DeckLink MiniMonitor Ubuntu 16.04LTS/17.10 installation

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Marc Gasser

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DeckLink MiniMonitor Ubuntu 16.04LTS/17.10 installation

PostFri May 05, 2017 8:29 am

I recently bought a DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K card to use in my MacPro mid2010.
My operating system is: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Kernel 4.4.0-77-generic

I downloaded the drivers from Blackmagicdesign support page: Blackmagic_Desktop_Video_Linux_10.9.tar

After installation and rebooting, the card is not showing up in the system.
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dkms status -m desktopvideo -k `uname -r`
lsmod | grep blackmagic

I have an old hd with osx. when booting with it, card shows up and works, so it must be a software issue. I guess its something to do with the Kernel. Also created my own .deb files as described in the ReadMe.txt
still no luck.

Can please someone help me!
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Re: DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K Linux Ubuntu 16.04LTS installat

PostSat May 06, 2017 1:48 am

To answer the questions by myself (to help others having the same issue):

I figured out that the main trouble was caused by a Nvidia driver installed from this repository

ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

DO NOT USE THIS DRIVERS! use Generic Nvidia drivers.

Also make sure that you install the Blackagic drivers from the user you will actually run.
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Re: DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K Linux Ubuntu 16.04LTS installat

PostTue Oct 31, 2017 3:31 pm

DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K on Ubuntu 17.10
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After a fresh installation of Ubuntu 17.10 with Kernel 4.13.0-16-generic
DaVinci and Decklink software does not recognize the Decklink Mini Monitor card.

Open a terminal and type:

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sudo dkms status


If you see there something like:
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blackmagic, 10.9.7a2: added
blackmagic-io, 10.9.7a2: added


The system has the Decklink card, but its not compiled into the kernel.

To solve this build the module:

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sudo dkms build blackmagic/10.9.7a2
sudo dkms build blackmagic-io/10.9.7a2


Then install it:


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sudo dkms install blackmagic/10.9.7a2
sudo dkms install blackmagic-io/10.9.7a2


Finally check if it is installed:

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sudo dkms status


and you should see something like that:

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blackmagic, 10.9.7a2, 4.13.0-16-generic, x86_64: installed
blackmagic-io, 10.9.7a2, 4.13.0-16-generic, x86_64: installed


Hope this helps someone since this thread looks like only contributed by me :-)
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