DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Apr 11, 2018 3:34 pm

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Apr 11, 2018 6:46 pm

Of course, now R15b1 says it cannot access the existing R14 Cache/Capture folders due to lacking write permissions.

Furthermore, Media page only shows the opt/Resolve/Media mount. The preferences are replicated from R14, but R15b1 cannot access these mounts at all. If I try to add them manually, R15 insists they already exist and refuses.

But. If I add some random folder outside the pre-existing Media pool, all my mountpoints jump up. This appears to affect all the projects in the same db. Other projects still display the write permission errs, for whatever reason.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Apr 12, 2018 8:35 pm

@Dwain @ Peter You know your ISO with CentOS is not compatible with our AMD Ryzen 7:

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It is nevertheless a very interesting processor to make video, and the sales of this processor fly away. We are obliged to use ubuntu and the script to run your software. Almost everything works on ubuntu. Almost. We bought the cards to make the sound work. And I seriously look at your last camera. You see even after installing Davinci Resolve 10 times hoping for a proper functioning, I still love you. :lol:

But where I do not follow you is why I chose centos, who is always a little late, who is not the most used office solution. With Centos we have to cut our discs in 2, to go from one system to another. It is impractical. when I next update ubuntu 18.04 I promise that I will crush the partition CENTOS. Because your ISO is not functional on AMD. I hope someday to discover DEB that will satisfy the majority of Linux users ... and who will be functional on AMD, for the comfort of the greatest number. :)
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Apr 13, 2018 5:21 am

Audacieuse-Galerie Sarl wrote:But where I do not follow you is why I chose centos, who is always a little late, who is not the most used office solution.


CentOS was probably chosen as it and RHEL form the backbone of most studios running Linux. I use it as my main personal workstation’s OS and have no problems with it, and Red Hat are doing a fairly good job of keeping the supported desktop environment modern in the 7.x releases. Another bonus is that in an industry where it is already hard enough as it is to mimic other users/houses environments and toolchains, a long term OS that is rock solid helps ease potential software conflicts and allows the industry to upgrade as a whole when it’s decided to. Sure, we may not have all the newest packages on the planet, but the system is really hard to break and just chews threw tasks with minimal issues.

Honestly, just don’t use BMD’s ISO. Perform a standard CentOS installation then slap Resolve on after. If you check the system requirements of every other major industry tool, they are pretty much built and tested on CentOS.

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostMon Apr 16, 2018 3:53 pm

Hmm i was able to set DaVinci (beta) up on my ArchLinux computer (still having issues on my Thinkpad) - however, my MTS files are importet but offline (argh!), MOV files are audio sources and mp4 only got the audio thumbnail but no content at all, well this is frustrating, anything i can do?

I write it to this thread because i edited MTS files with Windows just fine.

Edit: okey case partially clear now even tho i thought it was working with resolve 14 where sound support was missing in the past on linux: "Cannot find the codec for decoding."
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Apr 17, 2018 2:28 am

Is there a way to avoid having to load the libcudart.so.9.1 library?
It just happens that the AMD GPUs don't run on CUDA.

Thanks!
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Apr 18, 2018 6:06 am

Just want to report that, after running a script to point everything in the right direction, Resolve 15 beta works flawlessly on my Dell XPS 15 running Linux Mint 18.3 on an Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU. I'm also really happy to see that audio works without a hitch. Throw in some h.264 support and you guys will make me a very happy filmmaker!

Here's the script I used, based on past forum searches:

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#!/bin/bash
## This script primes an Ubuntu-based system to run DaVinci Resolve

# Installs key libraries.
apt-get -y install libssl-dev
apt-get -y install ocl-icd-opencl-dev

# Important symlinks to convert from RedHat- to Ubuntu-based architectures.
sudo ln -s /usr/lib /usr/lib64
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgstreamer-1.0.so.0 /usr/lib/libgstreamer-0.10.so.0
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgstbase-1.0.so.0 /usr/lib/libgstbase-0.10.so.0
sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib/libssl.so.10
sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.10

# Searches for a DaVinci Resolve install script in ~/bin -- to be downloaded from the BlackMagic site.
sh ~/bin/DaVinci_Resolve*.sh
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Apr 18, 2018 3:18 pm

Sam Weston wrote:Throw in some h.264 support and you guys will make me a very happy filmmaker!

Thank you so much for the script, Sam!
I installed Resolve on a Debian 9 distro I placed on an additional SSD, since AMD posted their latest drivers truncated on their website again (143MB, as opposed to the normal ~540MB normal file size). I was able to make it run after copying Resolve's installation folder from main Arch system, which offered its own workaround to avoid using nVidia only drivers. Resolve just stonewalls me due to the lack of MESA OpenGL profiles (most likely), hence the Debian.

Per your h.264, there is a very good workaround. In short, FFMPEG is your friend, since it's a nifty & extremely powerful application that can shift the video encoding, with almost zero (if not fully zero) loss.
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ffmpeg -i source_file.mp4 -vcodec prores -f mov destination_file.mov

If you have a number of files you need to work on, download WinFF FFMPEG GUI from the repository (since Debian 9 has it, it's certain you'll find it for Mint) and create a new preset with the following code:
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-vcodec prores -f mov

After that, you simply drag and drop all the videos on WinFF, select the output folder and you're all set within moments. ;)

If, by any reason, your h.264 uses mp3 sound format, you can add to the above code (after the -vcode prores) the following:
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-acodec aac
or -if need be- check the available codecs (instead of aac) by typing:
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ffmpeg -codecs

You can get a full report of your video file's data by simply typing:
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ffmpeg -i
& you can determine what you need from there.

Prores is a standard used a lot in OSX video processing & it has a few more options, which are not really needed for the h.264 quality files (such as encoding to a full 444).

Hope the above helps. ;)
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Apr 19, 2018 3:53 pm

I feel like I'm getting so close.

I'm on Ubuntu 17.10, with a GTX680 and 390.30 but I seem to be getting this issue:

/opt/resolve/bin/resolve: /opt/resolve/bin/../libs/libCg.so: no version information available (required by /opt/resolve/bin/resolve)
/opt/resolve/bin/resolve: /opt/resolve/bin/../libs/libCgGL.so: no version information available (required by /opt/resolve/bin/resolve)

I didn't see a specific solution to it. Also tried deleting /opt/resolve and then reinstalling after I updated the nvidia driver, but same issue.

Any ideas?
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Apr 19, 2018 4:42 pm

I found it! needed to install clinfo to see nothing was showing, then I installed nvidia-cuda-toolkit, restarted, and BOOM! Resolve 15 running in all it's glory.

Vassilis, thank you for the ffmpeg commands too, my footage works as well! Can't wait to try this out later.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Apr 19, 2018 5:33 pm

Good find Steve! I was just about to suggest that and you updated while I was writing :)

Now that I have created a post anyway, I must add a comment to the fix suggested by Sam. It's simple although I would strongly advise against modifying Debian system library directories manually. It's not the Debian way and may cause unexpected and hard to find problems in the long run.

https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian

Instead create library symlinks in /opt/resolve/libs/ and the resolve binary will find them.

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test -e /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 && ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 /opt/resolve/libs/libcrypto.so.10
test -e /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 && ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 /opt/resolve/libs/libcrypto.so.10
test -e /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.0.0 && ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.0.0 /opt/resolve/libs/libssl.so.10
test -e /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.0.0 && ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.0.0 /opt/resolve/libs/libssl.so.10

These four lines should cover needed library links for Resolve 14 & 15 on most Debian based distributions but I would still urge people to take care when running the Resolve installer directly. It will do unhealthy stuff to a Debian based system such as Mint and Ubuntu and does not provide a way to reverse the process. I would not run it on any production environment.
That's why I wrote the DEB-package creator script ;)
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Apr 19, 2018 6:29 pm

Linux audio... Fusion page...

This is a fabulous upgrade!

Working (so far) on Ubuntu/Nvidia/Xeon.

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Apr 19, 2018 7:27 pm

Daniel Tufvesson wrote:I must add a comment to the fix suggested by Sam. It's simple although I would strongly advise against modifying Debian system library directories manually. It's not the Debian way and may cause unexpected and hard to find problems in the long run.

https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian

Instead create library symlinks in /opt/resolve/libs/ and the resolve binary will find them.

...

...but I would still urge people to take care when running the Resolve installer directly. It will do unhealthy stuff to a Debian based system such as Mint and Ubuntu and does not provide a way to reverse the process. I would not run it on any production environment.
That's why I wrote the DEB-package creator script ;)


Thanks Daniel for this very important remark!

it's really a pleasure, to read, that at least one other user/expert shares my discontent about this kind of really questionable advises...

one other aspect worth mentioning, could be seen in the fact, that the present resolve installer doesn't make any useful checks, if all the tools, which he needs to perform the installation, are already available on the system. that's a very significant flaw, which you will hardly find in similar scripts. but in the actual case of resolve, you definitely have to install at least this list of additional packages [even on a clean CentOS installation!] in advance before the installer will work as expected:

usbutils pciutils psmisc bzip2 unzip rsync

and it's often hard to see, when one of this tools wasn't available, and only some parts of resolve were installed :(
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Apr 19, 2018 8:08 pm

MikeRochefort wrote:Honestly, just don’t use BMD’s ISO. Perform a standard CentOS installation then slap Resolve on after. If you check the system requirements of every other major industry tool, they are pretty much built and tested on CentOS. Cheers, Mike



We tested this, and resolve was not functional. The color settings were not saved. Now that CENTOS is not going to settle on our new AMD Ryzen 7 , I do not think we can say that this is such a nice and compatible system.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSat Apr 21, 2018 5:28 am

Daniel Tufvesson wrote:
Sulo Kokki wrote:Here's hoping you'll have the motivation to update makeresolvedeb ;)
I'm on it Sulo ;) Just needed a little extra work this time to figure out the additions for Fusion.

Here is my Resolve DEB package creator for Resolve version 15.0b1 (BETA!)

Instructions here --> viewtopic.php?f=21&t=56878&start=500#p361701

makeresolvedeb_15.0b1-1.sh.tar.gz

Keep in mind that this is script is also in it's early beta stage.
Be careful and keep it far away from production environments!


Almost there!
ldd gives me:
libssl.so.10 => not found
libcrypto.so.10 => not found
On fresh Debian 9 64 bit setup with makeresolvedeb lite
Any ideas? Original setup still has same problems as resolve 14. Thanks for the effort!
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSat Apr 21, 2018 6:30 am

Boris Kovalev wrote:
Daniel Tufvesson wrote:
Sulo Kokki wrote:Here's hoping you'll have the motivation to update makeresolvedeb ;)
I'm on it Sulo ;) Just needed a little extra work this time to figure out the additions for Fusion.

Here is my Resolve DEB package creator for Resolve version 15.0b1 (BETA!)

Instructions here --> viewtopic.php?f=21&t=56878&start=500#p361701

makeresolvedeb_15.0b1-1.sh.tar.gz

Keep in mind that this is script is also in it's early beta stage.
Be careful and keep it far away from production environments!


Almost there!
ldd gives me:
libssl.so.10 => not found
libcrypto.so.10 => not found
On fresh Debian 9 64 bit setup with makeresolvedeb lite
Any ideas? Original setup still has same problems as resolve 14. Thanks for the effort!

Resolve requires a relatively old version of libssl that is not included in Debian 9.
Install libssl1.0.0 from Jessie (https://packages.debian.org/jessie/libssl1.0.0).
Reinstall the Resolve deb and you should be good to go :)
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSat Apr 21, 2018 6:34 am

Audacieuse-Galerie Sarl wrote:We tested this, and resolve was not functional. The color settings were not saved. Now that CENTOS is not going to settle on our new AMD Ryzen 7 , I do not think we can say that this is such a nice and compatible system.


What issues were you running into? CentOS should support the newer chips since the added support for EPYC, but I don’t have any on hand to test or confirm. I just installed Resolve on my workstation running my own CentOS 7.4 config and with the exception of a ‘minor’ mishap with OpenCL (I temporarily bricked my system), everything just works.

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostMon Apr 23, 2018 1:20 pm

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.50GHz 38 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
32.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. Z87X-UD4H-CF (SOCKET 0) 30 °C
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (EVGA) 36 °C
ForceWare version: 388.13
SLI Disabled
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

I have the program installed and it works for the most part. However, when I open the Color tab there is no video playback in the program monitor, my external monitor or in the scopes. I cannot tell what my adjustments look like as far as color changes are concerned. Also as it plays in color the timeline it is about 1 frame per second.

In the Fairlight tab there are no audio clips present on the timeline. I can see the clips on the Edit tab but not in Fairlight.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostMon Apr 23, 2018 1:46 pm

Cedric Akins wrote:I have the program installed and it works for the most part. However, when I open the Color tab there is no video playback in the program monitor, my external monitor or in the scopes.


as you are writing in this linux thread, i don't think, you are reporting experiances on "Windows 10 Pro 64-bit". nevertheless it would be useful, if you could mention your actually used linux distribution as well, because the described color panel related issues could perhaps be caused by SELinux or similar peculiarities of your system, but could also have its rational cause in nvida driver version incompatibilities or only partial installation...
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Apr 24, 2018 3:50 am

OOps. I did not realize that. Thanks.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Apr 24, 2018 8:45 pm

DaVinci Resolve 15 Fusion tab
*********************************

Anyone else ever tested the Fusion tab in Resolve15 under Linux?
I can import an image sequence into Resolve, then I go to the Fusion tab, hit CTRL + SPACE, type merge to add a merge node, then hit CTRL + SPACE again and type background.

After selecting background, Resolve quits.
Message in terminal: Socket disconnected

Is it reproduceable for anyone else?
Ubuntu 17.10, 2x Intel Xeon Quad Core, Nvidia GeForce 960 4GB with Nvidia 390.30 proprietary driver, 96Gb Ram.

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