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.