANJARO
Network:
⠀Device-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igb
⠀v: 5.6.0-k port: f000 bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 8086:1539
⠀IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Drives:
⠀Local Storage: total: 2.05 TiB used: 135.34 GiB (6.5%)
⠀SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
⠀ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Western Digital model: WDS250G2B0C-00PXH0
⠀size: 232.89 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
⠀speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: rev: 211070WD scheme: GPT
⠀ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM008-2FR102 size: 1.82 TiB
⠀block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
⠀rotation: 7200 rpm serial: rev: 0001 scheme: GPT
Partition:
⠀ID-1: / raw size: 1.81 TiB size: 1.78 TiB (98.38%) used: 135.34 GiB (7.4%)
⠀fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
Swap:
⠀Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default)
⠀ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
⠀priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda3
Sensors:
⠀System Temperatures: cpu: 55.2 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 40 C
⠀Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Info:
⠀Processes: 315 Uptime: 7h 50m Memory: 31.34 GiB used: 7.68 GiB (24.5%)
⠀Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 10.0.1 Packages:
⠀pacman: 1358 lib: 360 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8
⠀running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.1.05

Could be, no idea about their hardware technology.
Your setup seems capable to run it, seems strange is crashing on your side. Might want to look at logs or start it from terminal to catch the output. Maybe something might reveal the source of the issue.

Could someone help me answer this question?
It’s for the Registration process but I can’t make sense of it.
I thought the answer was HDMI-Stands-For

https:/ /files.catbox.moe/71ue9f.png

Not sure what is that. Is on their site to prevent spam or is this when you start the application?

It’s ok, I reloaded the registration page and got a new question. Their questions are quite vague but I figured it out. We’ll see if they can help.

Exact same part I crash at is when looking for control surfaces and cant figure it out

Don’t worry about it, just use KDEnlive.

A new program called Olive is coming too. https://www.olivevideoeditor.org/

I gave up for sure. Not worth spending time on that app. I recently completed a project with shortcut and its not too bad once you get used to it. I have been keeping an eye on Olive though

resolve is trouble on linux if you dont have a newer nvidia card. i didnt manage to install it on any distro with amd cards. then with nvidia it works fine. if you need another nle, shotcut, kdenlive are great, also the commercial lightworks is fantastic

having said that, my installation crashes on the same spot: looking for control surface, with having a nvidia card (and davinci resolve studio working on the same computer on another partition on linux mint)
I would love to transition 100% to manjaro , and thats the only thing that keeps me from doing that, so i keep searching for a solution…

Hi,
Your memory RAM over 32 Go ??? (DDR4 or up).
Any case I think you can receive best stable use if Kernel is down 419 or 54-80 issue.
Regards

Hi the Community
Exactly same case after installing Davinci-Resolve with nvidia card…
1/ installed lib32-ocl-icd ==> choising nvidia 455
2/ remove opencl-mesa
3/ Build Davinci-R. with pacman.
and it blocks to “Looking for Control Surface"

Did Somebody find an answer ?
Thanks in advance

$ inxi -Fxza --no-host :wink:

System:    Kernel: 5.4.85-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64 root=UUID=f4734c56-cad4-41b5-84b4-18eb5b3c166b rw quiet apparmor=1 
           security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: MSI product: MS-7893 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: MSI model: 990FXA GAMING (MS-7893) v: 1.0 serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 1.4 date: 12/24/2015 
Battery:   Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard PID:0056 serial: N/A charge: 70% (should be ignored) 
           rechargeable: yes status: Discharging 
           Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse PID:0036 serial: N/A charge: 55% (should be ignored) 
           rechargeable: yes status: Discharging 
CPU:       Info: 8-Core model: AMD FX-8350 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Bulldozer family: 15 (21) model-id: 2 stepping: N/A 
           microcode: 6000852 L2 cache: 2 MiB 
           flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 64027 
           Speed: 1398 MHz min/max: 1400/4000 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1398 2: 1400 3: 1399 4: 1396 5: 1398 
           6: 1396 7: 1396 8: 1399 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
           Type: mds status: Not affected 
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
           Type: srbds status: Not affected 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 02:00.0 
           chip ID: 10de:2182 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: modesetting,nouveau alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa 
           display ID: :0 screens: 1 
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9") 
           Monitor-1: HDMI-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 96 size: 510x287mm (20.1x11.3") diag: 585mm (23") 
           OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 11.0.0 256 bits) v: 4.5 Mesa 20.3.1 compat-v: 3.1 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:14.2 chip ID: 1002:4383 
           Device-2: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 02:00.1 
           chip ID: 10de:1aeb 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.85-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: alx v: kernel port: d000 
           bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 1969:e091 
           IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: MediaTek WiFi type: USB driver: mt76x0u bus ID: 2-2:2 chip ID: 0e8d:7610 serial: <filter> 
           IF: wlp1s0u2 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 5 TiB used: 18.94 GiB (0.4%) 
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 1TB size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
           logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 4B6Q 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Toshiba model: HDWD120 size: 1.82 TiB block size: physical: 4096 B 
           logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: ACF0 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Seagate model: ST3500418AS size: 465.76 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
           logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: CC38 
           ID-4: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 vendor: Toshiba model: DT01ACA200 size: 1.82 TiB block size: physical: 4096 B 
           logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: ABB0 
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 595.56 GiB size: 585.21 GiB (98.26%) used: 16.29 GiB (2.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
Swap:      Alert: No Swap data was found. 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 18.5 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 21.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nouveau fan: 1295 
Info:      Processes: 203 Uptime: 25m wakeups: 4 Memory: 31.31 GiB used: 1.84 GiB (5.9%) Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: 
           gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1286 lib: 405 flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.0 running in: konsole 
           inxi: 3.2.01 

Hi Kilimerox…
I was at the same point but…
Try to “autoinstall proprietary driver” in the config system-material-nvidia…
Now it crashes at the last one “fairlight” panel …
One more step !
Resolve run very well with the same config under w7pro…

you are getting closer :wink:

no success here so far… i have it running smooth on ubuntu gnome , on the same machine. but there i am with the nvidia 450 drivers and i dont know how to get manjaro in the same state…

I leave W7 2years ago to jump to Manjaro.
My hobby is video maker…
fREE Davinci-r run very very well under the same machine and GPU msi 1660 ventus under W7 pro…

Did you try downloading D-R straight from Blackmagics… maybe somethings lost in the Aur package like the Fairlight add-on ?
Newbie too, i’m not able to mount it (after downloaded D-R.zip)

Other way … Did you try to run down on 4.19 stable kernel ?
Last way could be nvidia parameters to be changed like - GPU material acceleration yes or not …
or HDMI way selected - or …???

Please how do that ?