DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

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Lucius Snow

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostMon Sep 16, 2019 10:36 pm

Hello all,

I've just purchased a DaVinci Dongle for Linux to export in ProRes. So rare to find! $1650 on eBay...

I'm bored with Hackintosh issues so I'll probably buy the new ThreadRipper generation with 64 cores. I already know a little bit Ubuntu (but not CentOS at all). Can you please confirm DaVinci Studio 15 or 16 works perfectly with Ubuntu? I'll use it with a Decklink 4K Extreme 12G.

Are the DNx export still an issue with AMD/Linux?

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

PostMon Sep 16, 2019 11:29 pm

alfabuster wrote:Hi. Where you get Davinci Resolve version 15.2.1? Official website propose only 16 and 16.1...

All the versions since the Blackmagic Design acquisition are available, going all the way back to 10.1.5. Just scroll down. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/suppor ... and-fusion
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostMon Sep 16, 2019 11:32 pm

Lucius Snow wrote:Can you please confirm DaVinci Studio 15 or 16 works perfectly with Ubuntu?

See: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=90190#11
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Sep 17, 2019 11:02 am

Seth Goldin wrote:
Lucius Snow wrote:Can you please confirm DaVinci Studio 15 or 16 works perfectly with Ubuntu?

See: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=90190#11


I just now tried DaVinci Resolve 15.2.1 on Ubuntu 19.04, have got the same error like 16.0

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/opt/resolve/bin/resolve                                                             
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
ActCCMessage Already in Table: Code= 2282, Mode=  0, Level=  0, CmdKey= 8, Option= 0
PnlMsgActionStringAdapter Already in Table: Code= 615e, Mode=  0, Level=  0, CmdKey= -1, Option= 0
15.2.1 (#005) Linux/Clang
Main thread starts: 9D91D640
[0x7fa79d91d640] | Undefined            | INFO  | 2019-09-17 13:58:29,844 | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[0x7fa79d91d640] | Undefined            | INFO  | 2019-09-17 13:58:29,844 | Loaded log config from /opt/resolve/configs/log-conf.xml
[0x7fa79d91d640] | Undefined            | INFO  | 2019-09-17 13:58:29,844 | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[1]    9462 abort (core dumped)  /opt/resolve/bin/resolve


But I have laptop ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DY, with radeon rx560x mesa driver. I think this is problem. On windows 10 DaVinci works great...
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Sep 17, 2019 11:26 am

Seth Goldin wrote:
Lucius Snow wrote:Can you please confirm DaVinci Studio 15 or 16 works perfectly with Ubuntu?

See: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=90190#11

I know CentOS is recommended. Well, by the way, they say:

For this reason, we even provide our own ISO for installing the correct version of CentOS with all required dependencies.


Where's this ISO? I can't find it.

There's this direct link: http://downloads.blackmagicdesign.com/D ... OS_7.3.iso

Is is the latest version? Is there any release history logs somewhere? Does it have the Radeon VII drivers included?

Thanks.

EDIT: Ok, the ISO link is inside Linux_Installation_Instructions.pdf that comes with the installer.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Sep 17, 2019 12:08 pm

Hi Lucius

Look at
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=97863&p=543862&hilit=radeon+VII#p543862

I have both CentOS/Xeon and Ubuntu Studio/Threadripper running 16.1b3 now

I avoid updating CentOS since earlier attempts totally broke CentOS, keep running it from BMD Iso as a reference
Updates of Resolve and Desktop Video have worked on both, I always uninstall, then install the new version

Updates of Ubuntu Studio have been without any problem, both with GPU 1080ti and now Radeon VII
There were more issues with codecs earlier, but it's still complicated which codecs work on which OS/CPU

DNx export on AMD/Linux were broken earlier without any helpful error messages, works now

With Linux you really need the Resolve Studio license, and you've got the exclusive one :)
Good luck!

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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Sep 17, 2019 1:21 pm

Thank you Bjorn. So now you run the Radeon VII on Ubuntu Studio with full stability / performances?

Have you noticed any disadvantage to run DaVinci Studio on Ubuntu instead of the CentOS Blackmagic official distribution?

Is Ubuntu install more complicated than CentOS? At the moment, I only use it as a live OS with a bootable USB key to format in EXT3. So I'm not a Linux expert.

Why do you say that CentOS is a "boring" OS?
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Sep 18, 2019 5:50 am

Yes, good performance, no problems
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Earlier versions of Resolve Linux on Ubuntu were tricky, the installer was just a gigantic shell script without uninstall and with no checks before it started to install things
When something failed/Resolve didn't succeed in starting it was very difficult to clean up, try again

Daniel Tufvesson, creator of the thread made a fantastic script that converted Resolves 'installer' to a proper .deb package, this to keep track of dependencies and also enable a proper uninstall
Only bad thing it disabled BMD Control panel support

Later BMD got the Resolve installer much better, and Daniel's script wasn't required
This also kept Control panel support

I really like Ubuntu studio, it has a 'low latency' kernel which I believe is good for editing, install not more complicated, you can try it from USB stick/DVD without doing permanent install first

I've been working with linux for many years, sometimes boring :)

CentOS is Red Hat linux 'for free', ambition on both is stability, no extra risks
This means newer HW support, newer 3rd party application versions in the distribution is lacking/very delayed

One example is ImageMagick which on Red Hat/CentOS distribution can be several years old - requires separate compile from source if you need newer features, support for newer file formats, important bug fixes etc

One example from my Threadripper machine, the motherboard included a 10 Gbit enet card, CentOS from BMD didn't support it
Ubuntu just worked on first try!

Latest BMD CentOS ISO now supports the card, but this is typical for Red Hat/CentOS experience
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostFri Sep 20, 2019 4:16 pm

Centos 8 will be released next week. AFAIK it is supported by BM. But the changes under the hood compared to Centos 7 might cure some problems that we currently have in particular h.264/5. I am not saying it will but it might as most of the graphics stack is different. If any one has tried it with RH8 they could tell us. In any case I will be trying it next week and will report back if it helps.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Sep 24, 2019 12:54 pm

Björn, that is interesting!

Anyone got any of the Resolve hardware panels working under Debian/Ubuntu (or any other distro for that matter) and mind sharing their setup?

I rented a Micro panel a while back but was unable to get it working before I had to return it.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Sep 24, 2019 2:03 pm

@ bjornzitting : Can you confirm the Mini Panel work with Ubuntu Studio?

I've read this about requirements:
Linux: CentOS 6.4, Red Hat Enterprise 6.8 and 7.3
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Sep 24, 2019 5:00 pm

Daniel and Lucius
Yes, the micro panel works fine, haven't seen anything not working - but of course I can't test every combination of things others will manage to invent!

As I wrote, after several kludge installs with updates on update, I started clean with a Ubuntu Studio image, 19.04, burned to a DVD

I like burned optical disks for two reasons:
1. Sweden declared a special tax on them many years ago, so I and many others bought a lot ahead of the tax
2. Nothing from the net changes/viruses can update the burned disk if I want to repeat same install later, it's a snapshot of when I collected the content

In the end big USB sticks etc replaced need of burned disks so I still have a good supply of CD/DVD blanks :)
I think BMD still claims their reference CentOS image has to be burned to a DVD...
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The clean install of Ubuntu Studio 19.04 I directly updated via the net, then installed the at that time latest Resolve 16 beta
Micro panel worked!
After that I have allowed Ubuntu Studio to upgrade a lot of times, also upgraded Resolve through several 16.0 and 16.1 beta
Never seen a problem with the micro panel after that!

Thanks again Daniel for your script!
It really put pressure on BMD and gave me the courage to try Threadripper with Ubuntu :)
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Since v16.x no more h.264 export

PostWed Sep 25, 2019 10:19 am

Since version 16.0, 16.1b3 I am not able to export H.264 movies.

When selecting:

Format => QuickTime
Codec => H.264
Encoder => NVIDIA


Then hitting render, after one frame I get following error:
Recording Failed.
Recording failed with Error: Failed to encode the video frame.


Image

All other codecs work well.


Edit:
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I figured out that the issue only appears in the project when using h264 footage together with image sequences (.png, .tga).

Edit2:
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@Daniel Tufvesson: Tested with Nvidia 430 and Nvidia 435 Driver, Cuda V 10.1
Last edited by Marc Gasser on Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostThu Sep 26, 2019 4:10 am

Marc Gasser wrote:Since version 16.0, 16.1b3 I am not able to export H.264 movies.

When selecting:

Format => QuickTime
Codec => H.264
Encoder => NVIDIA


Then hitting render, after one frame I get following error:
Recording Failed.
Recording failed with Error: Failed to encode the video frame.


Image

All other codecs work well.


Edit:
********

I figured out that the issue only appears in the project when using h264 footage together with image sequences (.png, .tga).


I'm having this exact issue, however I do not have any image sequences. It was working perfectly all day, now suddenly I'm having it stop for everything. I've tried multiple codecs and I'm getting nothing. I've exported dozens of projects on this set up, and through monitoring my hardware appears fine. Just wondering if you noticed anything else that maybe helped solve this issue.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSat Sep 28, 2019 9:25 pm

bjornzitting wrote:Yes, the micro panel works fine, haven't seen anything not working
Thank you for the information Björn! I will have a go at this again.

Those of you having issues with NVIDIA h.264 encoding, what NVIDIA driver version are you running?
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Oct 01, 2019 6:19 pm

In case this is of interest for any one running Ubuntu.

"Unofficial Radeon ROCm Packages Re-Enable APU Support"
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... APU-Ubuntu

I tried getting DR running on Centos 8 and there is no ROCm support for it and no packages for AMDGPU pro. AMD really seems to be in lala land.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSun Oct 06, 2019 5:58 pm

Just upgraded from RHEL7 to RHEL8 on my primary workstation (kernel 4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.x86_64). Deployed amdgpu-pro 19.30-855429 (RX 580 GPU). Davinci Resolve 16 works fine.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSun Oct 06, 2019 6:35 pm

linuxfreak wrote:Just upgraded from RHEL7 to RHEL8 on my primary workstation (kernel 4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.x86_64). Deployed amdgpu-pro 19.30-855429 (RX 580 GPU). Davinci Resolve 16 works fine.

Did you install DKMS and Desktop Video OK as well?


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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSun Oct 06, 2019 7:03 pm

Seth Goldin wrote:
linuxfreak wrote:Just upgraded from RHEL7 to RHEL8 on my primary workstation (kernel 4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.x86_64). Deployed amdgpu-pro 19.30-855429 (RX 580 GPU). Davinci Resolve 16 works fine.

Did you install DKMS and Desktop Video OK as well?


Yes, the driver installer did add the module to DKMS and I'm also using the amdgpu-pro driver for the desktop.
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# dkms status
amdgpu, 19.30-855429.el8, 4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.x86_64, x86_64: installed (original_module exists)
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostSun Oct 06, 2019 7:05 pm

Good to know. As I reported over in this other thread, installing the NVIDIA driver from the .run file and DKMS breaks everything.

Roadblocks for using DaVinci Resolve on CentOS 8
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic? ... source=app

Once ELRepo has the NVIDIA driver packaged, I’m guessing CentOS 8 will be usable for those of us with NVIDIA cards.


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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostMon Oct 07, 2019 10:30 pm

I have DR running on Centos8 + KDE with the amdgpupro drivers. I had to add the amd opencl packages in separately. Seems to work better than it did on RH7. I can run the scopes on the GPU which I couldn't before. Still no x264/5.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Oct 08, 2019 10:53 am

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EDIT: I intended to post this in another thread, the Debian focused one that Daniel opened few days ago. Since I dont like to cross post, I'm removing my questions from here
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Oct 08, 2019 11:34 am

I have a problem running 16.1b3 Studio on Debian 10

I have a dongle, but when I start Resolve it asks me for an Activation Code or Insert the Dongle.
The dongle is already in and it lights Green, but the program doesn't start.

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

PostTue Oct 08, 2019 3:49 pm

Have you tried plugging the dongle into a different port? If you unplug the dongle and plug it back in and do a dmesg what does it show? Try a lsusb and see what it says as well. I am pretty sure you can trade the dongle in for a code as well if that is necessary.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostTue Oct 08, 2019 8:37 pm

@WrongHP: could you figure out anything?

I tried several drivers and cuda versions.
The weird thing is that on two machines its not working and on the third it works.
All having Ubuntu 18.04.2LTS installed, two having NvidiaRTX graphics, one NvidiaGTX.

The laptop(RTX) which renders h264 without issues runs the Nvidia-driver-435 opensource (by Tuxedo) and
Cuda compilation tools, release 9.1, V9.1.85

Did you try converting movies to h264 with Winff or Handbrake and then opening them on a Win or Osx computer?
Because my h264 converted movies only play on Linux and I have a slight feeling that somewhere there lies the problem...
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Re: DaVinci Resolve on Linux - Install issues

PostWed Oct 09, 2019 1:57 am

Could I get some one that is running RH/Centos 7/8 with an AMD GPU that has h.264 as an option on the deliver tab do a rpm -qa and post the results here please.

Thank you.
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