DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

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12.5 linux: not show in preview session COLOR..why?

PostFri Mar 10, 2017 11:51 am

hi

see my screen record, i dont understand what is work davinci resolve..?
or is problem for version linux?

link: http://sendvid.com/oifmn69n
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 10, 2017 12:08 pm

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Rohit Gupta wrote:
Francesco Ciccone wrote:Hi,
everything is still working great except the GUi Preview window is black,
it has always been working fine, now not anymore,
Francesco


Can you disable Decklink in Preferences and try? Are you on the latest NVIDIA driver?


Hi,
so I'm on the latest nvidia driver, latest cuda and I've been installing from 7.3 iso, no update,
the only way the preview gui window works under the color tab is by setting the bith depth to 12bit,
even if it's very slow,
I will try to install the os again, I find no solution right now, it was working perfectly.
thanks,
Francesco
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 10, 2017 6:32 pm

Kuntal Majumder wrote:
Jörg Lippmann wrote:
  • No sound output – dealbreaker


I think we can fool Resolve in thinking there is a Decklink card to get the audio, will need some work though.
Bdw I also use Lightworks, I was thinking if Resolve could be used for editing as the lite version supports 1080p contrary to 720p of Lightworks, also the fusion connector is not available for free Lightworks.


Can you specify: what problems with sound you have? Because in my case there seems to be same problem with sound as with h264.

Also, as I understand can't run Resolve on Intel graphics? (Resolve launches in nvidia-only mode, otherwise i get segmentation error)
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 10, 2017 7:17 pm

Question for those of you dismayed by the lack of ProRes export... I have read quite a bit over the last few years on ProRes, RAW, DNxHD, etc. I now automatically use Convert V4 (on Windows) to convert any of my GoPro/phone camera/etc videos in to a DNxHD HQ format simply for editing purposes, as I find even on my Windows box with nVidia 1070 8GB video card, 64GB RAM, pure SSD.. editing MP4 is still very slow. Lots of pauses/renders slow during editing.

So.. is the issue with not being able to export ProRes simply because a project you are working on requires the files in ProRes format (possibly to import to another app for editing/other work)?

Is there a reason DNxHD could not be used in place of ProRes? As far as I understood, they were very similar in terms of quality, file size, rendering/editing speeds, etc.

I ask because I use DNxHD over ProRes if for any other reason, to avoid any potential issues with ProRes licensing support.

Is there any glaring issues using DNxHD vs ProRes, when trans-coding video for editing/coloring purposes?

I just want to make sure I am not missing anything by using DNxHD for my trans-coding choice.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 10, 2017 9:08 pm

dnxhd works nice, but if you need more than full hd it's dnxhr, and regarding davinci dnxhr reliability on gamma is problematic. it keeps being exported in full/data range.
and anyway, if i say dnx to my client the answer is generally "what? no i need prores."
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Re: 12.5 linux: not show in preview session COLOR..why?

PostSat Mar 11, 2017 10:23 am

...nothing...respond...uhm... :?:
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12.5 Opensuse 42.2 and ubuntu 16.10: not works..why?

PostSat Mar 11, 2017 10:37 am

hi

from my office job is worked as perfect...instead from my home personal: is not worked..why..?
maybe is problem from HARDWARE?

my hardware home personal:
AMD phenom II X6 1100T
RAM 16GB DDR3
video: AMD HD6870 (code barts) (driver open source, note: driver clouse source is end of life, fork to AMD-PRO (open source for new model products) and RADEON (open source is for old model products)

so see my terminal:
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> /opt/resolve/bin/resolve
ActCCMessage Already in Table: Code= 2222, Mode=  0, Level=  0, CmdKey= 8, Option= 0
ActCCMessage Already in Table: Code= c005, Mode= 13, Level=  1, CmdKey= -1, Option= 0
ActCCMessage Already in Table: Code= c006, Mode= 13, Level=  1, CmdKey= -1, Option= 0
ActCCMessage Already in Table: Code= c007, Mode= 13, Level=  1, CmdKey= -1, Option= 0
12.5.5 (#026)
Main thread starts: 62860B40
log4cxx: No appender could be found for logger (Undefined).
log4cxx: Please initialize the log4cxx system properly.


note: i did installed my fix resolve for librery from my own topic:
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=57006

also i did installed Ubuntu 16.10 in second partition for try.....
(installed librery similar to opensuse, installed libgstreamer,etc. )

result same problem to opensuse, but ubuntu installed radeon (open source) nothing close source..

then i need davinci-resolve to my home personal for learning, training..because is new for me to learn it..

then let me feedback here for how fix it..
thank you

UPDATE: i forget to add information:

first time to installation davinci-resolve, there is like walcome, quick testing (CPU, GPU, result CPU OK, GPU KO) after welcome and not start..nothing..i try start resolve nothing.. so result from terminal.. :?:
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSat Mar 11, 2017 10:46 am

manuel_songokuh - Do you have intel CPU on the working machine? And a better GPU?
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Re: 12.5 linux: not show in preview session COLOR..why?

PostSat Mar 11, 2017 1:01 pm

manuel_songokuh wrote:...nothing...respond...uhm... :?:

is problem from decklink? or video bit to 12bit? i dont understand why is changed topic in this topic..nothing warn me..uhm.. :?:
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSat Mar 11, 2017 7:27 pm

Can somebody give some advice for installation for dummies? I tried to install it but it cannot find the packages...

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sudo apt-get install libssl-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev
Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho
Creando árbol de dependencias       
Leyendo la información de estado... Hecho
E: No se ha podido localizar el paquete libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev
E: No se pudo encontrar ningún paquete usando «*» con «libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev»
E: No se pudo encontrar ningún paquete con la expresión regular «libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev»


EDIT:
I resolved to install it by installing manually from here:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gs ... ld/7819657
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gs ... ld/6392483
and then skipping the ocl-icd-opencl-dev part, since i did not want to loose my Nvidia OpelCL.
First crash after clicking 'EXR' in 'Deliver' Tab but already exported 2 videos into 1080p after cutting, moving and adjusting colours.

Computer: i5 6500, GTX 960 4GB, 16 DDR4, Samsung 850 250GB + WD 3TB HDD, Ubuntu 16.10, Nvidia 378.13
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSun Mar 12, 2017 2:47 pm

Hello, I've got the same exact error Michel Plateau has, bin/resolve complaining about log4cxx (probably unrelated) and a core dump linked to ReactorGPU:

[0x7f27e89b1b40] | Main | INFO | 2017-03-12 15:38:17,407 | Updating display GPU information...
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'ReactorGPU::GPUException'

I've got a radeon R7 370 with amdgpu modules on ubuntu (17.04).
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Re: 12.5 Opensuse 42.2 and ubuntu 16.10: not works..why?

PostSun Mar 12, 2017 7:41 pm

hi

for now i download the image iso CENTOS7.3 for davinci resolve.. i will see..

my hardware home personal:
AMD phenom II X6 1100T
RAM 16GB DDR3
video: AMD HD6870 (code barts) (driver open source, note: driver clouse source is end of life, fork to AMD-PRO (open source for new model products) and RADEON (open source is for old model products)

...i waiting of download will finishing..
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostMon Mar 13, 2017 3:43 pm

I managed to install on Ubuntu 16.10 (with the "usual" symlinking of stuff). No H264 import/export as well as no sound (as reported by many others). The grading preview was black until I changed the preview video bit depth to 8 bits (was at 10 by default).

If anyone manages to write the dummy decklink driver (as Martin Schitter suggested), I would be infinitely grateful. If anyone is going to do this, post the github link. I would be willing to help out with this (provided I have time which I tend not to have). I personally would love that Resolve was able to talk to the sound system via pulse or jack.
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Re: 12.5 linux: not show in preview session COLOR..why?

PostMon Mar 13, 2017 7:34 pm

hi

today i did meet show ursa mini pro event, so i did talked with expert for this problem so i result: change from 10bit to 8bit in video depth result WORKED show in preview in COLOR!!! thank you!

this is not a bug.. i want to know why? what is different 10bit and 8bit..?

thank you to Francesco Ciccone
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Mar 15, 2017 7:26 am

Marcin Nowak wrote:I can confirm now that Resolve works with Manjaro Linux.

Steps to run it on Manjaro:

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$ yaourt -S gstreamer0.10
$ pacman -S opencl-nvidia openssl
$ unzip DaVinci_Resolve_12.5.5_Linux.zip
$ sudo ./DaVinci_Resolve_12.5.5_Linux.sh
$ sudo bash && cd /opt/resolve/libs
# ln -s /usr/lib/libssl.so libssl.so.10
# ln -s /usr/lib/libcrypto.so libcrypto.so.10


And finally run it:

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$ /opt/resolve/bin/resolve


Marcin

PS. I don't know all dependencies.



I am on Manjaro Linus KDE and I did what you said except "pacman -S opencl-nvidia openssl" since I have an amd gpu, I tried with open source drivers and with the experimental amd drivers but every time I want to open DR I get "/opt/resolve/bin/resolve: error while loading shared libraries: libcrypto.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" although when I go into the folder it is clearly there.. do you need an nvidia gpu?
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Mar 15, 2017 5:58 pm

Hi all,

We've installed Davinci Resolve Studio 12.5.5 on a CentOs 7 system.

Whenever I choose a 3D lut on a node, I immediately get a message saying Missing Look-Up Table even though I can choose it. I can open the folder /opt/resolve/LUT and see that they are there. It doesn't matter if I choose preinstalled LUTs or some I've brought in myself.

All 1D LUTs work. But if I click the Open LUT folder in Color Management nothing happens.

Also the preview monitor in Color mode only shows black when I'm in 10bit video monitoring. It works fine in 8bit.

Anybody have any ideas?

-Simon
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Re: LUTs not working on Linux

PostWed Mar 15, 2017 7:39 pm

I can see that all the working LUTs have a duplicate in the hidden folder .LUT

All these duplicate files are of the type binary.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Mar 15, 2017 8:33 pm

@Simon Lytting

Same here on Ubuntu 16.10, color viewer only in 8bit and Missing 3dLUT.
All other parts are working
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Mar 16, 2017 7:30 am

@ Alessandro

Unfortuantely, both "bugs" are a deal breaker for me.


We first did an install of the Davinci Resolve ISO delivered from Blackmagic. Using this install the 10bit color viewer worked just fine. Unfortunately I never tried the LUTs so I don't know if that worked with BM ISO.

We had to reinstall because we need a dual boot with Windows and we couldn't get the USB CD-ROM drive to work in UEFI mode.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Mar 16, 2017 8:03 am

I am willing to try installing the Resolve CentOs, but I have some questions:

1) I wanted to see if I can install it using a USB, but it didn't work, so I'm going to use a DVD. My question is, is there any specific thing I need to do when burning the ISO to the DVD. Yesterday I read somewhere that I have to do it from another CentOs or RHEL. Is that true?

2) I would like to dual boot with my Windows installation. Have anybody managed to do that? I cannot erase Windows (as much as I would love to) since Premiere is still my main editing platform, at least for the clients work.

3) In the ReadMe file, I read that installing Resolve CentOs will erase all the connected hard disks. So, if there is a way to dual boot, how will I do that. Can I choose a manual option where I can tell it to erase only a specific partition and dual boot with Windows or something similar? I am a bit confused because I hav never installed any flavour of CentOs or RHEL before. I was always working on Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Mar 16, 2017 11:39 am

Abdelrahman Magdy wrote:1) I wanted to see if I can install it using a USB, but it didn't work, so I'm going to use a DVD. My question is, is there any specific thing I need to do when burning the ISO to the DVD. Yesterday I read somewhere that I have to do it from another CentOs or RHEL. Is that true?


you have to burn the .iso-disk-image not only the contained files! most CD/DVD writing applications will allow to open and write .iso files on windows just as well.

i'm quite surprised, that CentOS stil doesn't come as an 'hybrid' installation images, like e.g. debian. in the latter case you could indeed simply copy the content to any other boot media (USB stick/drive ect.) and it will work.

Abdelrahman Magdy wrote:2) I would like to dual boot with my Windows installation. Have anybody managed to do that? I cannot erase Windows (as much as I would love to) since Premiere is still my main editing platform, at least for the clients work.


that's quite easy to archive. there are two common used alternatives for this purpose:

you can use
a) the windows-bootmanager to select the operating system
or
b) GRUB to select the startup choice.

dual boot setups and kernel selection during the boot process are very common on linux systems.
most distributions are very careful during the installation process and will not simply destroy your existing other operating systems on your machine, but it's still a very dangerous task. not all distributions do it as satisfying carefully and user friendly as others...
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Mar 16, 2017 11:43 am

Thank you very much, Martin.

I will make sure to burn the whole iso. There is an option for that on Windows as well as on Linux Mint on my laptop. I will probably try the dual boot on my old laptop first to make sure it doesn't destroy anything on my workstation.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Mar 16, 2017 4:02 pm

Abdelrahman Magdy wrote:I will probably try the dual boot on my old laptop first to make sure it doesn't destroy anything on my workstation.


that's a very wise approach!

I'm quite sceptical about the CentOS image from BMD. I didn't test the actual version, but i spend a lot of time to work around troubles related to BMDs boot media, when resolve for linux wasn't available in its present form. for example this DVDs didn't support boot on EFI based machines and just worked on legacy BIOS, although the official images of the same distribution already supported both, etc. this was a very inconvenient detail, if you wanted to use resolve in virtual machines, where EFI is usually imperative necessity to enable graphic card passthrough...

testing resolve and it's beta releases in virtual machines is also a quite useful way to protect your main installation. unfortunately it's still not trivial in the case of resolve, because this application doesn't even start without unmediated access to powerful graphic and monitoring hardware. however it's possible to forward this devices on the host system to virtual guest instances. this is a quite complicated task and therefore not really recommendable in most cases. although it makes a lot more sense now for many users, because virtual linux instances running resolve can communicate and share storage access in a much more efficient manner with the host system than in previous days, where we had to use mixed linux-windows installations for this purpose. a linux guest on a linux KVM virtualization host it's running almost with native perfomance.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Mar 16, 2017 5:59 pm

I'm quite sceptical about the CentOS image from BMD.


Actually, I am personally worried about how this will go. I am more comfortable around Debian based Linux, but I tried installing Resolve yesterday on my old laptop that has Linux Mint, and, although, it seemed to have installed without problems, whenever I double-click it, it just doesn't work. This could be due to the fact that the Mint version I had was a bit old, or maybe because I used the Nvidia drivers (not Nouveau) available in the actual Mint Hardware Manager.

I will probably try again with a newer version of Debian based Linux, and the recommended driver as well as trying with BMD ISO.

I am just hoping that something will work because I really would love to have a proper NLE on Linux. It is mainly Premiere that is currently keeping me on Windows.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Mar 16, 2017 6:26 pm

Abdelrahman Magdy wrote:
I'm quite sceptical about the CentOS image from BMD.


Actually, I am personally worried about how this will go. I am more comfortable around Debian based Linux, but I tried installing Resolve yesterday on my old laptop that has Linux Mint, and, although, it seemed to have installed without problems, whenever I double-click it, it just doesn't work. This could be due to the fact that the Mint version I had was a bit old, or maybe because I used the Nvidia drivers (not Nouveau) available in the actual Mint Hardware Manager.

I will probably try again with a newer version of Debian based Linux, and the recommended driver as well as trying with BMD ISO.

I am just hoping that something will work because I really would love to have a proper NLE on Linux. It is mainly Premiere that is currently keeping me on Windows.


There is no problem with a debian based distro, just you need a couple of symlinks and a proper GPU with drivers (even Nvidia 340 drivers work). At the moment you can not edit properly in Resolve Linux without the a decklink card and studio version of the sofware, but you can color grade that nicely (talking about free version). But there is another NLE , Editshare Lightworks whose recent releases (betas) of version 14 has an interface similar to Resolve with better editing features (it is an industry grade editor). It has lite version with a resolution limit , the commercial one has outright licenses as well as subscription ones too , plus the paid version has a fusion plugin (currently in development for linux).
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Mar 16, 2017 7:07 pm

Abdelrahman Magdy wrote:
I'm quite sceptical about the CentOS image from BMD.

Actually, I am personally worried about how this will go.

I've installed from the BMD ISO on two machines. One is an older AMD, and the other a new double Xeon.
They are both quite solid, knock wood, even using old Decklink SDI cards.

I find Linux faster in every regard, and a delight to use compared to both the other proprietary OS's.

The main thing I recommend is that you use a separate disk for the install. Once things are up and running with CentOS, a dual boot between two OS disks is not that difficult, particularly with grub2.

CentOS is not bleeding edge in Linux, but it is battleship tough.

Cheers.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Mar 16, 2017 7:16 pm

i think, we should see the actual resolve for linux distribution more as a first beta. sure -- it isn't declared by BMD as some kind of public beta test, but in fact it shows all the typical symptoms of pre-release software. i'm sure, they will fix a lot of obvious issues and make it more usable over time. just exercise patience!

I am more comfortable around Debian based Linux, ...


so do I -- and lots of others too. :)

some people at lift gamma gain don't understand this kind of personal preferences and write really stupid and sarcastic statements about it. but i think, there are good reasons, why people choose and like this other distributions. especially those of us, who have come to appreciate the benefits of debian package management and its security impacts on maintaining large server farms, can only smile compassionately about such a lack of understanding. for them this sounds more, as if a software manufacturer would reject all user requests for support of "windows pro" editions, suggesting them, to install "windows home" first, to make proper use of a nice product. ;)

but we have to take it as it comes.
it usually isn't a great problem. tools like alien can translate package formats of different distributions in a quite acceptable manner, and if some software is prepared in a careful way, it will most likely run on any distro. it's really a pity, that BMD has chosen the IMHO most problematic distribution mechanism for resolve. this particular kind of scripts should better seen as a very unpleasant and potentially dangerous way of linux software installation.

but back to your actual problems! -- try to start the resolve from the command line, not by double clicking the icon.
you should get some error reports...
here in this thread you'll find useful further advises, how to work around the reported symptoms.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Mar 16, 2017 8:03 pm

Martin Schitter wrote:...can only smile compassionately about such a lack of understanding. for them this sounds more, as if a software manufacturer would reject all user requests for support of "windows pro" editions, suggesting them, to install "windows home" first, to make proper use of a nice product. ;)

CentOS is Red Hat Enterprise Linux without the support, not Windows Home. Despite your condescension, I see no lack of understanding. Resolve is a professional editing and grading tool, not a toy for bleeding edge Linux hacking. I've tried dozens of Linux distros over many decades, and CentOS provides a rock solid foundation on which to run Resolve.

Cheers.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Mar 16, 2017 8:53 pm

Noel Sterrett wrote:CentOS is Red Hat Enterprise Linux without the support, not Windows Home. Despite your condescension, I see no lack of understanding. Resolve is a professional editing and grading tool, not a toy for bleeding edge Linux hacking. I've tried dozens of Linux distros over many decades, and CentOS provides a rock solid foundation on which to run Resolve.


hopefully you didn't get a wrong impression about my true backgound. ;)

i usually don't care about, which distribution someone prefers. everybody should choose and try whatever he likes!
but if we want to argue in a rational manner, "good reasons" may also be seen as useful. i think, i already suggested, why i prefer the fabulous update and install mechanism of one choice over the other one, although this other one may have a strong brother with big written, but slightly rusty, "enterprise" letters [=capital/s] on his house...

it's easy to disparage "bleeding edge Linux hacking", but you could also look out for real world numbers:

https://w3techs.com/technologies/detail ... ux/all/all

and for the historic long term trend in particular:
Image

i'm sure, not all of this actual users resp. server operators will share your point of view.
apodictic judgments, which looked quite plausible ten years ago, aren't have to be indisputable true any more.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve Lite for Linux request

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 11:26 am

Hi Everyone,

Regarding the Virtual Machine question, a standard virtual machine solution will not see the required graphic cards in the computer hardware that Resolve requires. However if you use a more advance virtual machine or Hypervisor, it can be achieved. There are some advanced solutions which will allow the virtual machine to see the installed hardware in a computer. I did this some years ago when I ran Revival in a virtual machine environment.

Best Regards,





Blake Jones




Dwaine Maggart wrote:@Alvaro,

You said: "I can't import any videos".

What exactly does that mean?

You don't SEE any videos in the Media Storage area?

Or something happens when you select one in the Media Storage area?

Regarding audio, what sort of system audio do you have? Do you have a BMD I/O device?

Maybe posting a log would be helpful.

@JP: Regarding Resolve and VM's, I'm not aware of any VM solution that supports the required NVIDIA driver access that Resolve needs. I'd love to be shown wrong on that though, if someone has such a solution.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 11:42 am

There is no problem with a debian based distro, just you need a couple of symlinks and a proper GPU with drivers


Thanks for your help, Kuntal. I tried installing Resolve on Debian distro again and I had a very nice experience with it. It actually installed very easily. I only needed to install libssl1.0.0 and do a couple of symlinks and everything works fine.

The only problem I had with it is the sound issue, where the meters indicates there is sound in the video (and I know there is sound) but I am not getting any output.

Has anybody figured a way to fix this issue?


At the moment you can not edit properly in Resolve Linux without the a decklink card and studio version of the software


I am yet to try actual editing with the free version on Linux. I will give an update on how it works for me as soon as I test it.


But there is another NLE , Editshare Lightworks whose recent releases (betas) of version 14 has an interface similar to Resolve with better editing features


I am aware of Lightworks. I actually tried it when it was in version 12, but I didn't like it that much. The new version seems worth a try though. I will probably download it tonight and see if I will like it.


I've installed from the BMD ISO on two machines. One is an older AMD, and the other a new double Xeon.
They are both quite solid, knock wood, even using old Decklink SDI cards.


Unfortunately, Noel, I didn't have a nice experience yesterday with BMD ISO installation. The OS installed, but the NVIDIA driver didn't work, and I tried to install it myself, but kept jumping from one problem to another, fixing them, until I hit a brick wall with one of them, and had to give up because it was way too late at night :D

I will write a long post later explaining exactly what I experienced yesterday trying to install Resolve on Debian distro and on the DaVinci Resolve CentOS.

Of course I am not suggesting that CentOS is not good, as I have never given it a fair trial. I have always used Debian based distros. In fact, I have seen CentOS used in some VFX facilities here in London. So, for sure, it works for them or they would have just dropped it.


but we have to take it as it comes.


I actually wouldn't have had an issue using CentOS (despite preferring Debian distros) if it worked well for me, but I actually had huge issues trying to get it to work yesterday. Compared to that, installing a package and creating a couple of symlinks on Linux Mint is nothing. I only need to figure out how to fix that audio issue where there is clearly audio in the footage, but there is no actual output.


but back to your actual problems! -- try to start the resolve from the command line, not by double clicking the icon.
you should get some error reports...


This is exactly what I did, and I managed to get these problems fixed doing a simple search on the mighty Google :D


Thank you very much guys. As I said, I am going to do a post about my experience trying to install Resolve on both systems. Hopefully, we can figure out where things went wrong with the BMD ISO.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 12:26 pm

Abdelrahman Magdy wrote:I only need to figure out how to fix that audio issue where there is clearly audio in the footage, but there is no actual output.

Audio playback in the Linux version of Resolve (no matter whether the free version or Resolve Studio) only works via Blackmagic Decklink cards.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 12:42 pm

Audio playback in the Linux version of Resolve (no matter whether the free version or Resolve Studio) only works via Blackmagic Decklink cards.


That's a shame. Thank you very much, Johan. I have been considering buying one for a while now, but never was in a rush to do it.

Any specific model of the Decklink cards?

And you are 100% sure there is no way around this limitation?

Thanks again for your help.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 12:59 pm

Abdelrahman Magdy wrote:
And you are 100% sure there is no way around this limitation?


There might be a way if we can fool resolve in thinking that there is a Decklink Card but probably need sometime till somebody comes with a solution like this.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 1:00 pm

Abdelrahman Magdy wrote:Any specific model of the Decklink cards?

No.

And you are 100% sure there is no way around this limitation?

Yes, I am a Resolve Studio customer and received a clear respective answer from Blackmagic's tech support:

"That is correct, currently only our Desktop Video devices, such as the DeckLink's, can output audio from Resolve on Linux."
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 1:04 pm

Thank you very much, Johan. Just wanted to make sure this is the only option I have.

Have a good day.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 2:00 pm

Diego Borghello wrote:Is there a way to make Resolve full screen? So far everything works as expected on Centos 7.3, but Resolve is constrained between Centos top and bottom bars, which are light gray and very distracting.

There is no full screen option, but you can...
    Login with GNOME rather than GNOME Classic.
    [~]# yum install gnome-shell-browser-plugin
    Open this Firefox: https://extensions.gnome.org/
    Search for 'TaskBar', click it, and turn it on (right side of page)
    [~]$ gnome-tweak-tool
    Choose: Extensions -> Taskbar -> click settings (circle on right)
Now you can turn on/off the top/bottom panels, as well as change their color, size, etc.

Cheers.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 3:27 pm

Abdelrahman Magdy wrote:Unfortunately, Noel, I didn't have a nice experience yesterday with BMD ISO installation. The OS installed, but the NVIDIA driver didn't work, and I tried to install it myself, but kept jumping from one problem to another, fixing them, until I hit a brick wall with one of them, and had to give up because it was way too late at night :D
Did you check to see if the Nvidia Linux driver on the ISO supports your card(s)?

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/114708/en-us

Cheers.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 3:46 pm

Noel Sterrett wrote:
Abdelrahman Magdy wrote:Unfortunately, Noel, I didn't have a nice experience yesterday with BMD ISO installation. The OS installed, but the NVIDIA driver didn't work, and I tried to install it myself, but kept jumping from one problem to another, fixing them, until I hit a brick wall with one of them, and had to give up because it was way too late at night :D
Did you check to see if the Nvidia Linux driver on the ISO supports your card(s)?

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/114708/en-us

Cheers.

I did and it supports my card. I have the GTX 770. And this is the same driver I installed on Linux Mint, and it works really well there, and I managed to install Resolve without any problem.

I don't think it was a support issue anyway. I couldn't even get the driver to install. First, there were missing packages, and then after installing them, it kept saying that there is a problem with the kernel version.

I looked everywhere online, but couldn't find a solution to this problem, so I gave up on it.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 3:52 pm

I have a question regarding the audio issue. Seeing that it would only work if I have a Decklink card, if I buy the card, how would I get Resolve to use the speakers I have. I won't be able to connect my computer to a TV monitor, since I don't have one to spare at the moment.

Is there a way to get the Decklink to use the regular speakers I have? And, would I be able to do that with the DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K or that one doesn't support audio output? Because when I checked the different models, most of them had audio output mentioned in their description, but this one didn't.

Here is the link to all the models. The Mini Monitor 4K is the one I am thinking to buy.
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/decklink/models

Thank you.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 4:56 pm

Abdelrahman Magdy wrote:I have a question regarding the audio issue. Seeing that it would only work if I have a Decklink card, if I buy the card, how would I get Resolve to use the speakers I have. I won't be able to connect my computer to a TV monitor, since I don't have one to spare at the moment.

Is there a way to get the Decklink to use the regular speakers I have? And, would I be able to do that with the DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K or that one doesn't support audio output? Because when I checked the different models, most of them had audio output mentioned in their description, but this one didn't.

Here is the link to all the models. The Mini Monitor 4K is the one I am thinking to buy.
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/decklink/models

Thank you.

You could add an SDI to HDMI Mini Converter to the Mini Monitor and get analog audio. That's what I have:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/558911-REG/Blackmagic_Design_CONVMBSH_Mini_Converter_SDI_to.html

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 5:15 pm

Noel Sterrett wrote:
Abdelrahman Magdy wrote:I have a question regarding the audio issue. Seeing that it would only work if I have a Decklink card, if I buy the card, how would I get Resolve to use the speakers I have. I won't be able to connect my computer to a TV monitor, since I don't have one to spare at the moment.

Is there a way to get the Decklink to use the regular speakers I have? And, would I be able to do that with the DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K or that one doesn't support audio output? Because when I checked the different models, most of them had audio output mentioned in their description, but this one didn't.

Here is the link to all the models. The Mini Monitor 4K is the one I am thinking to buy.
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/decklink/models

Thank you.

You could add an SDI to HDMI Mini Converter to the Mini Monitor and get analog audio. That's what I have:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/558911-REG/Blackmagic_Design_CONVMBSH_Mini_Converter_SDI_to.html

Cheers.


This is brilliant. Thank you very much, Noel.
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PostFri Mar 17, 2017 5:22 pm

Abdelrahman Magdy wrote:I don't think it was a support issue anyway. I couldn't even get the driver to install.
The Nvidia driver is pre-installed on the ISO.

I didn't need to do anything on either of my machines, so I'm not sure what is going on.

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PostFri Mar 17, 2017 5:46 pm

Noel Sterrett wrote:
Abdelrahman Magdy wrote:I don't think it was a support issue anyway. I couldn't even get the driver to install.
The Nvidia driver is pre-installed on the ISO.

I didn't need to do anything on either of my machines, so I'm not sure what is going on.

Cheers.


I am not sure as well. This is what I thought before installing, that the driver is pre-installed to avoid any issues. But somehow it didn't install, and it was very obvious when the OS started for the first time, because the UI was huge and messy. It is worth noting as well that, when I inserted the DVD, the UI didn't load and I basically had to go through the installation in some sort of command-line mode. It seemed pretty weird, but I thought it will be sorted out as soon as the OS is installed.

When it didn't, I typed "nvidia-settings" in Terminal as Peter suggested, and it said that the command is not found, which means that the NVIDIA driver isn't installed. This is where I started trying to install it without any success.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Mar 17, 2017 6:41 pm

Try:
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cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep NVIDIA

It might tell you something about what is happening.

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSat Mar 18, 2017 1:28 am

I have been able to install DR onto Arch (Antergos) using the guides here.

I am using the newest Nvidia Driver, (378.13).

Currently when I start DR 2 CPU's are stuck on 100%. When I look at the activity monitor the process:
DaVinciPanelDaemon is using 25% cpu, (8 Threads on my machine- so 2 threads at 100%).

Also a strange problem is when I change any transform settings of a media clip, (within resolve edit) the resulting change is delayed and the interface is sluggish.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

I am starting to think that maybe I should reinstall with --keep as opposed to an auto install.

Cheers
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PostSat Mar 18, 2017 4:41 pm

Michael Svelac wrote: I tried with open source drivers and with the experimental amd drivers but every time I want to open DR I get "/opt/resolve/bin/resolve: error while loading shared libraries: libcrypto.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" although when I go into the folder it is clearly there..


You should double check the symlink to libcrypto. If it is dead it won't work. Or it is not "on the path" (where OS would search for it).

do you need an nvidia gpu?


Honestly, I don't know... Your problem is related to the missing lib.

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSat Mar 18, 2017 8:28 pm

I'm trying to install on Mint 18 and getting a slightly different error to others:

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ActCCMessage Already in Table: Code= 2222, Mode=  0, Level=  0, CmdKey= 8, Option= 0
ActCCMessage Already in Table: Code= c005, Mode= 13, Level=  1, CmdKey= -1, Option= 0
ActCCMessage Already in Table: Code= c006, Mode= 13, Level=  1, CmdKey= -1, Option= 0
ActCCMessage Already in Table: Code= c007, Mode= 13, Level=  1, CmdKey= -1, Option= 0
QSocketNotifier: Can only be used with threads started with QThread
log4cxx: No appender could be found for logger (UI).
log4cxx: Please initialize the log4cxx system properly.
12.5.5 (#026)
Main thread starts: 66F20B00


Notably the line
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QSocketNotifier: Can only be used with threads started with QThread
.

Also my ResolveDebug.txt:

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[0x7fe466f20b00] | Main                 | INFO  | 2017-03-18 20:24:56,230 | Updating display GPU information...
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'ReactorGPU::GPUException'


Some required information is missing for email crash report, the crash archive will not be updated


==========[CRASH DUMP]========
Please send this to support:
#TIME Sat Mar 18 20:24:56 2017 - Uptime 00:00:00 (hh:mm:ss)
#FROM_EMAIL
#TO_EMAIL
#VERSION 12.5.5 (#026)
#SMTP_SERVER
#PROGRAM_NAME (64-bit)

./resolve(_ZN7BtDebug14ReportSegfaultEiP7siginfoPv+0x44)[0x35c7fa4]
/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6(gsignal+0x38)[0x7fe453c7d428]
/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6(gsignal+0x38)[0x7fe453c7d428]
/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6(abort+0x16a)[0x7fe453c7f02a]
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6(_ZN9__gnu_cxx27__verbose_terminate_handlerEv+0x16d)[0x7fe4542b684d]
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6(+0x8d6b6)[0x7fe4542b46b6]
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6(+0x8d701)[0x7fe4542b4701]
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6(+0x8d919)[0x7fe4542b4919]
./resolve[0x6ebaf9]
./resolve[0x6e94ae]
./resolve[0x6e46aa]
./resolve[0x6b06a9]
./resolve[0x6b8383]
./resolve[0x6b9459]
./resolve[0x6b9708]
./resolve[0xc10cb8]
./resolve[0xc12097]
./resolve[0x6be512]
./resolve[0x6bf349]
./resolve(main+0x15b)[0x6a20eb]
/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xf0)[0x7fe453c68830]
./resolve[0x6a1b09]
Signal Number = 6
==============================


The install went fine (using the links trick).

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSat Mar 18, 2017 10:16 pm

Hey folks,
I'm on Antergos (Arch Linux)
My Hardware: Intel® Core™ i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz × 8, 16GB RAM, No dedicated graphics card, I'm using Intel HD4000 integrated GPU
The installation was successful, but I still can't get it running.
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# /opt/resolve/bin/resolve: error while loading shared libraries: libcudart.so.7.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

# pacman -Q | grep nvidia
nvidia-cg-toolkit 3.1-4
opencl-nvidia 378.13-5


Any idea?
OS: Antergos, Arch Linux x86_64
Kernel Release: 4.10.3-1-ARCH
DE: GNOME
Processor Type: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSat Mar 18, 2017 11:58 pm

Hi everyone,
I've been trying to install CentOS 7.3 12.5.5.5 from a properly burned DVD iso onto a Supermicro X9DRG-QF system...I'm stuck.

SETUP:
I pulled all PCI cards and HDD's from the system so only the boot SSD is in the system connected to a USB external DVD drive with the iso in it.


I have successfully installed CentOS 7.3. I then, per instructions on the readme.txt, installed Resolve 12.5.5. then, the NVIDIA Driver referenced in the readme.txt,

I install 1 Deckling 3d Extreme card top slot 11, then Desktop Video driver referenced in the readme.txt. - Can't find the interface command (in Centos 6.4 I type DesktopVideo(tab) and the command pops up...(can't recall what it is at this moment) then I hit enter and the GUI comes up.

Then I install 2 GTX Titan Blacks (supported in the list provided in this thread) slot 6 & 8 (both CPU 2). and plug my Dell 14FPSxxx monitor into the DVI-D port into one of the Titan Blacks. Upon reboot... black screen. nothing. If i swap to the VGA port (on system and monitor) i see the desktop.

1. is there a required slot for the GUI ( does 1 have to be on CPU 1?)?
2. is there a "install everything...CentOS & Resolve & Drivers" option? how/where do you select it (please name it)
3. should i have all PCI E cards i plan to use installed upon CentOS 7.3 and install again as I did.... i.e. CentOS > Resolve > NVIDIA Drivers > Deckling Video ??

I have a Linux license Dongle.

Thanks all...

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