DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Nov 02, 2017 11:37 am

Fabrice Lapeyrere wrote:Hi everyone,

I'm still looking for the issue with the gradings not properly saved, problem described here : https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/view ... 00#p367004.
So I took some time today to perform a fresh install (BMD centos ISO) with last version of resolve.

I think I found something interesting : when I set my gnome session to use French format (gnome configuration panel > region & language > formats) the grades doesn't save, when I set this parameter to English it works...

I will look further to see if it works well. I'll let you know !

Hello Fabrice and thank you very much. :D

I did test with Linux Mint and you are right. When my session (language, region and keyboard) are set to English (US), Resolve works perfectly.

When set to, say English (UK), errors occur either by grades or with kb shortcuts. Hence, I think the best workaround for international users is to use Resolve on a separate account, specifically set to US.

Updated the Linux Mint install to include this advice.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Nov 02, 2017 5:05 pm

I plan on building a DaVinci Resolve system using dual Xeon E5-2697v2 processors or E5-2670v2.
I want the system to run on CentOS 7.
Can I run DaVinci Resolve 14 using these processors?
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Nov 02, 2017 6:41 pm

Yes.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Nov 02, 2017 8:26 pm

Thanks Dwaine
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSun Nov 05, 2017 2:21 pm

I come round from time to time since the linux version was released, hoping that some of the problems would be fixed by now... and please correct me if I'm wrong now

ok, first, here are the stats so far: more than 650 replies, more than 80000 (!!!) views in this thread. still... NO audio, NO h264 in the lite version, and LOTS of installation issues...

Seriously Blackmagic??

As a professional editor I'm bound to windows or mac right now (so far I'm working with adobe and avid), but I would definitely give the linux side a shot and maybe make a switch. I would even buy one of your external devices - if it would work on linux. And no, I won't buy an internal card. My main stations are packed, and those cards are pretty much impossible to install on laptops...

So please... update your drivers and your software to make it possible to actually really work with your products
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSun Nov 05, 2017 6:34 pm

Sulo Kokki wrote:I did test with Linux Mint and you are right. When my session (language, region and keyboard) are set to English (US), Resolve works perfectly.

When set to, say English (UK), errors occur either by grades or with kb shortcuts. Hence, I think the best workaround for international users is to use Resolve on a separate account, specifically set to US.


Other alternative is to launch reslve by runnig command:
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LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8" /opt/resolve/bin/./resolve
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSun Nov 05, 2017 8:48 pm

Hello,

the problem of color registration, as well as the impossibility of exporting colors, are they bugs or limitation of the free version?

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostMon Nov 06, 2017 7:48 am

Hey all. Having an issue with Resolve crashing whenever I scroll over footage. Any advice?

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostMon Nov 06, 2017 7:50 am

Hello,

Ubuntu 17.10 now supports QuickSync. Studio users on Linux should have better h264/hevc decoding because of this.

Did a test install. Same steps as in the Linux Mint install, except for

14- update the Nvidia driver
14.1- sudo apt-get install nvidia-384

15- download libpng12-0 here
15-1 sudo dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb


Resolve started and works without a hitch. :)
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostMon Nov 06, 2017 3:24 pm

Hi everyone,

Just to say that I got an e-mail from the Blackmagic Support to confirm they can replicate the behaviour.
We are hopeful that this behaviour will be addressed in a future release of Resolve however I am afraid that I cannot give any timescale for such a release

Until then I use a US configured Centos PC, and it works like a charm !
I had trouble with the multicam switcher, and the US format corrects this issue too.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostMon Nov 06, 2017 6:31 pm

Thanks for the help, Sulo! Gave it a quick test and it looks like that package works like a dream.

Starting to think it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a backup partition with a Resolve-configured CentOS install...
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Nov 07, 2017 10:32 am

Michael de Meyer wrote:ok, first, here are the stats so far: more than 650 replies, more than 80000 (!!!) views in this thread. still... NO audio, NO h264 in the lite version, and LOTS of installation issues...



Audio is currently only available with a Blackmagic I/O device and most of the installation issues are about people trying to install this to an unsupported Linux distro.

It works fine if you spec your machine according to the system requirements. People just think you can slap it on whatever which isn't the case with the Linux version.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Nov 07, 2017 5:44 pm

Tero Ahlfors wrote:
Michael de Meyer wrote:ok, first, here are the stats so far: more than 650 replies, more than 80000 (!!!) views in this thread. still... NO audio, NO h264 in the lite version, and LOTS of installation issues...



Audio is currently only available with a Blackmagic I/O device and most of the installation issues are about people trying to install this to an unsupported Linux distro.

It works fine if you spec your machine according to the system requirements. People just think you can slap it on whatever which isn't the case with the Linux version.


Yes, thank you for your tip, I know that it's supposed to run on a CentOS system. But that's not something I'm complaining about. And thank you for reminding me that there is a Blackmagic I/O card required for having sound. I know that as well, because that's what I was complaining about in my post.

Resolve on Linux is a VERY cool thing. And I'd love to use in on Linux. But what's not so cool is that I can't use it without an internal card. And I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who thinks this way
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Nov 07, 2017 5:53 pm

The external BMD I/O devices that use Thunderbolt seem to be supported in Linux.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Nov 08, 2017 2:47 am

Michael de Meyer wrote:ok, first, here are the stats so far: more than 650 replies, more than 80000 (!!!) views in this thread. still... NO audio, NO h264 in the lite version, and LOTS of installation issues...

Seriously Blackmagic??

Seriously. I agree with Tero Ahlfors. There was a lot of pointless queries, because DRS requires certain level of CPU/GPU, and the answer was always system upgrade.

BMD was bit late in admitting the system audio is unsupported and BMD gear is required for full editing experience. They could've saved some people's time. So there's another pool of questions that were ultimately pointless.

Michael de Meyer wrote:I know that it's supposed to run on a CentOS system.


The Linux version was released as is (Centos build). Other installs are effectively hacked out of Centos. Is all about finding the correct libraries, and every distro has maybe one unique problem. It takes a bit of time and teamwork, but that is Linux.

One particular problem was mandatory English (US) session. Using any other language settings creates a large variety of bugs. This mean a lot of international users had a successful install but many different errors. This create yet another pool. One fix solved many issues.

Put it to perspective, the Linux betas had only a few problems that were outside the above.

The panel daemon and black screen on Color tab/10-bit were most common bugs. This is normal.


I can live with BMD's 'hands up' attitude on other Linux distros beside Centos. It's understandable that they need to target their resources.

Why BMD omit system audio? I guess, they want to control DRS on Linux for now. Without sound, it is novelty for most people. as the I/O card means casual users stay away.

I think BMD kept this quiet at first during the 14 launch on purpose, for sure they knew. As result, I think, most Linux users had DRS already.

They can fix this in the future by adding system sound. I would do it in DRS 15. They can use 14 to get a lot of data about different distros. With system audio, DRS gets a lot of new users on the Linux side. Things should get interesting then.

One thing they should add in 14.x is libpng16-0 support, or include 12-0 in installer.


Michael de Meyer wrote:As a professional editor I'm bound to windows or mac right now (so far I'm working with adobe and avid), but I would definitely give the linux side a shot and maybe make a switch.

Why not try Resolve 14 on Win/Mac? You get system audio output and mostly same user experience.

Also, you can grade without sound (I hear DRS is good at that ;)). Different DRS ports talk well together, and you can transcode around the Linux/h26x issue.

And I agree. DRS on Linux is very cool. But this is still early days and I think is still beta, without system audio or proper installer. Enter at your own risk and have fun.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Nov 09, 2017 10:38 pm

Audio is still pain in the a**.

I have a Blackmagic Monitor 4k card, all drivers proper installed.
Sometimes audio work, sometimes not. Sometimes its crackly and noisy.
After returning from screensaver or screen power sleep, audio does not work anymore!

In the rare occasions, when audio is working, there is this strange beeping all time and I could not figure out so far how to disable this...

If you have video footage which has Mpeg-4 AAC audio, audio does not work, you have to convert all tracks to wave (wtf).

With all respect, for a professional video editing software with the original hardware this should not happen!.

Come on guys, please fix this, it is very annoying when you want to use this software in a professional manner.



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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostMon Nov 13, 2017 11:08 am

+1

...And I will add: no sounds in the export. Today I can not imagine buying the full version when I see that the lite version does not work. In the state create a film without sound, it's just unthinkable.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostMon Nov 13, 2017 11:15 am

When I look at the archive logs I hope for a future stable version.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Nov 15, 2017 7:33 am

I have updated my Resolve DEB package creator for Resolve version 14.1

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

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Shoot - BMCC | BMPC | BMPCC | BMVA
Edit - Debian Linux | Resolve Studio 14.0.1 | i7-3930K CPU | X79 MB | 32GB RAM | GTX1080 GPU | Decklink SDI
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Nov 15, 2017 8:05 am

Hi,

I have just installed Studio 14.1 on Manjaro.
It needs about 2 minutes to start. Console output shows nothing.
After thar, it looks like it's working (I haven't tested thoroughly).
Any help?

i7
24GB RAM
NVIDIA GTX750TI
No panels
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Nov 15, 2017 11:39 am

Peter Chamberlain wrote:Support for onboard audio on Linux is on the list of items we will get too but in the meantime Dwaine's suggestion of a Mini Monitor is a good one.



Peter,

Any news about this from April?
Thank you.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Nov 15, 2017 6:10 pm

Dwaine Maggart wrote:@Noel: the link to download our CentOS 7.3 build image is near the bottom of the Readme.txt file.


I'm sorry, but I can't find a support page with the BM build info. I found the download link in this topic, but it doesn't have the checksum. And it's not in the DaVinci_Resolve_14_Configuration_Guide either.

Where is this 'readme.txt' file? Or a support page for your CentOS build? Thank you.

I didn't get the usb stick install to boot, currently burning a dvd.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Nov 15, 2017 6:33 pm

@Ian: The file I mention is in the Resolve Linux download from the Support area of our web site.

You download a zip file. When you unzip it, there will be a doc. In Resolve 12.5.4 and earlier, this was a Readme.txt text file. In current Resolve versions, there is a PDF file.

Note that if you attempt to copy and paste the ISO link from the PDF doc, it will have some malformed characters. You'll either need to fix those (they should be obvious) or don't copy and paste the URL. Type it in.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Nov 15, 2017 9:42 pm

Iñigo Figuero wrote:
Peter Chamberlain wrote:Support for onboard audio on Linux is on the list of items we will get too but in the meantime Dwaine's suggestion of a Mini Monitor is a good one.



Peter,

Any news about this from April?
Thank you.

I second that.

Any update on the system audio front for Linux with 14.1?

Is there any API/SDK that can be used, so one can write an interface to Jack2 - I think this implementation is the best option for professional audio under Linux with low latency.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Nov 16, 2017 10:45 am

Audacieuse-Galerie Sarl:
...And I will add: no sounds in the export. Today I can not imagine buying the full version when I see that the lite version does not work. In the state create a film without sound, it's just unthinkable.


Just add a few additional title cards for dialog and have the theater hire a pianist. Problem solved!

I want this. I'll install whatever distro you guys select. I'll jump through hoops. Buy a Decklink card if necessary. And if this stuff works, I'll buy a license. But I get the distinct feeling it's really not ready for Prime Time yet on Linux. And I don't see a real hardware compatibility list or explicit instructions. And I did look.

My Mac just died so I'm out shopping for a new computer. I'd rather run Linux because I submit jobs to AWS and would prefer my desktop run the exact same stuff I build for my AWS containers. But that's my problem, not yours.

I saw a comment by someone saying, hey if you're looking for an editor - go elsewhere! And frankly, I am looking for a Premiere / AE alternative. But this thread is a nightmare to wade through. I'm sorry. I want this product. I certainly like that BM is attempting a Linux port. But I have to say, you guys haven't made it easy.

Regardless, the sense I get here is that running Win10 with a Linux subsystem would be a lot easier to make Davinci/Fusion just plain work.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Nov 16, 2017 3:27 pm

Bump: System audio sound in GNU/Linux! :-)

As for Jack v's PulseAudio etc... I think Jack may be a bit OTT and wasted a bit with Resolve. As Jack's highlight is to be able to route audio in any way you need. As Resolve doesn't allow recording audio IIRC, I don't really see the need?

For audio DAW's etc- yes Jack is 100% a great solution, maybe just not for Resolve.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Nov 16, 2017 4:59 pm

Iñigo Figuero wrote:Hi,

I have just installed Studio 14.1 on Manjaro.
It needs about 2 minutes to start. Console output shows nothing.
After thar, it looks like it's working (I haven't tested thoroughly).
Any help?

i7
24GB RAM
NVIDIA GTX750TI
No panels


More info from logs:
____________________________________________________________________________________________
[0x7f29eb386f00] | Main | INFO | 2017-11-16 17:50:35,761 | Finished loading Application style sheet
[0x7f29eb386f00] | LeManager | ERROR | 2017-11-16 17:54:53,204 | 141, 638, -1
____________________________________________________________________________________________

As you see, it waits more than 4 minutes and them an error appears.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Nov 16, 2017 6:45 pm

alexmitchellmus wrote:Bump: System audio sound in GNU/Linux! :-)

As for Jack v's PulseAudio etc... I think Jack may be a bit OTT and wasted a bit with Resolve. As Jack's highlight is to be able to route audio in any way you need. As Resolve doesn't allow recording audio IIRC, I don't really see the need?

For audio DAW's etc- yes Jack is 100% a great solution, maybe just not for Resolve.

As far as I recall, I read a claim by reportedly BMD employee that Linux audio doesn't meet the quality requirement for professional product like Davinci Resolve, so they postpone the implementation of the system audio for the undefined future (low, low priority) and recommend using superior hardware audio solution by BMD.

One thing that I recall was the latency and inherent lag/out of sync video with audio.

And yes indeed, PulseAudio is not really a good solution (but better than nothing). Inherently laggy. The reason, I'm suggesting Jack2 is that it provides by design a real-time/low latency, needed for professional audio applications and so, no excuse for not implementing at least client for the Jack2.

Personally I did small command line music player for Jack2 and honestly it doesn't seem too complicated, so I don't expect BMD engineers to spend too much time implementing output to Jack :)

Edit: Just a side note, one day Fedora will start shipping PipeWire and probably at some point replace PulseAudio.
PipeWire is a new subsystem that vastly improves audio/video handling under Linux. Eventually it will support the full range of ways users currently use PulseAudio and JACK, and provide similar handling for video. It’s designed to be a new core foundation for audiovisual I/O in Linux apps. In Fedora 27 Workstation, PipeWire provides screen capture and screencast recording in GNOME Shell. In future releases its capabilities will expand.
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